Las Vegas Making Push To Host Frozen Four After NCAA Change
The NCAA said that it "would consider Las Vegas as a host site" for the Frozen Four in the future, and the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority confirmed that it is "going through the steps necessary to make it happen" in the wake of a policy change to allow Las Vegas to host NCAA title events, according to Justin Emerson of the LAS VEGAS SUN. LVCVA Dir Of Sports Marketing & Special Events Lisa Motley said, “We’re so bullish on hockey right now with what the Golden Knights have been able to establish us as an ice destination." D-I Men’s Ice Hockey Committee Chair Steve Metcalf said that the NCAA "thinks of Las Vegas as a viable destination, and that people have reached out to him about their desire to come." The committee will accept bids from the end of August through its early February deadline, then decide next summer and announce Frozen Four and regional host cities for '23-26 in October '20. Regionals will follow the same timeline for the '22-26 events. Las Vegas is "expected to make a bid." The LVCVA submitted a Frozen Four bid for the '19-22 cycle "knowing it would be rejected, signaling how serious it is about bringing the event to town" (LAS VEGAS SUN, 5/10).