Forget about a men’s NCAA Final Four being played in an arena anytime soon, as the NCAA announced the football stadiums hosting the 2012-2016 tournaments.Forget about a men’s NCAA Final Four being played in an arena anytime soon, as the NCAA announced the locations for the 2012-2016 tournaments:
- 2012: New Orleans, Louisiana Superdome
- 2013: Atlanta, Georgia Dome
- 2014: Dallas-Ft. Worth, Cowboys Stadium
- 2015: Indianapolis, Lucas Oil Stadium
- 2016: Houston, Reliant Stadium
The most notable presence on the list: the $1.1-billion Dallas Cowboys stadium.
It’s the latest in a series of big wins for the Cowboys. The new stadium will open with the 2009 NFL season and over the course of several years host the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, the 2010-2019 Cotton Bowls, the Big 12 championship in 2009 and 2010, and the 2011 Super Bowl.
The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex last hosted a Final Four tourney in 1986 at Reunion Arena.