Minneapolis to host 2022 NCAA Women's Final Four

The NCAA Women's Final Four is returning to Minneapolis in 2022 for the first time since 1995.  

Games will be played on April 1 and 3 at Target Center. 

The University of Minnesota, Sports Minneapolis and Target Center began the bid process more than a year ago, beating out seven other cities to win the tournament. The local site visit for the selection process took place in July during the WBNA All-Star Game at Target Center, which gave the NCAA a chance to "see Minnesota fans in action, supporting women's sports," according to a news release. 

“This community has shown incredible support for female athletes at every level in our state," Melvin Tenant, the head of Meet Minneapolis and Sports Minneapolis, said in a statement. "We intend to showcase that enthusiasm, along with our vibrant city and world-class venues, to fans and student athletes from around the country.”

Minneapolis is already set to host the 2019 NCAA Men's Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium.