MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - 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.