Oregon's Dylan Ennis, top, reacts as Jordan Bell (1) watches his after the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against North Carolina, Saturday, April 1, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz.
"We thank the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee for allowing us to showcase the city of Detroit and present its viability as a premier event location".
Indianapolis will host the 2026 NCAA Men's Final Four. "From their (NCAA) standpoint, there was no hesitation to say we're OK doing 2024 because they did it before (after the Super Bowl)".
Phoenix will be the site of the 2024 event, marking the second Final Four in that city's history. San Antonio will host the Final Four for a fifth time in 2025, joining Kansas City, Indianapolis, New York, Louisville, New Orleans and Seattle as the only cities to do so.
"Whether it's the performance of the music fest or fan fest to the actual games themselves itself, the accommodations and experience continues to raise the bar for everyone else", the mayor said.
"While we were eagerly looking forward to a more favorable outcome, we are proud of and grateful for the efforts put forward by the Big Ten, Michigan State University and the Detroit Sports Organizing Corp.to bring the NCAA Men's Final Four back to Detroit", said Detroit Sports Commission Director Kris Smith in a press release.
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That Final Four, only a year after the venue will host Super Bowl 57 in 2023, will be the Phoenix area's second, after last year's Final Four.
"Very few destinations have as many cities involved - perhaps Los Angeles might be the only other - but a frequent big event city ... we're probably the most unique in terms of having myriad municipalities and different CVBs", President and CEO of Visit Phoenix Steve Moore said.
The cities were chosen from a group that also included Los Angeles, Detroit and North Texas.
"Our communities came together", Johnson said.
Economic impact from the 2017 Final Four was an estimated $324.5 million, according to a student by ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business.
Johnson said a Final Four executive director likely will be named in 2022.