The NCAA announced today that the Women’s Final Four will be held in Tampa for the 2024-2025 season and Phoenix for the 2025-2026 season.
This will be the fourth time Tampa has hosted a Women’s Final Four. This will be the first time Phoenix has hosted and the first time a Women’s Final Four has been held out west since Denver in 2012.
“This bid cycle was significant for Division I women’s basketball, as we were able to identify two outstanding future host cities for the Women’s Final Four in 2025 and 2026 and named the eight regional host sites that will be part of our new two-site regional format that is in play beginning in 2023,” said Lynn Holzman, NCAA vice president of women’s basketball per release. “I am pleased that over the next six years we will play in several new markets, while providing enhanced hosting opportunities.”
In addition to the host sites, the NCAA announced a new regional format that will feature eight teams at two sites. The current format is four teams at four sites. Greenville, South Carolina, and Seattle, Washington will host the first two such regionals in 2023. 2024 will be held in Albany, New York, and Portland, Oregon. Birmingham, Alabama, and Spokane, Washington in 2025 and Fort Worth, Texas, and Sacramento in 2026.
Next Up: Where Women’s Final Four Will Be Held
2020-2021: San Antonio, Texas
2021-2022: Minneapolis, Minnesota
2022-2023: Dallas, Texas
2023-2024: Cleveland, Ohio
2024-2025: Tampa, Florida
2025-2026: Phoenix, Arizona