The Visit Sacramento Sports Commission learned today that Sacramento is one of seven cities vying for five spots to host the NCAA Women’s Final Four basketball tournament from 2027 to 2031.

“Sports events like this one make a tremendous impact in our city, with athletes, staff, families and fans coming to Sacramento and staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants and supporting our small businesses,” said Dave Eadie, Vice President, Visit Sacramento Sports Commission

Today’s step forward in the process for hopefully bringing the Women’s Final Four to Sacramento highlights the great partnership Sacramento has with the NCAA and NCAA events. In the previous bid cycle, Sacramento was awarded seven championships, a record for the region, and event organizers continue to be impressed with Sacramento as a sports destination as well as a backdrop for TV audiences around the world.

“Visit Sacramento has prioritized sports events in recent years, allowing valuable tourism to continue to support our community and bring fun and enjoyment for the people who live here,” Eadie said.

“Between events like World’s Strongest Man, Ironman, the return of USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Championships and Men’s March Madness in 2023, it’s clear that Sacramento is on the rise as a sports destination,” he continued, “and so we are committed to continuing this momentum – especially as we look at ways to help our small business community coming out of the pandemic.”

Read the announcement from NCAA on their website.