Columbus to host NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2027

This marks the second time in a decade that Nationwide Arena will host the final games.

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The NCAA Women’s Final Four is returning to Columbus, but don’t worry, you’ve got some time —1,592 days to be exact.

On Monday, the NCAA announced its next slate of host cities for the Women’s Final Four + Nationwide Arena was named as the host for the final games in 2027. And if you can’t wait until then, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland will be home to the 2024 Women’s Final Four.

The Women’s Final Four was last in Columbus in 2018 where the Greater Columbus Sports Commission reports the city netted $21.7 million in visitor spending. The game was also one for the record books as Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale nailed a jump shot with just one second left in overtime to win the championship against UConn.

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