The 2022 men's basketball Final Four will be held in New Orleans.The NCAA announced that the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will host the event for the sixth time overall. The men's basketball committee decided to forgo the traditional site selection process in choosing New Orleans, which wasn't selected during the last bid cycle.
"New Orleans has an incredibly rich history of hosting the Final Four, and for a variety of reasons it was determined that 2022 was the perfect year to bring the event back to the Crescent City," Dan Gavitt, vice president for men's basketball championships, said in a statement. "New Orleans is a festive place that embraces this event and makes it special for participating student-athletes and fans. With a little luck, we'll get some of the same Final Four magic we've been treated to in the past."
Phoenix will host this year's Final Four, with San Antonio (2018), Minneapolis (2019), Atlanta (2020) and Indianapolis (2021) being selected in the last bid cycle. The locations from 2023 to 2025 will be announced in the summer of 2018.