Las Vegas has landed yet another high-profile sports event: the 2028 NCAA Men's Final Four.
The national semifinal and final basketball games are expected to be played on April 1 and 3 that year at Allegiant Stadium, the $2 billion, 65,000-seat, fully enclosed venue that opened in 2020. The stadium, home of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders and University of Nevada, Las Vegas football, will also host Super Bowl LVIII on Feb. 11, 2024. The city will also be hosting the Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix Nov. 16 to 18 on the Strip.
The city, which the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has marketed as "The Greatest Arena on Earth," also hosted the NFL Draft and the NFL Pro Bowl earlier this year and in the past has welcomed the NBA All-Star Game.
A number of NCAA conference basketball tournaments have also been played in Las Vegas.
On March 23 and 25, Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena will host the West Region of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball tournament on March 23 and 25, which will determine one of the Final Four squads for this season's championship in Houston. The Orleans Arena, meanwhile, will host the semifinals and finals of the Division I National Invitation Tournament, comprising teams not selected for the NCAA Tournament, on March 28 and 30.
"The Raiders are thrilled to welcome the NCAA and college basketball fans from around the world to Las Vegas and our home at Allegiant Stadium," said Sandra Douglass Morgan, president of the Raiders and the Las Vegas NCAA Final Four bid team. "Our facility is a state-of-the-art, ideal venue for world-class sporting events."
More information on the Final Four in Las Vegas is available online.