Countdown to Valley’s second final four begins
PHOENIX – The countdown to the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four began when the NCAA and the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee recently unveiled the logo of Phoenix’s second Final Four.
The announcement tips off preparations for 2024 Final Four, set for April 6 and April 8, 2024 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The Valley hosted its first Final Four in 2017, with North Carolina capturing the national title.
“The NCAA is thrilled to bring its marquee championship back to Phoenix, which did a superb job of hosting the 2017 Final Four,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s Senior Vice President of Basketball. “Regardless of which teams advance to the 2024 Final Four, we know their time in this area is going to be memorable for players, coaches, administrators and fans. The logo will serve as a permanent symbol and reminder of the long journey teams will take next season to end up in Glendale with a chance to win a national championship. But the logo also serves as a symbol of the countless hours worked by local organizers, host schools, stadium personnel and volunteers to stage the greatest sporting event in the world.”
The 2023-24 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee Chair Dr. Charles McClelland, commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, attended the announcement along with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and representatives from Arizona State University, which is the host institution, in a display of the widespread support for the Final Four.
“We’re excited to launch 2024 Men’s Final Four preparations,” said Debbie Johnson, co-chair of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee. “With a saguaro cactus silhouetted against a mountain, the logo captures the unique beauty of the Sonoran desert. The colors are bright and bold – a perfect depiction of our approach to hosting the Final Four.
“We are proud to be the standard bearers for an entire region and we promise that it will be an unforgettable experience for the visiting teams, alumni, fans, media and NCAA corporate champions and partners, as well as Arizona residents.”
Arizona and NCAA leaders unveiled the official logo of the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Phoenix today. From left: Debbie Johnson, director of Arizona Office of Tourism/co-chair of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee; Dan Gavitt, NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball; Arizona Governor Doug Ducey; Dr. Charles McClelland, 2023-24 Chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee; and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.
About the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee:
The Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC) is a non-profit organization that is hosting the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four. The committee is comprised of Arizona business, tourism and sports leaders and will collaborate with the NCAA to support the Final Four’s myriad ancillary events and to establish legacy projects that will ensure the lasting impact of the Final Four in the Valley. The PLOC will raise funds to support the event and ensure that the 2024 Final Four sets a new standard of excellence. The 2024 Men’s Final Four will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., with the national semifinals on Saturday, April 6 and the national final on Monday, April 8, 2024.
For more information visit www.phoenixfinalfour.com