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Phoenix selected to host 2026 NCAA Women's Final Four

Almost two decades after first bidding to host the Women's Final Four, Phoenix was awarded the NCAA's premier women's championship Wednesday.

The Division I women's basketball committee selected Tampa, Florida, and Phoenix as sites for the 2025 and 2026 Final Fours. Other finalists were Portland and Columbus, Ohio. Tampa will be hosting for the fourth time and Phoenix its fi

The Phoenix Final Four will be held April 3-5, 2026 (Easter weekend) with the semifinals and final played Talking Stick Resort Arena, currently undergoing a $230-million renovation.

The accompanying Women's Basketball Coaches Association convention will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center.