Championship basketball will be played in Phoenix in 2026.
That year’s installment of the NCAA Women’s Final Four will commence on the floor of your Phoenix Suns.
The joint efforts of the City of Phoenix, Visit Phoenix, the Suns, the Mercury, Talking Stick Resort Arena and the Phoenix Local Organization Committee resulted in Arizona’s capital securing the bid. Phoenix topped the list of potential hosts that included Columbus, Ohio, Portland, Oregon, and Tampa, Florida.
“For little girls, young women, to be able to see this type of event up close, I think it’s going to be really inspirational,” said Ralph Marchetta, Senior Vice President and Arena GM.