New Vikings Stadium Searching For NCAA Final Four


Apr 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Connecticut Huskies cheerleaders hold up the trophy after beating the Kentucky Wildcats in the championship game of the Final Four in the 2014 NCAA Mens Division I Championship tournament at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Why stop with just the Super Bowl? That’s what the folks behind the Taj MaZygi are saying, sort of. The Pioneer Press reports that Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will announce a campaign on Tuesday to bring the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four to the not-yet-named new Vikings stadium.

According to the Pioneer Press, the bid for the Final Four has already been submitted and the Twin Cities is one of eight finalists in the running for a Final Four bid. It is thought that the bid for the new Vikings stadium is probably for the 2019-2020 NCAA Basketball season.

The Metrodome, may it rest in peace, hosted the NCAA Final Four in 1992 and 2001 with multiple earlier rounds in the tournament being played under the Teflon sky.

The new Vikings stadium will see the Super Bowl come to town in 2018. The stadium lost out on the College Football National Championship Game for 2017, but will try again for the contest. With the new building, bigger events are expected to be hosted in downtown Minneapolis.