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Columbus to Host 2027 Women's Final Four

November 21, 2022

Article originally published by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. 

Columbus earned global recognition for its hosting of the 2018 Women’s Final Four.

The NCAA Women’s Final Four is returning to Columbus and Nationwide Arena April 2 & 4, 2027.

Columbus has been a key ally in showcasing NCAA student-athletes and competitions, having hosted more than 100 events over the last 20 years. One of those events was the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four, which received SportsTravel magazine’s Sports Event of the Year, beating out the Super Bowl and Olympics.

“We are grateful to be a hub for women’s sports through our partnership with the NCAA,” said Linda Logan, CEO and President of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. “We raised the bar globally with our work on the 2018 Women’s Final Four and embrace the challenge to elevate the event even higher in 2027.”

The 2018 event brought in $21.7 million in direct visitor spending to the region. More than 80% of visitors were from outside of Ohio, with 60% making their first trip to Columbus.

Read the NCAA’s full Women’s Final Four selection release here.