Dallas to host 2023 Womens Final Four

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, October 6th, 2018

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Dallas to host 2023 Womens Final Four The NCAA Division I Women’s
Basketball Committee announced that the Big 12 Conference and the
Dallas Sports Commission have been selected to host the 2023 Women’s
Final Four. The American Airlines Center will serve as the competition
venue for the games to be played on March 31 and April 2, 2023. This
will mark the second time in six years for Dallas to host a Women’s
Final Four.
“We look forward to bringing the Women’s Final Four back to
Dallas,” said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “The 2017 Women’s Final
Four was a great success both on and off the court with compelling
games, sellout crowds and community involvement. We appreciate the
NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee providing us another opportunity to
host this spectacular event.”
The Big 12 and Dallas have joined forces to stage two regionals
(2011 and 2016) and a Women’s Final Four during the last six years. In
2017, Dallas hosted the Women’s Final Four for the first time, which
saw an attendance of 38,431. The national championship game was a
sellout for the first time since 2014, as 19,229 saw South Carolina
take home its first national title.
“Thank you to the NCAA and the Women’s Basketball Committee for
the opportunity to host the 2023 Women’s Final Four,” said Monica
Paul, Executive Director of the Dallas Sports Commission.  “In
2017, the energy in the American Airlines Center and in the city of
Dallas was unmatched and we were blown away by the experience and the
community participation.  We want Dallas to be synonymous with women’s
basketball and we look forward to making 2023 even bigger and better.”
The American Airlines Center is also used for concerts and other
live entertainment. It opened in 2001 at a cost of $420 million with a
basketball seating capacity of 19,200 and up to 21,146 with standing
room.
“We are honored and excited to be selected as the host site for the
2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four”, said Dave Brown, American Airlines
Center Chief Operating Officer. “We are fully committed to women’s
basketball and are confident we will provide a memorable experience
for all the participants and guests.”
The 2013 and 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball
Championships were also contested at the AAC. In 2013, the average
attendance of 7,037 ranked second in Conference history. Three other
women’s championships were held at Reunion Arena in 2003, 2004 and
2006.
In conjunction with the Women’s Final Four, the Women’s Basketball
Coaches Association will hold its annual meeting and trade show in
Dallas.
Dallas and the North Texas region have also staged NCAA and Big 12
Men’s Basketball championships, hosting the 2014 Men’s Final Four at
AT&T Stadium in Arlington that set an attendance record. The Big 12
and Dallas Sports Commission hosted the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s
Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds at the American
Airlines Center and hosted the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional at
AT&T Stadium. Additionally, Dallas will host a NCAA Women’s
Basketball Regional in 2020.
The games in Dallas will mark the seventh time that the Women’s
Final Four will be played in the state of Texas. In addition to Dallas
hosting in 2017, San Antonio hosted in 2002, 2010 and will host in
2021. Austin hosted in 1985 and 1987.

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