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Houston Will Host The NCAA Final Four In 2023

The announcement comes less than a week after Mayor Sylvester Turner visited NCAA officials in Boston to make a pitch for the city

Mayor Sylvester Turner (second from the left) reacted to the NCAA’s announcement saying that returning the Final Four to Houston in 2023 “will be a slam dunk.”

Houston will host the NCAA men’s Final Four in the year 2023 and the games will be played at NRG Stadium.

The NCAA’s announcement came Monday, less than a week after Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner visited NCAA officials in Boston to make a pitch for the city.

“Returning the Final Four to Houston in 2023 will be a slam dunk. I’m overjoyed that the NCAA recognized this fact,” Turner said in a news release from his press office and added: “From our restaurants, to our convention center, hotels, and retail spaces, Houston is poised to provide a total fan experience.”

According to the news release, Houston realized approximately $250 million in economic impact from the 2016 event when Villanova beat North Carolina at the buzzer for the title.

Houston most recently hosted the Final Four in 2016.

The event is typically accompanied by concerts and a fan fest, along with lots of lane closures and traffic.

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