Minnesota named host for 3 future NCAA Frozen Fours

The NCAA also announced the Women's Final Four will return to Minneapolis in 2022.
Xcel Energy Center

The NCAA announced that the state of Minnesota will host several championships over the next several years including three Frozen Fours (two women's, one men's) and the 2022 Women's Final Four in Minneapolis.

One of the Frozen Four destinations announced was St. Paul, which will host the 2024 Men's Frozen Four. The event will mark the fourth time the event has been held at Xcel Energy Center making previous stops in 2002, 2011, and 2018.

“We are proud to welcome the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four back to the State of Hockey for the fourth time,” said Xcel Energy Center Vice President and General Manager Jack Larson. “We look forward to partnering once again with the NCAA, University of Minnesota and Visit Saint Paul to host an unforgettable tournament weekend for college hockey players and fans.”

In addition, Minnesota will host two Women's Frozen Four tournaments. The University of Minnesota-Duluth's Amsoil Arena will host the 2023 Frozen Four while the U of M's Ridder Arena will host in 2024.

The NCAA also announced that the 2022 Women's Final Four basketball tournament will take place at Target Center in Minneapolis.

Target Center will also be a place to be for men's basketball next March as they'll host a regional semifinal and final for the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

As part of 450 events that were announced by the NCAA on Wednesday, the U of M will also host the 2021 Men’s Gymnastics Championships at Maturi Pavilion and the 2023 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

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