Dallas will host the NCAA Women’s Final Four at the American Airlines Center in 2031

To update: This story has been updated since it was originally published.

Just as Dallas gears up for the Women’s Final Four in March and April, another chance to host the event became official on Monday.

The NCAA announced that Dallas and the American Airlines Center will host the 2031 Women’s Final Four, scheduled for April 4-6. This is the third time the city and AAC have hosted the event. Dallas’ inaugural Women’s Final Four came in 2017 when Mississippi State stunned UConn in the semifinals and then lost to South Carolina in the championship game.

That winning performance in 2017 undoubtedly played a role in bringing the Women’s Final Four back to Dallas this selection cycle. The NCAA also selected Columbus (2027), Indianapolis (2028), San Antonio (2029), and Portland, Oregon (2030) as venues.

“We’re excited to bring the women’s Final Four back to Dallas,” said Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark, a former NBA manager with the Brooklyn Nets. “There is no greater stage for women’s college basketball, and we look forward to partnering with the Dallas Sports Commission to provide a premier experience for this flagship event.”

The selection also cements Dallas’ status as a regular stop for NCAA basketball, both men’s and women’s.

The 2023 Women’s Final Four will also include the championship games for Division II and Division III as part of the Title IX anniversary.

Dallas and North Texas have also hosted NCAA men’s basketball championships and hosted the 2014 Final Four at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, a 2013 regional tournament at AT&T Stadium, and first and second round games at the AAC in 2002, 2006, 2018 and 2024.

“March Madness is the pinnacle of the college game, and we are so excited to crown our city’s champion in 2023 and 2031,” said Monica Paul, executive director of the Dallas Sports Commissioner. “We have proven once again that we are a strong partner for top-flight women’s basketball.”


March 31st and April 2nd
Dallas Big 12 Conference and the Dallas Sports Commission American Airlines Center
April 5th and 7th
Cleveland Mid-American Conference and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
April 4th and 6th
Tampa Bay, Fla University of South Florida and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission Amalie Arena
April 3rd and 5th
Phoenix University of Arizona footprint center
April 2nd and 4th
Columbus, Ohio Ohio State University and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission Nationwide arena
March 31st and April 2nd
Indianapolis Horizon League, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Indiana Sports Corp Gainbridge field house
March 30th and April 1st
San Antonio University of the Incarnate Word, University of Texas at San Antonio and San Antonio Sports Alamodome
April 5th and 7th
Portland, Oregon University of Portland and Sports Oregon Moda center
April 4th and 6th
Dallas Big 12 Conference and the Dallas Sports Commission American Airlines Center
Tickets to the 2023 NCAA Women’s Final Four at AAC go on sale this Friday

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