The 2021 NCAA Tournament is set to conclude with the Final Four in Indianapolis in early April
This year's NCAA Tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but March Madness is set to return in 2021 and the Final Four will take place in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium.
After starting out with a field of 68 teams, the champions of the four regions (East, Midwest, South, and West) will meet in Indianapolis on April 3 with the winners advancing to the national championship game on April 5.
Indianapolis is certainly no stranger to hosting the NCAA Tournament or the Final Four, as the city is where the NCAA's base of operations is located. This will be the eighth time Indianapolis will be the site of the Final Four, and it's scheduled to return in 2026. This will be the third time Lucas Oil Stadium has hosted the Final Four (2010, 2015) with the other Indianapolis venues being Market Square Arena (1980, demolished in 2001) and the RCA Dome (1991, 1997, 2000, 2006 - demolished in 2008). In 2015, South No. 1 seed Duke defeated West No. 1 seed Wisconsin 68-63 in front of a crowd of 71,149.
The NCAA has already announced the dates and locations for the next five Final Fours, a stretch that has the event returning to Indianapolis in 2026.
Future Final Four Locations: Date, Venue, City
- April 2 & 4, 2022 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans)
- April 1 & 3, 2023 – NRG Stadium (Houston)
- April 6 & 8, 2024 – State Farm Stadium (Glendale, Ariz.)
- April 5 & 7, 2025 – Alamodome (San Antonio)
- April 4 & 6, 2026 – Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)