***press release courtesy of the MAC Conference Media Team***
Cleveland, Ohio — The NCAA has announced today that the Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) have been awarded the bid to host the Division I Women’s Final Four in 2024 at Quicken Loans Arena (The Q) in Cleveland.
The MAC, GCSC and The Q previously served as host to the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2007, which included Tennessee, LSU, Rutgers and North Carolina. Tennessee won its seventh Division I Women’s Basketball Championship with a 59-46 win over Rutgers on April 3, 2007.
The MAC, GCSC and The Q also hosted the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional in Cleveland on March 26-28, 2015, the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on March 15-17, 2018 and will host the upcoming 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds on March 20-22, 2020.
Quicken Loans Arena and the MAC have a long-standing working relationship. For 19 years, The Q has served as the host venue for the MAC Men’s Basketball Tournament (since 2000) and the MAC Women’s Basketball Tournament (since 2001). The Men’s Basketball Tournament at The Q is the second longest running neutral site men’s tournament in the nation.
The MAC and GCSC have partnered to host several NCAA Division I Championship events and have been aggressive in bidding for future Division I Championship events. The MAC and GCSC have also partnered to host the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championships (2012, 2014, 2019).