APRIL 1 & 3, 2028


APRIL 1 & 3, 2028

Las Vegas to Host the


Las Vegas to Host the



Las Vegas has been selected as a host site for the 2028 NCAA Men’s Final Four, marking the first time it will host the collegiate basketball championship.

Games will be played at Allegiant Stadium, the $2 billion, 65,000-seat global events venue located adjacent to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.

The announcement further solidifies Las Vegas as The Greatest Arena on Earth™, following successful marquee events this year including the NFL Draft and the NFL Pro Bowl. Las Vegas will also host the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix in 2023 and Super Bowl LVIII in 2024. The ability to present college basketball’s most-viewed event is due in part to the completion of Allegiant Stadium in 2020.

“The Raiders are thrilled to welcome the NCAA and college basketball fans from around the world to Las Vegas and our home at Allegiant Stadium,” said Sandra Douglass Morgan, president of the Las Vegas Raiders and Las Vegas NCAA Final Four bid team. “Our facility is a state-of-the-art, ideal venue for world-class sporting events.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of hosting the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Erick Harper. “Our city has been a hub for basketball on all levels for many years and now to welcome one of the premier events in all of sports is a culmination of how Las Vegas has truly become the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World. We look forward to working closely with the LVCVA and the NCAA to put on an amazing event like our city is known for.”

Las Vegas has hosted many NCAA member conferences’ basketball championships, including the Mountain West Conference, Pac-12 Conference, West Coast Conference, Western Athletic Conference and the Big West Conference. In 2023, the destination will also serve as host to the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball West Regional and the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

The Las Vegas NCAA Final Four Bid Team is composed of several sports, entertainment and tourism executives and thought leaders in Las Vegas.

The team includes Applied Analysis Principal Analyst Jeremy Aguero; Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Sports Marketing and Special Events Manager Jennifer Bundschuh; Las Vegas Raiders President Sandra Douglass Morgan; Las Vegas Raiders Vice President of Stadium Management, Programming and Guest Experience Adam Feldman; LVCVA Chief Executive Officer/President Steve Hill; LVCVA Senior Director of Sports and Special Events Lisa Motley; Allegiant Stadium Assistant General Manager Greg Desharnais; UNLV Director of Athletics Erick Harper; R&R Partners Executive Vice President Rob Dondero; Thomas & Mack Center Executive Director Mike Newcomb; Allegiant Stadium General Manager Chris Wright; and LVCVA Chief Operating Officer Brian Yost.

“The Final Four is one of the marquee events in sports and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to be the host in 2028,” said Steve Hill, CEO/President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “The excitement of Final Four basketball combined with the energy of Las Vegas will create an unforgettable experience for teams and fans alike. We can’t wait to welcome the Division I Men’s Basketball Championship to the Greatest Arena on Earth.”

The Final Four is one of the marquee events in sports and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to be the host in 2028.

Steve HillCEO/President of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

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Volunteer for the 2028 NCAA Men’s Final Four

Volunteer opportunities let you experience some of the most exciting sporting events in the world – including the 2028 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is quickly evolving from “Entertainment Capital of the World” to “Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World” with the explosive growth of professional sports leagues and live sporting events coming to Las Vegas. With a rich history of hosting premier sporting events such as championship boxing and MMA, golf, NASCAR, rodeo, Minor League Baseball, and NCAA Basketball, and the more recent additions of the National Football League, National Hockey League, Women’s National Basketball Association, United Soccer League, American Hockey League, National Lacrosse League, and Indoor Football League, the destination is reaching new heights.

This ongoing renaissance for Las Vegas sports and special events has created both a need and an unprecedented opportunity for our community to get involved and share the excitement.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is calling on all residents to show their community pride and sign up to volunteer for these great events. Let’s show the world that we are just as much a great community as we are the greatest travel destination in the world.



The National Collegiate Athletic Association® (NCAA) holds a single-elimination tournament each spring in several cities in the United States. The official name of the tournament is the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The tournament, including the national semifinals and championship game (the Final Four®), has become one of the nation’s most prominent sporting events.


More than 330 NCAA colleges and universities are initially eligible for the championship; 68 teams ultimately make it to the tournament by earning automatic qualification by winning its conference championship or by being at-large selections by the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. The committee is responsible for the conduct of the Championship. Each year, 68 teams begin play in the annual championship tournament.


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