NCAA, Local Organizers Unveil Logo for 2022 Men’s Final Four
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans will host the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Final Four for the sixth time on April 2 and 4, 2022. This week, the NCAA and New Orleans Local Organizing Committee unveiled the official logo for the event, which is expected to be one of the first major sports gatherings in New Orleans since the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Along with our partners, Tulane University and the University of New Orleans, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation is proud to bring the Men’s Final Four back to New Orleans in 2022,” said Jeff Rossi, senior vice president of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the executive director of the New Orleans Local Organizing Committee. “The Superdome has played host to five previous Final Fours with unforgettable moments from players such as Michael Jordan, Keith Smart, Carmelo Anthony and Anthony Davis. Unveiling the official 2022 Final Four logo is the first public step towards what promises to be another remarkable Final Four here in New Orleans. The Sports Foundation is incredibly excited to bring events of this caliber to our great city that not only help our local economy, but also attract millions of broadcast viewers and create great experiences for our community.”
Officially awarded the tournament in 2016, the Local Organizing Committee has already begun planning event details with the NCAA. Over the next 16 months, the NOLOC will continue to work closely with the NCAA, representatives from the State of Louisiana and City of New Orleans, ASM Global, New Orleans and Company, and the Morial Convention Center to ensure the success of the Final Four and its ancillary events.
“We are incredibly grateful for the outstanding work the host institutions and the New Orleans Local Organizing Committee have completed and will continue to do moving forward to make this a phenomenal event,” said Jim Phillips, chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee
In 2012, the NCAA Final Four drew more than 75,000 out of town visitors to New Orleans, accounted for more than 200,000 hotel room nights, and generated an economic impact of $168 million. Additionally, the television broadcast of all three games drew a combined audience of more than 50 million viewers.