Indianapolis the host with the most

Updated: February 4, 2004, 11:56 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis will host the NCAA men's basketball Final Four an average of every five years through 2039.

The home to NCAA headquarters also will stage the women's Final Four on a five-year rotation and preliminary rounds in both basketball tournaments under an agreement between NCAA and local officials announced Wednesday.

Indianapolis also will host the NCAA convention on a five-year rotation and will be a backup site if cities slated to hold Final Fours have to drop out.

The 2005 women's Final Four and the 2006 and 2010 men's Final Fours already were assigned to Indianapolis.

The agreement also extends the NCAA's lease on its national office and Hall of Champions for 10 years through 2039, with options on three 10-year extensions through 2069. The NCAA moved its headquarters from the Kansas City area in 1999.

Indianapolis hosted the men's Final Four in 1991, 1997 and 2000.


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