SAN ANTONIO – KSAT 12 confirmed on Tuesday that Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other city officials are in Boston to formally bid to host another NCAA Men's Final Four.
The group from San Antonio includes UTSA and UIW officials. The city is bidding to host one of the Men's Final Fours being held in 2023, 2025 and 2026.
San Antonio is coming off a successful showing with the 2018 Men's Final Four at the Alamodome.
Officials tell KSAT the organizing group is "cautiously optimistic" about the chances of San Antonio hosting another event, but the bidding process is once again "very competitive."
The NCAA Men's Basketball Committee is expected to make an announcement on who hosts that cycle of Final Four games sometime next week, possibly on July 16 or 17.
Excited to finish running through our @marchmadness host bid presentation and have the opportunity to be considered for a future opportunity to have the @SA_Sports @COSAGOV @UIWAthletics @UTSA host a future @marchmadness pic.twitter.com/H8hPqUfFPg— Brian Wickstrom (@UIW_AD) July 10, 2018
KSAT also learned Tuesday the city and local sports officials are also in the process of bidding to host the 2021 NCAA Women's Final Four.
An announcement on Women's Final Four is expected by October.