Columbus is looking to become a mainstay in hosting NCAA championship events
The city has submitted bids on 53 NCAA championship events through 2026, including bids for the Frozen Four in 2022, 2023 or 2024, the men's lacrosse quarterfinals in Ohio Stadium, and the men's basketball first and second rounds from 2022 to 2026.
“The combination of our universities, hotels, walkable footprint and collaborative approach makes our city an ideal location to host student-athletes, coaches, media and fans,” said Linda Shetina Logan, the Greater Columbus Sports Commission executive director told NBC4.
In all, five Columbus universities are represented in the proposal, including Ohio State as well as Ohio Dominican University, Otterbein University, Capital University and Ursuline College.
In recent years, Columbus has played host to the NCAA women's Final Four, the men's volleyball championship, the wrestling championships, and more. Columbus is also a finalist to host the NCAA Women’s Final Four again in either 2025 or 2026.