The 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four logo, hosted by the City of New Orleans, was unveiled by Tulane Athletic Director Rick Dickson at a ceremony held at a local YMCA earlier today.
The logo plays off of the gothic theme of the local style of New Orleans architecture while also including a fleur-de-lis in the ‘O’ of ‘Four’. The fleur-de-lis is the official symbol of the State of Louisiana and also appears on the New Orleans city flag.
“New Orleans has certainly proven itself a great host to word class events and we expect nothing different when it hosts the premiere women’s sporting event in the country in 2013.” – NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball Committee chair Carolayne Henry
New Orleans becomes the first city to host three NCAA Women’s Final Four tournaments (1991, 2004, 2013), it is expected to have an economic impact of $20 million on the city.
The tournament gets underway March 23rd with the championship game being played in New Orleans on April 2, 2013.