The NCAA this week unveiled the logo for the 2024 Men’s Final Four, which will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on April 6 and 8.
This will mark the second time that Glendale has hosted the Final Four, as North Carolina captured its sixth national title with a 71-65 win over Gonzaga in 2017.
More than 231,000 fans attended the three games at State Farm Stadium, previously known as University of Phoenix Stadium, making it the second-highest attended Final Four in history.
Naturally, the logo for the 2024 Final Four is in the shape of Arizona. It features a desert landscape at the bottom, with a basketball setting above the mountains – an obvious play on the “Valley of the Sun.”
The Final Four wordmark is prominently displayed in the center above a four-team bracket and a designation for the city of Phoenix, the greater metropolitan area that Glendale is located within.
Lastly, the logo is mostly black but features orange and yellow sunset tones, as well as light blue, which ties together with the NCAA logo that sits in the top left corner.
This season’s Final Four will take place in Houston, while future sites includes San Antonio in 2025, Indianapolis in 2026, Detroit in 2027, Las Vegas in 2028, Indianapolis (again) in 2029 and North Texas in 2030.
The 2024 Final Four, meanwhile, is one of just several major events that will be held in State Farm Stadium in the coming months, including College Football Playoff semifinal and Super Bowl LVII.
“It has incredible experience hosting major events,” NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt said this week. “Super Bowls, College Football Playoffs. Experience matters.”
Photo courtesy of @FinalFour on Twitter.