PHOENIX – With 352 days and counting until the tip-off of the 2024 NCAA® Men’s Final Four®, the 2024 Men’s Final Four Host Committee, Governor Katie Hobbs, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, NCAA and ASU officials unveiled the official countdown clock today at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until Arizona’s second Men’s Final Four tips off.
“The countdown for the 2024 NCAA Men’s Final Four has officially begun. For the next year, Phoenix will prepare to host this iconic national event,” said Jay Parry, President and CEO of the host committee. “Visitors and Phoenicians alike coming through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be reminded the 2024 Men’s Final Four is being hosted right here. We are honored and eager to welcome the nation’s basketball community and for Arizona to shine once again.”
Located in Terminal 4, the busiest at Sky Harbor, the digital clock is illuminated on a high-definition LED screen at the west end of baggage claim.
“The NCAA Men’s Final Four is one of the world’s most exciting sporting events, and Phoenix cannot wait to once again share a national spotlight and showcase our unmatched hospitality,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said. “The 2017 Men’s Final Four was a smashing success. Now, we have another opportunity to show why we feel our metropolitan area is the nation’s No. 1 destination for mega-events.”
Visitors from across the country will be welcomed to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport next April as college basketball fans descend for the 2024 Men’s Final Four. The games will be held April 6 and 8 at State Farm Stadium. In 2017, the national semifinals and final drew a combined attendance of 153,780, second-highest in Men’s Final Four history.
“We are excited to return to Phoenix, Arizona in 2024,” said JoAn Scott, NCAA Managing Director, Men’s Basketball Championships. “The Valley of the Sun will be the epicenter of college basketball next April, and I am confident our student-athletes, coaches, and fans will once again enjoy a wonderful, positive experience.”
In addition to the championship games, Phoenix Sky Harbor will serve as the gateway to other events surrounding the Final Four and provide easy access to Valley-wide activities. The PHX Sky Train® connects with Valley Metro Rail to provide a quick, convenient, and seamless ride from the airport to downtown Phoenix.