Fresh off a very successful and highly rated Final Four to help celebrate San Antonio's Tricentennial, City officials want to be able to hoist the Final Four banner at the Alamodome again in the coming decade, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Community and business leaders have been meeting with NCAA officials at their annual meeting in Boston, and Mary Japhet of San Antonio Sports points out its a good time for future Final Fours to be decided, because the NCAA's Site Selection Committee was just in San Antonio.
"We had a wonderful Final Four, and its not just us saying it," she said. "We heard that as feedback from the NCAA."
The Final Four was, by all measurements, a success, with huge crowds, exciting games, and a safe, fun environment with a multitude of other events. Even the weather cooperated, with temperatures in the seventies, making fans of teams from Chicago and Philadelphia to comment on the city's welcoming environment.
Japhet says there is a lot of confidence that when the decision is made on Monday on Final Four sites for several seasons in the coming decade, the Alamodome will be named.
"I will definitely tell you it is 'cautiously optimistic,' because we do know how competitive it is to host a man's Final Four," Japhet said.
The City is up against several major cities, including Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, and Indianapolis, which is the home of the NCAA.