ASM Global sets record as first venue management team to host NCAA Men’s and Women’s Finals


LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continuing its rapid expansion as the country’s premier host for major collegiate sporting events in the United States, ASM Global, over a four-day period from April 1-4, became the first to host the Men’s Finals and women’s NCAA college basketball at its New Orleans Superdome and Minneapolis target center.

Attended by more than 160,000 fans in both cities, these two major events are part of a streak that began in 2022 and will continue through 2026 at ASM-operated facilities across the country, which is the result of being selected by the NCAA to host a total of 32 preliminary rounds and Division I, II, and III Athletics Championships over a five-year period.

The number of events over the five-year period is unprecedented for a single-installation operator. Additionally, ASM Global will host the 2023 Men’s Final Four at NRG Park in Houston, followed by the 2024 Men’s Final Four at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

“We very much appreciate this recognition by the NCAA of our unique abilities to integrate our global knowledge of best practices gleaned from our portfolio of the world’s most recognized and iconic venues, combined with insights and sensitivities to each U.S. market in which we present these events,” said Ron Bension, President and CEO of ASM Global. “We are also proud that our resources help provide a much-needed financial boost to businesses.

Doug Thornton, Executive Vice President of Stadiums, Arenas and Theaters, ASM Global, said, “Of course, each year is a little different from the last, but the experience of the ASM Global team is unmatched and invaluable for events of this nature. Our staff has worked closely with NCAA officials for years planning these events, and it certainly helps that our team has had a lot of experience with previous Final Fours.

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