Denver to Host NCAA Women’s Final Four

Denver will be the host city of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Final Four to be held March 30 – April 3, with the tournament games scheduled for April 1 and 3 at the Pepsi Center. The event is expected to bring 30,000 visitors and generate $20 million in spending in the Mile High City.

Approximately 5,000 women’s basketball student-athletes from 336 NCAA Division I institutions will compete for the opportunity to participate in the 2012 Women’s Final Four and ultimately win the national championship.

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ESPN and ESPN2 will broadcast all 63 games of the 2012 Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, which will also be distributed to approximately 177 countries around the world.

The two national semifinal games will take place Sunday, April 1 at Pepsi Center, with games set for 4:30 and 7 p.m. MDT. The 2012 national champion will be crowned Tuesday, April 3 at the Pepsi Center, with the game set for tip-off at 6:30 p.m. MDT.

“This is the largest NCAA event that Denver is currently able to host, and we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities for community involvement throughout Downtown Denver surrounding the event,” said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of Visit Denver, The Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Celebrating more than 100 years of promoting the Mile High City, Visit Denver is a nonprofit trade association that contracts with the City of Denver to market Denver as a convention and leisure destination, increasing economic development in the city, creating jobs and generating taxes.

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