Houston was among several cities vying for a Final Four appearance between 2023 and 2026. The Valley beat out Los Angeles in bidding process.
The NCAA announced its decision Monday during a live feed on its Twitter account.
Johnson and others were in Boston last week to make a bid presentation to the NCAA men's basketball committee.
NRG Park, which hosted the 2011 and 2016 Final Fours, was chosen as the site for upcoming collegiate basketball tournament.
San Antonio played host to the Final Four this past season, which had an economic impact on the city of $185 million and came with a lot of national media attention as a great place to visit, Nirenberg said. The NCAA is based in downtown Indianapolis, with its headquarters located a short walk from Lucas Oil Stadium.
"That is a part of the conversation, the bid specifications require a minimum of 70 suites to host the Final Four and it's something we will have to do", said Jenny Carnes, associate executive director at San Antonio Sports. It was the first men's Final Four to be held west of Texas since 1995.
The Final Four will return to Houston for a fourth time in 2023. "We look forward to bringing the NCAA's marquee championship back to those locations".
"I think we've got the best hospitality in the world". "We addressed the community and how supportive it was. But we also knew that we had stiff competition with the other destinations so we certainly didn't take anything for granted". Only Kansas City, which was the site of 10 Final Fours from 1940-88, has been the site of more.
Dan Gavitt is the NCAA senior vice president of men's basketball.
"We do not represent our bids as saying, 'This is where this shall occur, or that shall occur.' We present a pallet of the entire destination and allow, and encourage, the NCAA or the NFL or the College Football Playoff, or whomever to choose where they want to be".