Final Four Sites: 2013 - 2017

College basketball's biggest game demands the biggest possible stage

When March Madness spills over into April and college basketball's last four teams meet, no mere basketball stadium can contain the drama. Only the biggest indoor venues in the country can host the Final Four, and, for the most part, that means NFL stadiums. Here's a look at the venues playing host to the NCAA Tournament's final weekend through the 2015-16 season.

2013: Georgia Dome, Atlanta

Louisville v Wichita State - Georgia Dome 2013
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The home of the Atlanta Falcons was the place to be for the first weekend in April, 2013. Atlanta was also host for the 2007 Final Four.

2014: Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

Dallas Cowboys New Stadium
The new Dallas Cowboys stadium -- under construction in Arlington, Texas -- may play host to a Texas/UNC game... and a Final Four at some point in the future. Getty Images / Chris Graythen

The new home of the Dallas Cowboys -- which opened for the 2009-10 NFL season -- has become a very hot location for basketball's biggest events. In addition to the Final Four in 2014, the Cowboys' new home hosted NBA All Star weekend in 2010.

2015: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

Lucas Oil Stadium
Lucas Oil Stadium -- home of the Indianapolis Colts -- will play host to the 2010 Final Four. Getty Images / Andy Lyons

The Final Four returned to Indy in 2015. I guess that's convenient... the NCAA is headquartered in Indianapolis.

2016: Reliant Stadium, Houston

Reliant Stadium
Reliant Stadium will host the Final Four in 2011 and 2016. Getty Images / Ronald Martinez

The Road to the Final Four in 2016, once again, led to Houston.

2017: University of Phoenix Stadium

University of Phoenix stadium
University of Phoenix stadium. By Gerald Nino/CBP (US Customs and Border Protection archives) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The 2017 Final Four will be played in Glendale, Arizona, the first Western U.S. city selected since Seattle hosted the Final Four in 1995.