Sports That Matters
August 27, 2019
College Hockey news wrote in May that a Vegas bid was coming, and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority representatives told FOS the city would push for NCAA events now that states with legalized gambling can host championships.
There’s a strong push for hockey of all levels by the Vegas Golden Knights organization, as Nevada youth hockey participation has skyrocketed and owner Bill Foley has broken ground on a second ice facility and already planning for a third.
Expected bids is a lengthy list of expected bids in its article announcing the bid process. Among them were plenty of traditional hockey cities like Chicago and New York.
Other non-traditional markets potentially vying for the tournament include Seattle; Glendale, Arizona; Los Angeles; Dallas; Nashville; and Kansas City.
In 2012, the NCAA first took the Frozen Four to Tampa, Florida and returned in 2016. In 1999, the Frozen Four was held in Anaheim, California. Aside from those two, the Frozen Four has been in cities with snowy winters.
The next three tournaments are in traditional hockey markets: Detroit, Pittsburgh and Boston. Buffalo, New York hosted this year.