St. Louis is among the finalists to host one of the Men's Final Fours in 2017 through 2020. The other finalists are Atlanta, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, North Texas, Phoenix and San Antonio.
The seven cities being considered for the Women's Final Four are Columbus, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay. The winners will be announced in November.
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.