The organizing committee revealed the logo Friday as part of its official launch.

By Shannon Prather Star Tribune

DECEMBER 8, 2017

Minneapolis will join a shortlist of American cities to host four NCCA Final Four men’s championships when it comes to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2019.

The logo for the 2019 Final Four unveiled Friday morning reflects that elite status as well as Minnesota’s natural resources with four stars twinkling over a row of four trees. A stream of blue represents the mighty Mississippi. The logo’s outline mirrors the distinctive silhouette of U.S. Bank Stadium.

The logo unveiling marks the official start of Final Four preparations. Minneapolis previously played host to the Final Four in 1951, 1992, 2001.

Kate Mortenson,CEO and president of the Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee, said the tournament presents a “terrific opportunity to showcase Minnesota to the rest of the world.”