Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee


The Minneapolis Local Organizing Committee (MLOC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was formed to plan and deliver the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship in Minneapolis as a local partner to the NCAA. The committee includes the University of Minnesota as the host institution; the City of Minneapolis, Sports Minneapolis and Meet Minneapolis as liaisons for bids, venues and the hospitality community; the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, representing the game venue, U.S. Bank Stadium as well as representatives of the local business community.

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University of Minnesota

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Gopher Athletics proudly sponsors 25 NCAA Division I programs that represent the University of Minnesota in the Big Ten and WCHA. Gopher teams have won more than 30 National Championships, in addition to hundreds of team and individual conference titles.

Not only have the Gophers regularly brought championships to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University has served as the host institution for many NCAA and Big Ten Championship events, including three previous NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Fours (1951, 1992, 2001).

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Meet Minneapolis & Sports Minneapolis

Meet Minneapolis is a private, not-for-profit, member-based association. It actively promotes and sells the Minneapolis area as a destination for conventions and meetings, works to maximize the visitor experience and markets the city as a desirable tourist destination to maximize the economic benefit to the greater Minneapolis area.

Meet Minneapolis is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destinations International. For more information visit MeetMinnepolis.

Sports Minneapolis is focused on recruiting, enhancing and producing sporting events in the Minneapolis area for the benefit of our community. In addition to generating significant estimated economic impact, amateur and professional sports events can help connect the community through sport, fostering health and wellness.

Minneapolis is on a winning streak in securing upcoming major sports events over the last several years, including the Super Bowl LII in 2018, the X Games 2018, 2018 WNBA All-Star Game and the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2019, among others. Sports Minneapolis has played a major role in bringing these events to Minneapolis, along with events like Northern Lights Junior Volleyball Qualifier, USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships and many other professional, collegiate and amateur sporting events. For more information, visit Sports Minneapolis.

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City of Minneapolis

City of Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis is Minnesota’s largest city and home to more than 400,000 residents and more than 44,000 businesses. Thirteen City Council Members from individual wards and a Mayor are elected for four-year terms and determine the budget and city policy. Twenty-two city departments provide a wide range of public services to serve residents, businesses and visitors. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, visit minneapolismn.gov.

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) was established by the Minnesota state legislature in 2012 and charged with the design, construction and operation of U.S. Bank Stadium.

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Impact Advisory Council

Impact Advisory Council

The Impact Advisory Council (IAC) is the MLOC’s cornerstone committee and is comprised of 25 diverse professionals from different sectors who are assisting to advance the MLOC’s community impact goals of youth, education, diversity and inclusion. The IAC ensures that diverse talent and under-represented groups can access opportunities across the MLOC operation, including business and volunteer opportunities. The IAC also mentors the MLOC interns in the Future Stars program and assists with grassroots marketing activities to extend an inclusive invitation to Final Four and MLOC events and programming.

Ambassadors / Contributors

Just as winning a championship requires a total team effort, hosting a Final Four with excellence would not be possible without the many different forms of local support we have received. The Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee is grateful to our event Ambassadors, including 3M, Cambria, CHS, Delta Dental, Ecolab, Fastenal, HealthPartners, Land O’Lakes, M.A. Mortenson Company, Pohlad Companies, Medtronic, Michael Foods, Pentair, Polaris Industries Inc., Target, Thrivent Financial, UnitedHealth Group and U.S. Bancorp, as well as our Contributors, including Bio-Techne, Bush Foundation, Carlson Family Foundation, Explore Minnesota, EY, Greater MSP, Meet Minneapolis, Minneapolis Foundation, SPS Commerce, Thomson Reuters, Wells Fargo Foundation, Youthprise and WEM Foundation.