When New Orleans hosts the NCAA Women's Final Four Basketball Tournament in April, it will become the first city to host three women's final four events, the chair of the New Orleans Women's Final Four Community Advisory Committee told the City Council Thursday.
"We did it in 1991, we did it in 2004 and now we're doing it again in 2013," Kim Boyle said.
Boyle pointed out that the event's economic impact, though smaller than the Super Bowl's, is significant.
"We expect over 30,000 visitors to the city of New Orleans during that entire weekend with an economic impact of no less than $20 million," Boyle said.
The Final Four, to be held April 7-9 at the New Orleans Arena, will feature two semifinal games on Sunday, April 7, and the championship game on Tuesday, April 9.
In addition to the games, the Final Four includes an event called "Super Saturday", which is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, at the Arena.
"These are open practice sessions which means that the people who are able to attend are going to be able to watch the teams practice, get team autographs," Boyle said.
Super Saturday also includes a battle of the bands.
Tickets to the games are still available.