MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis has been selected to host the 2019 NCAA Final Four.

The NCAA made the announcement Friday. The 2019 tournament will be played in the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium, which is set to open in 2016.

The Minnesota Final Four Bid Committee made its final pitch for an NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis this week.

David Mortenson, president of Mortenson Construction and bid committee co-chair, says the committee is thrilled to bring the Final Four back to Minnesota.

Minneapolis hosted a Final Four in 1992 and 2001 at the old Metrodome.

The new Vikings stadium also will host the 2018 Super Bowl.