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NCAA Womens Basketball Championship Shoots Into Nationwide Arena

For the first time, The Ohio State University along with the Greater Columbus Sports Commission will host the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus!

Two semifinal games and the national championship game featuring the best in women’s collegiate basketball will be happening on Friday Mar 30 and Sunday Apr 1 at Nationwide Arena (200 W Nationwide Blvd Columbus).

Friday Mar 30 will begin with an outdoor Plaza Party at 3:30 p.m. The party is free and open the public. Doors are scheduled to open at 5:30 p.m. Games will begin approximately at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Super Saturday Night (Mar 31) will celebrate current and former women’s basketball players at all levels on a grand stage inside Nationwide Arena from 7 – 10:30 p.m. The evening includes a 3v3 Championship game, on-court activities with former players as part of the Play4Kay Game, a special presentation to Katie Smith and the Columbus Quest, fan contests, all-star autograph sessions, band and spirit squad performances of the Women’s Final Four teams and much more!

Sunday Apr 1 will also have an outdoor Plaza Party, beginning at 2:30 p.m. This party is also free and open to the public. Doors are scheduled to open at 4:30 p.m. and game time is at 6 p.m.

Tickets for these events can be purchased at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, online at or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

This is one basketball-filled weekend you won’t want to miss!


Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.

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