Nashville Hosts Women's College Basketball Championship
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The women from Notre Dame and University of Connecticut faced off Tuesday night for the NCAA championship in Nashville.
A committee had been planning the Final Four match-up in Nashville for the last six years and the co-chairman of that committee could not be happier with the two teams who will play the championship game at Bridgestone Arena.
"We have it set up tomorrow for the match up of two undefeated teams, UConn and Notre Dame. We could not ask for more in terms of competition," said co-chairman of the local organizing committee Beth DeBauche.
There were several events Tuesday leading up to tip-off at Bridgestone Arena, including a concert with Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery at Tourney Town Center Stage from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The doors at Bridgestone Arena opened at 6 p.m. for the game.
It's estimated close to 30,000 people have traveled to Nashville for the women's NCAA Final Four. Three of those fans made the trip from Connecticut to cheer on the UConn Huskies.
They have enjoyed there first trip to Music City.
"It's a great town, it's a great town. We're having a good time. Lots of great music, very friendly people and great basketball," said fan Doreen Ryan.
The ladies have been to several Final Four tournaments and feel Nashville has been a great host city.
"We've being going to the Final Four, four or five times so far, and this is the best one so far," according to Anne Goulet-Smith.
The men's and women's basketball teams from the University of Connecticut are going after championships and one fan hopes that is a good sign.
"The last time I went to a Final Four the UConn women and men were both in the final and we took home two trophies, so I'm hoping that luck is still holding out," said Diane Gambino.
Tuesday's NCAA championship game at Bridgestone Arena was sold out.