EAST LANSING - The NCAA announced Tuesday that Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena will be the site of the 2020 Men’s Division I Hockey Frozen Four with Michigan State University serving as the host institution. The semifinal games will be played April 9 and the championship on April 11.
“This is exciting news for both Detroit and the State of Michigan,” MSU Athletics Director Mark Hollis said. “Ice hockey has always been important to our State, as evidenced by seven universities sponsoring the sport at the NCAA Division I level. Detroit is a proven success story in hosting global sporting events and there is no question the city will rise to the occasion once again. Downtown Detroit is an exciting place to be right now and with the addition of Little Caesars Arena and The District Detroit, hockey fans will be treated to a tremendous experience. I anticipate Detroit will be viewed as a destination for future NCAA and other major sporting events in the years ahead. We look forward to working with Olympia Entertainment, the Detroit Sports Commission and all those who are supporting this great event.”
“There’s no doubt that the new Little Caesar’s Arena will provide an outstanding experience for both student-athletes and fans,” MSU head coach Danton Cole said. “Hockey is part of the fabric of our state, and having the Frozen Four in Detroit is exciting for everyone involved with the game on all levels.”
Little Caesars Arena, the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, will open this September.