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Final Four: When, Where is the 2014 NCAA Final Four?

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2014 NCAA Men's Final Four will be held in North Texas

When, Where is the NCAA Final Four?

When is the 2014 Final Four? The 2014 NCAA Final Four, also known as the tournament semi-finals, will feature the top four teams from this year’s edition of March Madness on April 5th, 2014. The Final Four represents the best of U.S. college basketball who started out playing a 68 team tournament on March 18th, 2014. 

Where is the Final Four? This year’s final games of the tournament will be played at the recently rebranded AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas that has been reconfigured to support basketball (its normally setup as the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys).

The winner of each Final Four game will face off in the 2014 NCAA Tournament Championship that will take place on April 7th, 2014.

Road to the Final Four

The NCAA Tournament is split up into four regions that the seeded teams are placed in to try and earn their way to the Final Four. For the 2014 NCAA Tournament, the four regions are the South, West, East, and Midwest. This year is the first in a long while that the East Regional is being played at Madison Square Garden (MSG). The regional semifinals are referred to as the “Sweet Sixteen” and the finals are the “Elite Eight.”

2014 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen  and Elite Eight Schedule

March 27 and 29, 2014

West Regional, Honda Center, Anaheim, California (Host School: Big West Conference)

South Regional, FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee (Host School: University of Memphis)

Cowboys Stadium configured for its first baske...

Cowboys Stadium configured for its first basketball game between North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball and Texas Longhorns men’s basketball (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

March 28 and 30, 2014

Midwest Regional, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana (Hosts: IUPUI, The Summit League)

East Regional, Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York (Host School/Conference: St. John’s University, Big East Conference)

2014 NCAA Final Four and Championship Game Schedule

April 5 and 7, 2014

AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas (Host Conference: Big 12 Conference)

2014 NCAA Final Four Fan Schedule

If you are traveling to attend the 2014 NCAA Final Four, there are a number of events setup for fans to enjoy throughout the weekend. Some are totally free, while others require you to buy a special pass to attend the event.

2014 NCAA Final Four Fan Schedule

Friday, April 4

Location: AT&T Stadium

Free admission

Doors open at 11 a.m.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Tip-Off TailgateTM presented by Infiniti

Noon – 4 p.m. NCAA Men’s Final Four team practices

4:30 p.m. Reese’s® College All-Star Game

6:45 p.m Reese’s SlANT Celebration Approx. 6:45 p.m

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

7:15 a.m. Northwestern Mutual Road to the Final Four 5K – On-Site Registration and Check-In Fair Park – Dallas

8 a.m.    Coca-Cola NCAA Youth Clinics – Check In                Multiple Locations

8:30 a.m. Northwestern Mutual Road to the Final Four 5K – Race Begins Route Map Coming Soon

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Bracket Town presented by Capital One                Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Halls A-D

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Kings of the Court 3 on 3 Tournament presented by BURGER KING          Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Halls A-D (Inside Bracket Town)

Noon – 9 p.m.    NCAA March Madness Music Festival – Coca-Cola Zero Countdown          Reunion Park – Downtown Dallas

1 – 4:45 p.m.       Tip-Off Tailgate presented by Infiniti (MFF Ticket Holders Only) AT&T Stadium

3 p.m.   Doors Open for National Semifinals         AT&T Stadium

Approximately 5 p.m.    National Semifinals         AT&T Stadium

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

9:30 a.m.              Final Four Dribble refreshed by Coca-Cola – Check In       Dallas City Hall Plaza

11:30 a.m.           Final Four Dribble refreshed by Coca-Cola – Dribble Begins            Dallas City Hall Plaza

Noon – 8 p.m.    Bracket Town presented by Capital One                Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Halls A-D

Noon – 8 p.m.    Kings of the Court 3 on 3 Tournament presented by BURGER KING          Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Halls A-D (Inside Bracket Town)

2 – 10:30 p.m.     NCAA March Madness Musical Festival – Capital One JamFest

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Noon – 7 p.m.    Bracket Town presented by Capital One                Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Halls A-D

4 – 7:45 p.m.       Tip-Off Tailgate presented by Infiniti (MFF Ticket Holders Only) AT&T Stadium (Security Policies)

6 p.m.   Doors Open for National Championship AT&T Stadium (Security Policies)

Approximately 8 p.m.    National Championship AT&T Stadium (Security Policies)

Approximately 10:30 p.m.            NABC Trophy Presentation (following championship game)         Team Hotel (Security Policies)

*Note: All times are Central time and subject to change

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