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2023 Men's Final Four

2023 NCAA® MEN'S FINAL FOUR®

NRG Stadium | HOUSTON | March 31 - April 3

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Men's Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One
WHEN: Friday, April 1 - Monday, April 4
WHERE: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
COST: 
12 and under FREE.
$8 pre-sale for 13 years and older
$10 at the door for 13 years and older
BUY TICKETS: Click HERE to purchase tickets today
EXCLUSIVE: Capital One cardholders, Men's Final Four ticketholders, and kids under 12 are FREE! 
WAIVER REQUIRED: Click HERE to fill out your waiver ahead of time. Show your confirmation email at the door for faster entry into Fan Fest.
 
If the games weren’t exciting enough, the Men's Final Four is bringing a weekend jam-packed with events around New Orleans for residents and visitors of all ages. Sports fans, college students, families, music junkies: there is something for everyone!
 
Tip-off your weekend with a trip to the Men's Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One. As you take your first steps through the doors, you’ll be greeted by a sports wonderland of interactive games, special celebrity and athlete appearances, autograph signings, and much more!
 
Men's Final Four Fan Fest is so much more than basketball.  Knock it out of the park at Home Run Derby, participate in one of the free cheer clinics taking place over the weekend or snap a selfie with the championship trophy!
 
Didn’t have enough time to see and do everything in one day? Don’t worry, Men's Final Four Fan Fest is open all weekend!
 
In the meantime be sure to purchase your tickets HERE.
 
 

 

The Men's Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One® will have a full schedule of amazing activities, games, performances, giveaways, and autograph sessions just to name a few. Check back soon for all the shining moments to come!

2022 MEN'S FINAL FOUR FAN FEST PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
Friday, April 1
 
Time (CT) Event Location
11 a.m. - Noon *Capital One Cardholder Early Access Hour Capital One Fan Zone
Noon - 7p.m. Men's Final Four Fan Fest Open Morial Convention Center
All Day Meet & Greet with the Aflac Duck Aflac
All Day Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge® Buffalo Wild Wings Sports Bar
Noon - 3:45 p.m. Manager Games Buick Arena
12:30 p.m. Wilson Family Reunion: Mascot Appearances Wilson
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Bill Walton Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
2 p.m. Wilson Family Reunion: Battle of the Bands - Music & Entertainment Around the Game Wilson
2 p.m. Bruce Pearl Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
3 p.m. Shaka Smart Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
3:30 p.m. Devin White Appearance Pizza Hut Fan Zone
4 p.m. Jerod Hasse Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
4:30 p.m. Christian Laettner Appearance Capital One Fan Zone
4 p.m.             Men's Final Four Pep Rally Buick Arena
4:30 p.m. Wilson Family Reunion: Inside Collegiate Athletics - Jobs Behind the Game Wilson
5 p.m. Scott Drew Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
5 p.m. 2-on-2 Generations of Greatness presented by Buick Buick Arena
6 p.m. See Her Greatness Women's Final Four Viewing Party Buick Arena
 
Saturday, April 2
 
Time (CT) Event Location
ALL DAY Military Appreciation Day! All active and retired military admitted free with valid ID  
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. *Capital One Cardholder Early Access Hour Capital One Fan Zone
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Men's Final Four Fan Fest Open Morial Convention Center
All Day Meet & Greet with the Aflac Duck Aflac
All Day Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge® Buffalo Wild WIngs Sports Bar
10:30 a.m. Cheer Clinic with New Orleans Pom Team Spirit Court
11 a.m. Chris Beard Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
11:30 a.m. Cheer Clinic with New Orleans Pom Team Spirit Court
11:30 a.m. Antawn Jamison Appearance Capital One Fan Zone
12 p.m. 2-on-2 Generations of Greatness presented by Buick Buick Arena
12 p.m. Wilson Family Reunion: Shooters Shoot - Basketball Photography Wilson
12 p.m. John Calipari Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
12 p.m. Tracy Wolfson Appearance Coca-Cola
12 p.m. Julius Erving Appearance Coca-Cola
12:30 p.m. Cheer Clinic with New Orleans Pom Team Spirit Court
1 p.m. Daniel Jones Appearance Pizza Hut Fan Zone
1 p.m. Jamie Dixon Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
1:30 p.m. Wilson Family Reunion: Celebrating Legends of the Game Wilson
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Battle of the Branches featuring special appearances by the Marine Forces Reserve Band and Joint Color Guard Buick Arena
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Dominique Wilkins Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
2:30 p.m. Cheer Clinic with Tulane University Cheer Team Spirit Court
3 p.m. Johnny Jones AT&T Fan Zone
3 p.m. Mike Bibby Appearance Pizza Hut Fan Zone
3:30 p.m. Cheer Clinic with Tulane University Cheer Team Spirit Court
4:30 p.m. Cheer Clinic with Tulane University Cheer Team Spirit Court
5 p.m. 2-on-2 Generations of Greatness presented by Buick Buick Arena
 
sunday, April 3
 
Time (CT) Event Location
11 a.m. - Noon *Capital One Cardholder Early Access Hour Capital One Fan Zone
Noon - 7 p.m.    Men's Final Four Fan Fest Open Morial Convention Center
All Day Meet & Greet with the Aflac Duck Aflac
All Day Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge® Buffalo Wild Wings Sports Bar
12:30 p.m. Wilson Family Reunion: Balancing the Books - Life of the Student Athlete Wilson
12:30 p.m. Danny Manning Appearance Capital One Fan Zone
1 p.m. 2-on-2 Generations of Greatness presented by Buick Buick Arena
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Julius Erving Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
2 p.m. Matt McMahon Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
2:30 p.m. Gumbo Appearance Show Floor
3 p.m. Christian Laettner Appearance Buick Arena
3 p.m. Lolo Jones Appearance Pizza Hut Fan Zone
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Sam Perkins Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
3:30 p.m. Wilson Family Reunion: Walk On Life - Perspective from the End of the Bench Wilson
4 p.m. John Brady Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
4 p.m. Tulane University Green Wave, Sound Wave, Twirler and Dance Wave Performances Buick Arena
5:30 p.m. Grant Hill Appearance Aflac
7 p.m. See Her Greatness Women's Final Four Viewing Party Buick Arena
 
monday, April 4
 
Time (CT) Event Location
11 a.m. - Noon  *Capital One Cardholder Early Access Hour Capital One Fan Zone
Noon - 7 p.m. Men's Final Four Fan Fest Open Morial Convention Center
All Day Meet & Greet with the Aflac Duck Aflac
All Day Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge® Buffalo Wild Wings Sports Bar
12:30 p.m. Wilson Family Reunion: At the Buzzer - March Madness Hero Stories Wilson
1 p.m. 2-on-2 Generations of Greatness presented by Buick Buick Arena
1 p.m. Ed Pinckney Appearance Capital One Fan Zone
3 p.m. Demario Davis Appearance Pizza Hut Fan Zone
3:30 p.m. Wilson Family Reunion: Life After College Ball Wilson
4 p.m. Bob Marlin Appearance AT&T Fan Zone
5 p.m. 2-on-2 Generations of Greatness presented by Buick Buick Arena
 
*Must present valid Capital One credit or bank card for early entry 
**All times local and subject to change
Upon entry into the Caesars Superdome, March Madness Music Festival, Men's Tip-off Tailgate and Men's Final Four Fan Fest, the following policies will be in effect:
 
Bag Policy (see approved and prohibited bags below).
All individuals will be subject to a search upon entry.
For a printable version >> CLICK HERE
 
**Failure to comply with venue and event management will result in denial of entry.
 
The following items will be prohibited from Caesars Superdome:
  • Animals (except service animals to aid guests with disabilities).
  • Artificial noisemakers or noisemaking devices of any kind.
  • Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, the following: all purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags. Please refer to the bag policy on the reverse side.
  • Balls or any object that can be used as a projectile.
  • Cameras with professional lenses longer than 4", GoPros, video recorders and mono/tripods on game days. (Cameras, GoPros, etc., are only allowed on open practice day.)
  • Chewing tobacco or e-cigarettes.
  • Outside food and beverage and containers of any kind (except for guests with medical and dietary needs).
  • Fireworks or weapons of any kind (firearms, knives, etc.). Folding chairs, stools or other seating devices.
  • Illegal drugs. Laser pointers.
  • Poles or sticks of any kind, including selfie-sticks . Signs or flags larger than 3' x 2'.
  • Umbrellas.
  • Any other item(s) determined by event management to be dangerous or inappropriate will not be allowed into NCAA events.
**All individuals, regardless of age, must have a valid event ticket to enter Caesars Superdome on game days.
**There will be no re-entry into Caesars Superdome on game days.
 
The following behavioral policies will be strictly enforced:
  • The use of duplicate or unlicensed tickets will result in expulsion. Profanity will not be tolerated and may result in expulsion.
  • The use of obscene or indecent clothing will result in expulsion.
Suggestions to make your visit more enjoyable:
  • Non-permitted items can be discarded or returned to the guest's vehicle or hotel room. Please store items left in vehicles out of sight.
  • Final Four Venue guests with disabilities should contact Guest Services at 612-777-8761 in advance for parking, admission and seating accommodations.
APPROVED BAGS:
 
Click HERE

Capital One

The Capital One Fan Zone is the place to be at Men’s Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One. Test your skills at the Chuck U LED Court, share your championship moment in our 180-degree photo booth experience and visit our sport-themed games to win prizes from the Capital One Prize Center. You can knock it out of the park at Home Run Derby, practice your slapshot or try your hand at any of our other soccer, football, golf and lacrosse activities. Participate in four (4) or more activities to design your own custom t-shirt at the Chuck U Custom Shop!
 
SPECIAL CAPITAL ONE CARDHOLDER OFFER: Show your Capital One card for two complimentary event tickets, VIP entry, and a special 10% discount on merchandise; plus enjoy exclusive cardholder hours – Friday, April 1, 11 a.m. – Noon; Saturday, April 2, 9 – 10 a.m.; Sunday, April 3, 11 a.m. – Noon; and Monday, April 4, 11 a.m. – Noon.
 

AT&T

Want to get in the groove of the game? Hit the clutch buzzer-beater, turn up for your team, and tap into the rhythm of the Men’s Final Four through innovative technology at the AT&T Fan Zone. From the on-court action of AT&T Rhythm of the Game — presented by AT&T 5G to the AT&T Fan Cam and much more, we’re calling you to the floor for the Big Dance in the Big Easy.
 

Coca-Cola

Coke® Zero Sugar and Powerade® are teaming up to help put the FANS back in Fan Fest! Grab an ice cold Coke Zero Sugar and amp up your team spirit at the digital face paint station before showing off your hops at the 180° slam dunk photo booth. Debate Greatness with other fans and enjoy guest appearances by celebrity talent. Best Coke Ever? Best Final Four Ever. Then head over to the Powerade “Pause is Power” space for an immersive free-throw experience, an interactive sculptural installation and the “Pause for Celebration” photo booth. Be sure to cool off afterwards with a taste of Powerade, because to run the Big Easy…sometimes you need to take it easy!
 

Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings®, Official Sports Bar of The Men’s Final Four®, presents The Great American Sports Bar inside Final Four® Fan Fest. This year, the name of the game is competition. We’ve got Buffalo Pong, a larger-than-life basketball shooting game. Ring the Buffalo, our Wild twist on a bar favorite. An arm wrestling table to let you take down your friends. And classic bar games in our Game Room. Feeling fearless? See if you can handle the heat of the Tag Team Blazin’ Challenge®, a new competitive twist on the classic wing-eating contest that only the strongest can stomach. We’ll be sampling wings daily from 1:00PM to 5:00PM from our custom wing bar, while supplies last. Stop in, grab a beer, sign up for a Tag Team Blazin’ Challenge®, and sample Buffalo Wild Wings’ unbeatable wings while supplies last.
 

GEICO

GEICO, proud partner of NCAA® March Madness®, invites you to join the fun in New Orleans! Come check out the GEICO display to show off your skills on the slam dunk hoops!
 

Pizza Hut Fan Zone

Pizza Hut is fueling the Madness! Pizza Hut, the Official Pizza of March Madness, invites you to stop by the Pizza Hut Fan Zone all weekend long to meet NCAA legends and see how you measure up to college basketball’s top athletes. Pizza Hut is also giving fans a chance to walk in the shoes of an NCAA Champion: feel what it’s like to “Cut Down the Net”, create your own Championship trophy moment and hit the buzzer beater on the half court!
 

Nabisco

NABISCO, Official Cookies and Crackers of the NCAA®, presents #TogetherWeFan inside Final Four® Fan Fest. Come play our one of a kind “Ba-Skee-Ball" game, grab a sample, and don’t miss our augmented reality photo op!
 

NCAA® Authentic Team Store

Visit the NCAA® Authentic Team Store to purchase the best Men’s Final Four® apparel in New Orleans. Browse the large selection of men’s, women’s and youth apparel items, as well as numerous novelty items, and complete your entire wish list at this one location!
 

Wilson Family Reunion

Our hearts don’t beat they bounce.

At the Wilson Family Reunion, everyone has a seat at the table. Every member has a story to share, a game to play and new memories to make. Whatever your connection to the game, you are a part of our family, so pull up a seat.
 
If you’re in the family, you find home wherever you find a ball.
 

Champions of Change

RISE's Champions of Change experience takes participants on an immersive journey designed to educate, evoke empathy and inspire action. RISE created the Champions of Change experience as a tool to extend their work to sports fans across the nation, believing that every individual has the power to help create a more equitable and socially just world. Champions of Change gives fans the opportunity to learn about the historic intersection of sports and social justice through a digital timeline, the RISE Road to Progress. They can hear firsthand accounts of the role race has played in the lives of star athletes and sports leaders in a virtual locker room, Walk In Their Shoes. And they can demonstrate their commitment to racial equity by taking the RISE Pledge to End Racism and learn how to further their education and become leaders for social justice in their communities.
 

B/R Gaming

Sports meets gaming at the B/R Gaming arcade. The play is always on here as fans are invited to test their Windjammers 2 skills, bring back fun on air hockey, foosball, and more, plus compete to win the newly released Sony DualSense Wireless Controller in our every hour tournament. All ages and skill levels welcome.
 

Spirit Court

Get in the spirit of Men’s Final Four weekend and join in on the Men’s Final Four Fan Fest Cheerleading Clinics. The clinics are an opportunity to learn some new cheer and dance moves to help bring some team spirit to your favorite team throughout the weekend! All levels are welcome. Come by the court during non-cheerleading hours for basketball drills and games throughout the weekend!
 
Men's Final Four Fan Fest Map

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