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11.07.2016

Final Four 101: NCAA March Madness Music Festival

When the NCAA awarded the 2017 Final Four to Phoenix, the announcement came as music to the ears of sports-loving Valley residents. Nothing would be more exciting than bringing the Championship game to Phoenix for the first time, with thousands of basketball fans flooding the Valley for one epic weekend. What we didn’t realize was […]

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09.19.2016

Scottsdale beckons Final Four visitors

The 2017 Final Four will bring hordes of college basketball fans to the Valley. And Scottsdale will be more than ready to welcome them. This one-of-a-kind Southwestern City is no stranger to big-time sports events. TPC Scottsdale annually hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the most heavily attended golf tournament on the PGA Tour. Scottsdale […]

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08.26.2016

PHOENIX LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE SALUTES USA BASKETBALL

The Phoenix Local Organizing Committee of the 2017 NCAA Final Four congratulates the U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams on their gold medals at the Rio Olympics. On Aug. 21, the Team USA men clinched their third straight Olympic gold with a 96-66 rout of Serbia, finishing the tournament undefeated. One day earlier, the American […]

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08.12.2016

Final Four 101: Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One

In 2017, the Final Four returns to the West for the first time since 1995. It has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last two decades. Final Four is much more than a basketball tournament – it has grown into a weekend-long community celebration the likes of which Phoenix has never seen. Valley residents can […]

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07.29.2016

Tempe Brings Great College Vibes for Final Four Fans

The Final Four is the biggest collegiate sports event in the world. That makes it a perfect fit with Tempe, home to Arizona State University, which boasts the largest undergraduate enrollment in the nation. ASU is the host institution of the 2017 Final Four, set for April 1 and 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium […]

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07.22.2016

Mesa: A Sports Lover’s Dream

Mesa, Ariz., is well-known to baseball fans as the spring training home of the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics. Next spring, Mesa will welcome visitors for another iconic sports event – the 2017 Final Four. Basketball fans who choose to stay in Mesa, located just east of Phoenix, will find Valley Metro Light Rail makes […]

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07.15.2016

Glendale Gearing Up for 2017 Final Four

The site of University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale has hosted two Super Bowls, three College Football National Championship Games and numerous international soccer tournaments. Glendale also is the spring training home of the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. No wonder Glendale’s slogan is “Glendale’s Got Game.” Now Glendale, which borders Phoenix to the […]

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07.11.2016

Phoenix Set to Shine as Final Four Host

The City of Phoenix is fired up about the 2017 Final Four – and there is a lot to be fired up about. The Final Four games – the national semifinals and championship games – will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in nearby Glendale on April 1 and 3, 2017. But the Final […]

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06.21.2016

2017 FINAL FOUR PREPARATIONS HEAT UP IN PHOENIX

Phoenix is experiencing triple-digit temperatures, but it felt like March this week – as in March Madness. The Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC) hosted representatives from the NCAA, Turner Sports and their corporate champions and partners to discuss everything related to the 2017 Final Four and its ancillary events. Officials discussed marketing and operations strategies, […]

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06.10.2016

Tick, tick…countdown is on for 2017 Final Four

College basketball has a shot clock and a game clock. In Phoenix, it also has a countdown clock. Passengers at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport can check out how much time remains until the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four tips off on April 1, 2017 at University of Phoenix Stadium. There are actually two clocks […]

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06.03.2016

University of Phoenix Stadium: a fitting stage for the Final Four

With its retractable roof and field, University of Phoenix Stadium is unlike any other stadium in North America. A combination of design, innovation and functionality make the Glendale, Ariz., stadium a fitting venue as the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four returns to the West for the first time since 1995. “It’s an egglike enclosure,” said […]

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05.27.2016

Deadline approaching for Phoenix Final Four ticket applications

Still hoping to attend the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Glendale, Arizona? The deadline is fast approaching for fans to apply for tickets to the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four, set for April 1 and 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium. The NCAA will accept applications through Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at ncaa.com/mbbtickets. All-session […]

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05.20.2016

Johnson, Lewis head up Phoenix Final Four effort

When it comes to hosting the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four, Phoenix has a lot of built-in advantages. Breathtaking scenery. Southwestern hospitality. A world-class stadium. But the event also requires strong community support. And that’s where Debbie Johnson and Dan Lewis come in. As co-chairs of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee’s (PLOC) volunteer board, Johnson […]

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03.30.2016

Phoenix Local Organizing Committee hard at work on 2017 Final Four

The 2017 Final Four will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., with the national semifinals on Saturday, April, 1 and the national final on Monday, April 3, 2017. That may seem like a long way off, but not to members of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), a nonprofit organization that […]

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