Fan schedule for Final Four in Minneapolis released

January 16, 2019 12:22 PM

The official fan schedule for the NCAA Men's Final Four was released at a tip-off event Wednesday in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis is hosting the Final Four for the first time in 18 years.


"This is going to be an incredible event people will remember for a lifetime," NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt said.

Final Four festivities will run from Friday, April 5 through Monday, April 8.

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On Final Four Friday, fans will be allowed into the stadium for free to watch the teams practice. They'll also be able to watch the Reese's College All-Star Game.

There will be a March Madness Music Series, also free for fans, Friday through Sunday.

Tip-off Tailgates will take place Friday through Monday, featuring all sorts of activities and entertainment.

A family-friendly event called Fan Fest will run Friday through Monday, including basketball activities, youth clinics, autograph sessions and more.

The Nicollet Mall will host a Final Four Youth Dribble on Sunday, allowing thousands of kids to grab a basketball and dribble through the heart of Minneapolis

"Our city is a world-class host and we're excited to welcome the rest of the world right here," said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. "All the events will be a big part in making that happen."

Learn more about the schedule of events here.

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