2012 Final Four

March 5th, 2012
New Orleans will host America's premier college sporting event - the NCAA Final Four - from March 31st to April 2nd, 2012.


The Road to New Orleans begins on March 11th, Selection Sunday, and the following weeks will lead up to the Final Four in New Orleans.  The first men's national semifinal on Saturday, March 31st will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. (ET) and as usual will be televised on CBS. The men's national championship game will air at approximately 9:15 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 4. (Complete 2012 NCAA Tournament TV Schedule.)


Like the last three years, the 2012 Final Four will be held in a football stadium, the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The Superdome also hosted the event in 1982, 87, 93 and 2003.


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Mercedes Benz Superdome


The Superdome features well over 50,000 people for basketball events. Up until 2009, the '87 Final Four in New Orleans was the most attended Final Four ever. Seating Chart.


The Mercedes-Benz Superdome has seven (7) parking garages for public parking and two (2) surface lots, which can accommodate approximately 6,000 vehicles. The public parking garages are designated #1, #1A, #2, #2A, #5, #6 and Champions Garage. Parking Map.


More information, including directions can be found at the Superdome Website.


Final Four Weekend Schedule


March 30th

Open Practices - noon-4 pm

AT&T Block party - 4-10 pm

Bracket Town - noon-8 pm

College All-Star Game - 4:30 (free)


March 31st

Semifinals - 5 and 7:30 pm

Youth Clinics - 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (Reilly Center & Alario Center)

Bracket Town - 10 am-7 pm


April 1st

Bracket Town - noon-8 pm

Final Four Dribble - 2 pm

Capital One Jam Fest- 3-10 pm


April 2nd

National Championship - 8 pm

Bracket Town - noon-7 pm


+ New Orleans Final Four Travel Information



+ 2012 NCAA Tournament

+ Final Four Info on Wikipedia

+ Official 2012 Final Four Website