Final Four 2009: Detroit
2009 Final Four: Detroit
April 4 and April 6, 2009
On April 4, 2009, Detroit will host America's premier college basketball sporting event - the 2009 NCAA Final Four.
The first men's national semifinal on Saturday, April 4 will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. (ET). The men's national championship game will air at approximately 9:15 p.m. (ET) on Monday, April 6. Final Four tickets are available now for early purchase and are guaranteed from Ticket Solutions.
2000 Brush Street • Detroit, MI 48226
Located in the heart of downtown Detroit's entertainment district, Ford Field is an industry-leading sports and entertainment development that hosts - in addition to Lions football - sporting events, concerts, banquets, corporate meetings, special events and much more.
The Lions' home is an incomparable 65,000-seat facility that includes a giant glass wall, revealing the picturesque Detroit skyline, and the old Hudson's Warehouse, originally built in 1920. The massive project encompasses a total of 1.85 million square feet of development. For the Final Four, a minimum of 70,000 seats are available.
The old Hudson's Warehouse, a major cornerstone of Ford Field, houses most of the stadium luxury seats, press box, restaurants, food courts, lounge areas, banquet facilities, entertainment venues and commercial space. The inclusion of the warehouse into the stadium project allows the sightlines at Ford Field to be among the very best in the NFL. In fact, the locker room facilities have been built in the basement of the seven-story historic Detroit structure.
The stadium has been utilized for many non-sports events as well. Detroit native Eminem hosted two concerts in July 2003 that drew nearly 100,000 people to the venue. It hosted its first big concert on October 12, 2002 when the legendary band, the Rolling Stones, performed.
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