With the Final Four games between Kentucky and Wisconsin, Michigan State and Duke a day away, fans are already buzzing with excitement for basketball. On top of this, multiple events are offered in honor of Indianapolis hosting the Final Four so fans can enjoy both the experience and the city.
Practices this afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium will be open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. According to the Fan Guide presented by Capital One, the free event also includes on-court promotions and hearing head coaches talk briefly after their practice concludes. Also today at Lucas Oil, Austin Mahone will be performing at 11:15 a.m., and the Reese’s College All-Star Game will begin at 4:30 p.m..
The White River State Park will be hosting a series of free concerts with some big name artists, according to indystar.com. On Friday for the AT&T Block Party, Cold War Kids will kick off the afternoon at 4:45 p.m., followed by Weezer at 6:30 p.m. and Imagine Dragons at 8 p.m. Jenna Graham, junior, who plans on attending, said, ” I’ve been a devoted Imagine Dragons fan long before they were big, but I haven’t been able to see them in concert yet.” At the Coca-Cola Zero Countdown on Saturday, Bleachers begins the afternoon at 2:15 p.m., followed by Passion Pit at 4 p.m. and Rihanna at 8:15 p.m. To conclude the weekend on Sunday, the Capital One JamFest will showcase country stars Cole Swindell at 2:45 p.m., Kacey Musgraves at 4:30 p.m., Lady Antebellum at 6:30 p.m. and Zac Brown Band at 8:30 p.m.
With regard to paid events, the Indiana Convention Center will host indoor interactive events and autograph sessions from Friday until Monday. The cost is $10 for adults and many games and prizes can be found in the Capital One fan zone, AT&T fan zone, and Coca-Cola fan zone. In addition with an admission fee of $5, the NCAA Hall of Champions will showcase a new exhibit of Richard Clarkson’s photographs covering 59 Final Fours from Friday until Monday. With so many paid and free options, there is something for everyone in the city of Indianapolis this weekend.
Nathan Kolbus, freshman, said, “Because we did such a good job with the Super Bowl, I think it’s going to go really well.”
To see the entire schedule for Final Four events check the link below: