Basketball Resources

Publish date: Dec 7, 2010

Men's Final Four Seating Capacity Increases

In an effort to create a more student-centered event and enhance the collegiate environment, each institution will have hundreds of students seated courtside and hundreds more in the upper seating area at the Men’s Final Four to cheer on their teams.

  • The plan provides each of the four teams with student-body representation on the end lines, thus allowing thousands of students to have courtside views for the national semi-finals and championship games.
  • In 2009 Ford Field in Detroit became the first Men’s Final Four facility to use the configuration. The set-up was tested during the 2008 South Regional in Houston and Midwest Regional in Detroit. It was used again at the 2010 Final Four in Indianapolis.
  • The NCAA will use temporary seating to be transported and installed at all Final Four sites.
  • In addition to adding more excitement and youthful energy to the Men’s Final Four, the student-friendly configuration will generate additional revenue.