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Heading Out To Experience 2020 March Madness? Here’s Your Handguide

It’s a wide open college basketball season, so more fanbases than ever have a realistic shot of making the Final Four. March Madness starts on March 17th, and here’s your handy guide to catching action in the East, West, South, and Midwest. 

The NCAA’s selection committee is starting to give us details on how the March Madness NCAA bracket predictions might look on Selection Sunday. It’s highly unlikely Syracuse is in the field of 68, but there’s still reason to follow as a college hoops fan.

The tournament is always a great event to take in at the arena. How do you find your way to the Final Four? Here’s the full coverage. 

When and Where is the 2020 March Madness Final Four Will Take Place? 

The Final Four (semifinals and finals) will take place on April 4th and 6th in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (a city Syracuse made the Final Four less than a decade ago). Georgia Tech is the host school.

How Do We Get There?

Despite the randomness of this college basketball season, the structure is still the same as it’s always been. Win the East, South, Midwest, and West and you’re headed to the Final Four.

Where Can I Buy Tickets for the Final Four? 

The NCAA Final Four – All Inclusive. While Arthur Blank’s gleaming new palace is known for affordable eats, the full price of this ticket starts at $2,566.00. That does include In-Stadium Club Access and All-Inclusive Passes with Bars and Unlimited Food Buffets. Ready to pony up?

The NCAA Final Four – Standard. The price for this ticket starts at $1576.00, which includes access to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, bars, and eat-all-you-can foods. Save a thousand bucks and eat Chick-Fil-A before the game!

The NCAA National Championship Ticket. The same access you will get to the previous tickets listed, and the price for this start at $1,351. All of these prices of course are subject to the market, and secondary ticket markets. Apps like StubHub and Seat Geek are great resources to keep an eye on how prices fluctutate.

The Final Four Complete Schedule Of Events 

It’s not just hoops anymore. Now it’s a fanfest as well.  

April 3, 2020 – Friday 

  • Reese’s Final Four – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • The Final Four Fan Festival Presented By Capital One – Georgia World Congress Center 
  • 2020 March Madness Music Festival (An AT&T Block Party) – TBA

April 4, 2020 – Saturday

  • Final Four Fan Festival By Capital One – Georgia World Congress Center 
  • National Semifinals Game 1 (Division 1) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium 
  • National Semifinals Game 2 (Division 1) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium 
  • 2020 March Madness Music Festival (Sponsored by Coca-Cola) – TBA

April 5, 2020 – Sunday 

  • Final Four Fan Festival By Capital One – Georgia World Congress Center 
  • National Semifinals Game 1 (Division 2) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium 
  • National Semifinals Game 2 (Division 3) – Mercedes-Benz Stadium 
  • 2020 March Madness Music Festival (Sponsored by Capital One with Guest Taylor Swift ) – TBA

April 6, 2020 – Monday 

  • Final Four Fan Festival By Capital One – Georgia World Congress Center 
  • National Championship for 2020 March Madness – Mercedes-Benz Stadium 

Who Will Be This Year’s Cinderella? 

With a crazy season and wide open field, the candidates are deep. These are the schools that capture the nation’s attention and become the team we all root for when SU isn’t there, and many live forever as the darlings of the NCAA tournament. Here are some of them. 

George Mason. In 2006, they took out UNC, Michigan State, and UConn in one of the all-time great runs ever. 

Butler. Brad Stevens took this school to back-to-back championship games and then parlayed that into the Celtics job.

VCU. They went from First Four to Final Four with “havoc.”

Loyola-Chicago. Sister Jean became a household name in one of the most unpredictable runs ever.  

Villanova. The Cats 1985 title still ranks as perhaps the most unlikely champion ever.

Takeaway 

2020 March Madness. Strap in. Even if Syracuse doesn’t make it to the Field of 68, this year’s tourney will make for great theater.

The Fizz is owned, edited and operated by Damon Amendolara. D.A. is an ’01 Syracuse graduate from the Newhouse School with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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