Friday's Notable NCAA Final Four Weekend Events

This weekend, the city of Indianapolis plays host to its sixth NCAA Men's Final Four. 

Basketball crazy Indiana is the most frequent location for college basketball's showcase event. 

Indy represents an ideal spot for the championships due to it being the headquarters of the NCAA and because its major centers of sports and entertainment are extremely accessible within a condensed, yet active downtown. is your source for the best places to encounter the plethora of sports figures and entertainers making their way to Indiana's capitol city.

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Bracket Town refreshed by Coca-Cola Zero          April 1-5

Indiana Convention Center

100 South Capitol Ave. Downtown

Bracket Town is the ultimate college basketball event.  This is hoops heaven for people looking to meet current and former players, coaches and other sports figures.  View the college basketball memorabilia and take part in the numerous interactive games and clinics.

Friday's autograph sessions include: Eddie Sutton (noon), Jamie Dixon (4:00) and Dick Vitale (5:30).


NABC Headquarter Hotel

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

One S. Capitol Ave. Downtown

The National Association of Basketball Coaches annual meeting takes place at this hotel and at the Indiana Convention Center. The Hyatt Regency Indianapolis will be jam packed with current and former coaches, media and other celebs throughout the entire weekend.


Final Four Team Practices

Lucas Oil Stadium

500 South Capitol Ave. Downtown

Noon - 12:50 pm    Butler

1:00 - 1:50 pm        West Virginia

2:10 - 3:00 pm        Michigan State

3:10 - 4:00 pm        Duke


Reese's College All-Star Game

Lucas Oil Stadium                                                 4:30 pm

500 South Capitol Ave. Downtown

Scottie Reynolds, Chris Kramer, Tre'von Hughes and Ryan Wittman are among the notable players participating in this game.  Teams will be led by former Purdue coach Gene Keady and former Indiana St. coach Bill Hodges.  


AT&T Block Party: Big Dance Concert Series

Lawn at White River State Park                

801 W. Washington St.

Shadeland                       5:00 pm

Naismith Award Show   6:30 pm

Delta Spirit                        7:30 pm

Stone Temple Pilots       9:00 pm


Other Concerts

James Otto

Jillian's                                                            8:30 pm

 141 S. Meridian St. Downtown


Switchfoot & OneRepublic  

Bud Light Tourney Tent                                8:30 pm

Corner of South Meridian St. and West Jackson Place, Downtown



Fan Gathering Locations

Butler - Ram Restaurant        140 S. Illinois St.  Downtown

               Moe & Johnny's        5380 N. College Ave. Butler student bar

Duke -   Buffalo Wild Wings   Seven E. Washington St. Downtown

Michigan St. - Champps Americana   49 W. Maryland St. Downtown

West Virginia -  Scotty's Brewhouse    One Virginia Ave.  Downtown     



Other Restaurants

St. Elmo Steak House

127 S. Illinois St. Downtown

St. Elmo Steak House is Indianapolis's most legendary establishment.  Celebs of all kinds will be making their way in and out of Indy's finest restaurant all weekend.


Morton's The Steakhouse

41 E. Washington St. Downtown


Shula's Steak House

50 S. Capitol Ave. Westin Indianapolis


Oceanaire Seafood Room

30 South Meridian St. Downtown