The 2016 Final Four takes place April 2nd and April 4th at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The format remains consistent from previous years with a total of 3 games played divided into 2 sessions (Semifinals and Finals). Saturday, April 2nd is when the Semifinal games (Session 1) are played with one in the late afternoon and one in the evening. The two Semifinal winners then square off the evening of Monday, April 6th (Session 2) in the NCAA Final Four Championship Game.
TicketCity offers ability to purchase tickets to both sessions, just Session 1 (Semis) or just Session 2 (Championship). Locations and dates for the 2015 & 2016 NCAA Final Four have been determined are: 2015 – Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN (April 4th and 6th) and 2016 – NRG Stadium in Houston, TX (April 2nd and 4th). Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Final Four basketball tickets.
Traditionally used as the home of the NFL's Houston Texans, NRG Stadium is no stranger to hosting basketball events. Having held the 2011 Final Four and the Midwest Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games in 2008, 2010, and 2015, the 70,000+ seat stadium knows how to bring college hoops to life. In the past NRG Stadium has cut the stadium in half for basketball events and bringing in additional court side seating to surround the court. The NRG Stadium basketball seating chart utilizes all six levels of the stadium as well as providing 14 additional floor sections.
TicketCity at the Final Four in Houston
The TicketCity team will be in Houston at the Final Four for your convenience and ticket needs. We have a pick up location close to the NRG Stadium area for customers who wish to purchase tickets to either the semi-finals or finals right up to tip off. If you have any questions or need last minute tickets, we will be there to help.
The NCAA Men's Basketball Championship has become so popular in the United States that it earned a month to call its own, "March Madness". The tournament began in 1939 and only featured eight teams. Before 1975, just one team from each conference could reach the “Big Dance” after winning their conference tournament. The tournament gradually expanded over the years to accommodate the rise of new basketball programs.
In its current format, there are now 68 teams, eight of which play in four games that determine the last few seeds dubbed the "First Four." Bids into the tournament are still decided by the winners of conference championships, but "Selection Sunday" has also become a major event as well. The tournament culminates in the Final Four, which is one of the most-watched events in American sports. The event is usually held at a larger venue like the Mercedes-Benz Superdome or the Georgia Dome and has an atmosphere similar to the Super Bowl. Over the years, the Final Four has seen the rise of new basketball powerhouses and the demise of others, and there's truly nothing like it on the collegiate or professional level. With a yearly rotation that spans many of the country's biggest sporting arenas, there's a good chance that one of America's biggest sporting events could be coming to a city near you in the near future. For more in-depth details on previous final four match ups and winners checkout our Final Four Champions and Final Four history detail pages.
2015 Men's Final Four Recap
The 2015 NCAA Tournament looked to be a battle of blue blood college basketball programs, and the Final Four represented 4 of College Basketball's traditional greats. Kentucky entered the Finial Four coming off an undefeated regular season, and look to beat a plucky Wisconsin team for a 2nd straight season. But the Badgers had other ideas, playing behind the hot shooting of star Frank Kaminsky, the Badgers knocked off the undefeated Wildcats and reached the NCAA Tournament finals.
On the other side of the bracket, Tom Izzo pulled out some more March magic, leading a low seeded Michigan State team back to yet another Final Four. The Spartans deep run was ended by Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils. In a new story for Duke, the Blue Devils relied on a bevy of Freshmen to push them into the Final Four and past Michigan State.
Final Four Houston Event Guide
What time do the gates open at NRG Stadium for the Final Four?
Gates open approximately two and half hours before tipoff.
What is the best way to get to NRG Stadium for the 2016 Final Four?
It’s in the heart of downtown Houston, so if you can walk or take a taxi from where you’re staying, that would be your best bet. Otherwise we suggest buying a parking pass ahead of time and driving.
How can I get cheap NCAA Final Four tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of Final Four tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Final Four ticket prices fluctuate based on demand for the games. Bigger matchups typically push demand higher & ticket prices. The opposite can happen if the Final Four matchups are less intriguing. Marquee teams, like the Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, and other teams with large fan bases, can drive up Final Four ticket prices. The Final Four is one of the biggest sporting events in the country, so if you’re looking for cheap tickets you may want to act early before the big push during the tournament.