It’s only fitting that a season filled with so much unpredictability and uncertainty is primed to conclude on an eerily similar note, as the top-seeded Florida Gators, No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers, No. 7 Connecticut Huskies, and No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats have all punched their tickets into the 2014 Final Four. Semifinals games will take place on April 5, with the national championship set for April 7.
The grand home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will add yet another notable special event to its growing list of outside hosting duties. Since its opening in 2009, AT&T Stadium has featured among other things, major concerts, the Super Bowl, boxing, international soccer, and even NCAA Tournament regional action last season. And on April 5, it will make its Final Four debut via the first semifinal matchup of the night, Florida vs UConn, which will be followed immediately by Wisconsin vs Kentucky.
2014 Final Four Tickets and Packages
April 5 (Semifinals): Florida vs UConn, Wisconsin vs Kentucky
April 7 (National Championship)
Depending on your preferences, the Vivid Seats marketplace has Final Four tickets for sale for all sessions, the semifinals, and national championship game. Additionally, customizable Final Four packages also are available for purchase. Accommodations include a four-night stay at the Hilton Anatole Dallas, all-sessions game tickets, round-trip transportation for all three games, and admission to Bracket Town Fan Fest.
Final Four Facts and Figures
The @ESPNStatsInfo Twitter account has been busy churning out interesting facts and figures ahead of Saturday’s games. Among some of the most notable:
- Seven teams seeded fifth or lower in the last five years have reached the Final Four. This year’s inclusion of No. 7 UConn and No. 8 Kentucky marks the second time since 2011 (No. 8 Butler, No. 11 VCU) that two teams outside of top five reached the Final Four.
- Florida was 0-2 this season versus Wisconsin and Connecticut, and 36-0 against all other opponents.
- Wisconsin has not lost this year when facing non-Big Ten teams.
- Arguably the most noteworthy stat of all came via the Elias Sports Bureau, which determined that in Kentucky’s defeat of Wichita State, Louisville, and Michigan, the Wildcats became the first team to beat three of the previous year’s Final Four schools.
March Madness Music Festival Performers (Free, held at Reunion Park in downtown Dallas)
April 4: Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band, The Wild Feathers
April 5: Tim McGraw, The Killers
April 6: fun., Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Pat Green
Check out the clip below to see how the AT&T Stadium football field is transformed, piece by piece, into the iconic Final Four court.