This year’s NCAA men’s Final Four was another exciting tournament, with over 76,000 basketball fans attending. Since 2008, Staging Concepts has helped the NCAA transform football stadiums into basketball arenas by customizing a seating riser for each venue, which maximizes sight lines and creates a world-class fan experience.
Traditionally used as the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans, NRG Stadium was a repeat venue for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. This venue held the 2011 Final Four, Midwest Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games in 2008, 2010, and 2015, and has a capacity of over 70,000 seats, according to TicketCity.
“We look forward to March madness each year as our equipment is deployed to help create an incredible atmosphere for the NCAA men’s Final Four tournament,” said Bob Randall, Vice President of Staging Concepts. “Our team works closely with Colonnade Group and the NCAA months in advance of the tournament to ensure a smooth deployment and spectacular result.”
Bringing in over 4,000 staging platforms spanning over 106,000 square-feet, Staging Concepts and The Colonnade Group once again created one of the world’s largest portable seating risers, expanding basketball seating and the fan experience for the 2016 NCAA Final Four tournament. Using Staging Concepts equipment, tens of thousands of seats were added to the facility. The basketball court was built on top of Staging Concepts’ platforms, ensuring the best sight lines for spectators.
PAST AND FUTURE FINAL FOUR LOCATIONS USING STAGING CONCEPTS EQUIPMENT:
Ford Field – Detroit, MI (2009)
Lucas Oil Field – Indianapolis, IN (2010)
Reliant Stadium – Houston, TX (2011)
Superdome – New Orleans, LA (2012)
Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA (2013)
Dallas Stadium – Arlington, TX (2014)
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN (2015)
Reliant Stadium – Houston, TX (2016)
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ (2017)
Alamodome – San Antonio, TX (2018)
US Bank Stadium- Minneapolis, MN (2019)
Atlanta Falcons Stadium -Atlanta, GA (2020)
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN (2021)