Know Before You Go
MAKE A GAME PLAN!
*Please note NRG Stadium is a cash-free venue that accepts credit and debit cards only.
From weather to transportation and meals
WEATHER: in Houston the weather is typically mild in early April and sometimes on the warmer side. Be sure to plan ahead and ensure you’re prepared for all the outdoor fun during the Men’s Final Four weekend by checking the local weather forecast in the days leading up to your trip to H-town!
TRANSPORTATION: is simple! And this time, close to all of the action smack dab in the middle of downtown! And when it’s game time, it’s METRO Rail all the way – just a quick jump on the rail downtown and you are at NRG Stadium in a matter of minutes. Click HERE to find out about getting to and around Houston via planes, trains, and automobiles. Click HERE for your trip on METRO Rail to the games. Click HERE for current parking information.
COME HUNGRY! Houston has become well-known as the cultural and culinary capital of the South! Considered one of Time’s World’s Greatest Places because of its incredible food scene, you’ll want to check out the amazing cuisine and make your reservations now! Click HERE to peruse the various spaces and places to eat at in Houston.
MAP IT OUT: by seeing where all of the official NCAA Men’s Final Four events are located. Event maps HERE.
For those attending the Men’s Final Four® and Championship games in Houston, Buick will offer complimentary shuttles to take fans to and from the stadiums, fan zones and local surrounding sites. Interested spectators should look for one of the brand’s wrapped Buick Encore GXs, Envisions and Enclaves during Final Four® weekend — from March 31 through April 3 — to catch a free ride.
Experience Buick Hub Locations:
- NRG Stadium - Orange Lot #13
- South Transit Center (Adjacent to George R. Brown Convention Center)
- Buffalo Wild Wings @ Midtown Crossing (510 Gray St. Suite C Houston, TX)
INVESCO QQQ PEDICABS
Get free pedicab rides and test your financial education skills this weekend with Invesco QQQ and Invesco QQQ’s How Not to Suck at Money, the Official Financial Education Program of the NCAA.
Check out the map HERE for where you can catch a ride!
BE GAME FOR ANYTHING!
Download the App and attend all of the Fan Events!
Plan to be a part of the amazing fan events surrounding the Men’s Final Four!
- Be sure to DOWNLOAD the official Men’s Final Four App presented by AT&T. Find everything you’re looking for in one place – including our official Men’s Final Four city maps and your App Wallet to keep your game tickets in! And you’ll want to be sure to have the App for the light show at the Men’s Final Four games! Download app HERE.
- Join us at the Men’s Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One. Games, autograph sessions, and amazing activations all under one roof! Find out more HERE.
- Plan to see your favorite Men’s Final Four team at Reese’s Men's Final Four Friday during their open practice time. Discover more HERE.
Get moving at The Men’s Final Four Dribble presented by Buick. Learn more HERE.
CLEAR BAG AT EVERY EVENT
All events during Final Four weekend have a strict clear bag policy, including events outside of the game venue.
PRINTABLE SECURITY AND CLEAR BAG FLYER - HERE
STAY IN THE CLEAR: All the Final Four fans and event attendees take note. A clear bag policy will be strictly enforced at the 2023 NCAA Men’s Final Four and throughout ALL Men’s Final Four ancillary events including, but not limited to: Reese’s Final Four Friday, Final Four Dribble presented by Buick, Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One, March Madness Music Festival, and Tip-off Tailgate presented by Nissan.
Have questions? Stop by one of our Information Centers conveniently located throughout Houston.
|732 Main Street|
Embassy Suites Downtown
|1515 Dallas Street|
|1100 Texas Avenue|
|1600 Lamar Street|
|1300 Lamar Street|
Houston Marriott Medical Center
|6580 Fannin Street|
|Aloft Downtown||820 Fannin Street|
|Marriott Marquis||1777 Walker Street|
|Fan Fest||George R. Brown Convention Center|
NEED OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE?
Get your official NCAA Men’s Final Four merchandise available at our Official Merchandise Locations throughout the city! Click HERE for locations.
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