Even if you don't have tickets to this weekend's NCAA men's basketball Final Four, there's still an opportunity for University of Kentucky fans to watch the Wildcats take the floor at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Kentucky will conduct a practice that will be free and open to the public at 3 p.m. on Friday, the day before the Wildcats take on Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament semifinals.
Michigan State will have the first open practice session from 12-12:50 p.m., Duke will take the court from 1-1:50 p.m. and Wisconsin will practice from 2-2:50 p.m.
Doors open for the public practices at 11 a.m.
Fans who attend the Final Four open practices on Friday will have the opportunity to hear from each head coach after their sessions and engage in on-court promotions. The day concludes with the College All Star-Game tipping off at 4:30 p.m. in Lucas Oil Stadium.
Friday’s open practices will be one of many events for fans to experience in Indianapolis other than the Final Four games themselves.
The NCAA will also host the March Madness Music Festival on Friday and Saturday with acts such as Rihanna (Saturday), Imagine Dragons and Weezer (both on Friday) scheduled to perform at White River State Park. Admission is free.
Saturday’s pregame events include the Road to the Final Four 5K, with the race beginning at 8 a.m. at the NCAA Hall of Champions. The NCAA will also host youth basketball clinics at local gyms and at Final Four Fan Fest at the Indiana Convention Center with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Fan Fest will take place from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets for Fan Fest are on sale now.