March Madness begins with the “First Four” games on March 12 and ends with the “Final Four” on April 3. Basketball excitement is in the air. Get ready for the intensity of unexpected upsets for some teams and other teams that will rise to the occasion. The love of the game draws many fans for March Madness. When NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) teams vie for championships, college basketball is at its best.
During the Final Four, out of 64 total teams, the top four that have outplayed the rest finally have their shot at the championship. Book a bus with friends, family and fellow fans. Join the cheering crowds who come out for March Madness and plan your trip for the Final Four.
March Madness and Final Four Details
Here are the what, where and when details of the NCAA March Madness games, up to and including the Final Four.
Selection Sunday N/A March 12
First Four Dayton March 14-15
First/Second Buffalo March 16&18
First/Second Milwaukee March 16&18
First/Second Orlando March 16&18
First/Second Salt Lake City March 16&18
First/Second Greenville March 17&19
First/Second Indianapolis March 17&19
First/Second Tulsa March 17&19
First/Second Sacramento March 17&19
Midwest Regional Kansas City March 23&25
West Regional San Jose March 23&25
South Regional Memphis March 24&26
East Regional New York March 24&26
Final Four Phoenix April 1&3
Phoenix Is Hosting the Championship Final Four Games
The 2017 host for the Final Four is the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, near Phoenix, AZ. In fact, the Final Four weekend has turned into more than just the games. It’s a fun packed event with fan and music festivals and other attractions to entertain everyone. Phoenix also has a lot to offer in the way of breathtaking landscapes, luxury resorts and recreation.
People come from all over the world to see the Grand Canyon at Grand Canyon National Park. They also love to visit Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park and Chiricahua National Monument. When you come for the final four, take advantage of opportunity to visit Arizona’s world-renowned natural wonders.
Grand Canyon National Park
The Grand Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is 277 river miles long and up to 18 miles wide. The changing rock colors in shadows and light show strata of red, buff gray, green, pink and violet. The South Rim of the park stays open all year. Spanning over a million acres, this area officially became a national park in 1919. In 1903 when President Theodore Roosevelt visited the canyon he said, “The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison — beyond description; absolutely unparalleled throughout the wide world… Let this wonder of nature remain as it is now.”
The Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley has clusters of sandstone buttes that reach up to 1000 feet from the valley floor. The stark contrast of these stone structures against the flat valley floor creates a stunning landscape that is part of the Colorado Plateaus and has been used as settings for various films.
Chiricahua National Monument
Located in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona, the Chiricahua National Monument is one of the select parks in the National Park System. It spans close to 12,000 acres, and has rock formations created by a tremendous volcanic explosion about 27 million years ago. Rock formations include tall columns the look like totems, called hoodoos and several huge balanced rocks. You’ll find it listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Book a Bus. Visit Arizona and Experience the Excitement of the Final Four
Motorcoaches are an awesome way to travel when going to basketball games and visiting Arizona’s stunning natural attractions. There are plenty of good reasons to rent a bus and here are just a few:
Safety first. Chartered buses are the safest form of ground transportation in the nation. If you’re going to have a few beers or party along the way, you can’t beat having a professional driver.
Convenience. A professional driver takes all the hassles out of your hands by navigating traffic, dealing with directions and finding parking. You can work out your own flexible schedule and not have to worry about arriving late for events.
Comfort. Sit back and relax. If you go in style with a limo or party bus, you’ll also enjoy amenities like plush seating, surround sound, a large screen television and crystal bar.
Affordability. Sharing transportation costs is a great way to save, and you’ll find chartering a bus is the most affordable way to travel.
Eco-friendly. Charter buses are also the most environmentally friendly, leaving the smallest carbon footprint of all types of U.S. transportation — even beating hybrid cars.