VOL. 38 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 21, 2014
A look at the events and schedule for the NCAA Women’s Final Four, scheduled for April 6-8 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Tickets: $150 and higher
Schedule: Semifinals – April 6, 5:30 and 8 p.m.; Championship – April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Parking: Free at LP Field, shuttles available for fee; various lots downtown
To be a volunteer: www.nashvillesports.com/site/volunteer
Phone numbers: Bridgestone Arena 770-2000; Nashville Visitor and Convention Bureau 1-800-657-69101-800-657-6910
All Times CDT
Tuesday, April 1
Champions4Women Luncheon – Belmont University Curb Event Center, 11:30 a.m. USA TODAY sports columnist Christine Brennan is keynote speaker. Business women are invited to bring a young girl to the luncheon as their mentee.
Thursday, April 3
Team Welcome, staggered based on arrival – Each team will have a special team arrival at their respective hotels – Loews Vanderbilt, Marriott Vanderbilt, Hilton Suites Downtown and the DoubleTree by Hilton. Open to the public.
Friday, April 4
Women’s Final Four Salute on Tour Premiere – Ryman Auditorium, 6:30 p.m., $30. Players’ downtown parade, red carpet walk to event free to public.
Saturday, April 5
4Kay® Run Presented by Northwestern Mutual® – 6th Street and Demonbreun, 8 a.m. (Registration required - online $20, on-site $25)
Coca-Cola® NCAA Youth Clinics – McGavock High School and Cane Ridge High School, 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Free – registration required)
NCAA Girls Junior Journalism Workshop – Bridgestone Arena, 9 a.m. (Free, registration required)
Tourney Town Presented by Capital One® – Music City Center (Halls A & B), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Free)
Open Practices, Team Autograph Sessions – Bridgestone Arena, 10:50 a.m.-4 p.m. (Free)
Broadway Bounce Refreshed by Coca-Cola® – 6th Street and Demonbreun, 1 p.m. (Free – registration required)
Battle of the Bands – Tourney Town, Music City Center (Halls A & B), 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. (Free)
Tip-Off Party – Wildhorse Saloon, 6-9 p.m. Ticketed event for NCAA guests and local contributors.
Sunday, April 6
Tourney Town Presented by Capital One® – Music City Center (Halls A & B), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Free)
Coca-Cola® NCAA Youth Clinic – Tourney Town, Music City Center (Halls A & B), 12:30 to 2 p.m. (Free – registration required)
NCAA Pep Rally – Tourney Town, Music City Center (Halls A & B), 1 to 2 p.m. (Free)
National Semifinal Games – Bridgestone Arena, 5:30 and 8 p.m.
Monday, April 7
Tourney Journey Tours – Nashville and surrounding area, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., departing from Tourney Town, Music City Center (Halls A & B). (Ticket required)
Cheerleader Hospital Visits - “Pep Rally” – TriStar Centennial Hospital and Vanderbilt Hospital, 1 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8
Tourney Journey Tours – Nashville and surrounding area, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., departing from Tourney Town, Music City Center (Halls A & B). (Ticket required)
Tourney Town Presented by Capital One® – Music City Center (Halls A & B), 3-7 p.m. (Free)
Pre-game Hospitality, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Tourney Town Concert Headliner – Tourney Town Presented by Capital One® Center Stage, Music City Center (Halls A & B), 5:30-6:15 p.m. (Free)
National Championship Game – Bridgestone Arena, 7:30 p.m. (Ticket required)
NCAA/WBCA Coaches’ Trophy Presentation – Renaissance Nashville Hotel (Fisk Two Room), following the national championship game, 10:30 p.m. approximately (Free)
– Tom Wood