The NCAA Men’s Basketball regional will be held Friday and Sunday (March 28/30) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Here are some links and general notes if you are coming in for one or more of the games.
Free to the public, open practices in Lucas Oil Stadium are scheduled Thursday: Noon Tennessee; 1 p.m. Kentucky; 2:10 p.m. Michigan; 3:10 p.m. Louisville
Here is a link to a page with schedules and other information including a link to purchase tickets.
The Indianapolis High School Athletic Association boys basketball state finals are Saturday at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. There are two sessions of two games each: 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Of note to Kentucky fans is the Class 4A championship game that will tip around 8:15 Saturday night involving Indianapolis Tech. Trey Lyles, a Kentucky signee for next season, is a member of the Tech team.
Here is a link to Ticketmaster’s page for the Saturday nigh session – it notes “not many left”
You can find a lot about downtown Indianapolis here at the Indy Downtown Inc web page
Some hints about visiting our fair city:
Monument Circle is a great place to walk around (the intersection of Meridian and Market). You don’t want to drive through it, especially on Friday. Traffic jams abound.
Friday will be a crazy day downtown, more so for those of us working. Turns on the surface streets downtown will be hard to make. Lots of foot traffic means a very hard time making those turns. Ideally you find a place to park your car and you walk.
Spring is coming late here, just as it across most of the Midwest and Northeast. Most of the snow piles are gone, but there isn’t much green or color around.
There is a cheerleading competition at the Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday. As if there wasn’t already enough going on downtown.
I’m going to stock up on an extra supply of patience for getting around down here Friday at work and Saturday for the high school basketball. I think I’m going to need it.