Which teams will be part of the Final Four at the 2021 NCAA Tournament?
That’s a question we haven’t been able to ask for nearly two calendar years, since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 caused March Madness to become the world’s first major sporting event to be canceled. Which makes the question even more intriguing in 2021.
This season, it appears that Gonzaga, Baylor and Michigan are the first selections to reach the Final Four, followed by several more teams from the Big Ten such as Illinois, Ohio State and Iowa. While it is certainly possible that the Final Four comprises some combination. of those teams, there’s a reason they call it March Madness.
Multiple teams could upset established favorites like Alabama, Villanova, Houston, Florida State, and more, but it’s likely to come down to which dominant players on the team play their best at the most opportune time: guys like Luka Garza from Iowa, Drew from Gonzaga Timme and Corey Kispert, Quentin Grimes from Houston and more.
The ultimate goal is the Final Four and, from there, the national championship. It remains to be seen who does it ultimately, but we can’t wait for it to finally, Finally, look and find out. With that, here’s everything you need to know about the Final Four in 2021, including dates, times, locations, and more:
When is the Final Four in 2021?
The Final Four round will take place on Saturday, April 3 at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Inidnapolis, which will be the only venue for the NCAA Tournament starting with the Elite Eight. The first semifinal game is tentatively scheduled for 5 pm ET; the next game will start shortly after the first one has finished. Both teams will have April 4 free to prepare for the national championship game, which will take place at 9 pm ET on Monday, April 5.
Final Four 2021 schedule
|April 3||5 pm||Final Four (Semifinal 1)|
|TBD||Final Four (Semifinal 2)|
|5th of April||9 p. M.||National championship game|
Where is the Final Four in 2021?
- Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis)
The 2021 Final Four will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. An Indiana NCAA Tournament will close, with the vast majority of games taking place within the host city. Only two out-of-town venues will host NCAA tournament games: Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, Indiana) and Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (Bloomington, Indiana).
How to watch the 2021 Final Four
Final Four TV schedule
CBS has broadcast rights for the Final Four and the national title game, having signed an agreement in 2016 with Turner Sports to alternate broadcast rights for those rounds each year. CBS has yet to release its announcer pairs for the 2021 Final Four or the national championship.
|The last four||CBS|
Final Four streaming options
Cable cutters hoping to tune in to the 2021 Final Four have myriad options, including NCAA March Madness Live, Paramount + (a rebranding of CBS All Access) and fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
Future Final Four locations
Following the 2021 NCAA Tournament, March Madness will move to New Orleans in 2022, Houston in 2023, Phoenix in 2024, and San Antonio in 2025 before returning to Indianapolis in 2026. Full dates for the Final Four in each of the next five stations.
|Year||Host city||Venue of events||dates|
|2022||New Orleans||Mercedes-Benz Superdome||April 2, 4|
|2023||Houston||NRG Stadium||April 13th|
|2024||Glendale, Ariz.||State Farm Stadium||April 6 and 8|
|2025||San antonio||Alamodome||April 5, 7|
|2026||Indianapolis||Lucas Oil Stadium||April 4 and 6|
How to buy tickets for the Final Four
The dates to buy First Four and first round tickets through the NCAA it’s been. Below are the dates to purchase tickets through the organization for each of the following rounds, from Round 2 to the Elite Eight. (the NCAA has yet to release information on the Final Four information):
Ticket portals open at 10 am ET
- Round 2: Thursday March 11
- Sweet 16: Tuesday March 16
- Elite eight: Tuesday March 16
Ticket prices for the Final Four 2021
As of Wednesday, March 10, the only publicly available Final Four tickets are through Vivid seats: Cheapest option available $ 1,477 each for two tickets.