TAMPA, FL - Whether you’re a Tampa native or a fan traveling to support your team, Tourney Town presented by Capital One is the place to be April 4, 5 and 7 during the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four being played next door at Amalie Arena.
Tourney Town is a free fan festival celebrating the best in women’s college basketball. Tourney Town is located just outside the arena in Amalie Arena West Plaza and Silver Lot. Tourney Town will feature fan favorites like the NCAA Women’s Final Four Pep Rally and AT&T Mascot Challenge, Coca-Cola® NCAA Youth Clinics, the Battle of the Final Four Bands, appearance and autograph sessions with sports celebrities, sponsor based entertainment programming with fantastic giveaways and pre-game concerts featuring popular local Tampa bands. Tourney Town will also serve as the anchor site for several other ancillary events, including the 4Kay® Run presented by Northwestern Mutual and Bounce by the Bay refreshed by Coca-Cola, with both held on April 4. New to Tourney Town this year is the Lifestyle Lounge featuring local chef demos, photo and video booths and other activities celebrating the culture of women's basketball.
“When the games aren’t being played, Tourney Town will be the place to be throughout Women’s Final Four weekend,” said Anucha Browne, NCAA vice president, women’s basketball championships. “It’s a must-see free fan festival with activities for adults and children of all ages.”
Where: Amalie Arena West Plaza and Silver Lot
• April 4 – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• April 5 - 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
• April 7 – 4 to 8:30 p.m.
About the NCAA and NCAA Women’s Basketball
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 450,000 student- athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.NCAA.org and www.NCAA.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.
NCAA women’s basketball is characterized by strong fundamentals, high quality of play, sportsmanship, role model student-athletes and family oriented entertainment. The latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate figures show 85 percent of NCAA Division I women’s basketball players graduate. In terms of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate, which measures term-by-term academic success, the overall score is 972, well above the NCAA benchmark of 930. For the latest news in regard to the Women’s Final Four, visit www.ncaa.com/WomensFinalFour.