Big 12 hosts free NCAA Regional open practice day at Cowboys Stadium

Posted 8:55am on Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013

The buzz around the DFW sports scene is all about March Madness coming to Cowboys Stadium. With the 2014 Final Four headed to DFW next April 5-7, this year fans are being treated to the NCAA South Regional Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds. This marks the 18th time the NCAA has played games in North Texas and the fifth time the area has hosted a Regional.

The games are slated for Friday with Kansas vs. Michigan at 6:37 p.m. followed by Florida vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 30 minutes after at approximately 9:07 p.m.Tipoff times for the Regional Final on Sunday will be set following Friday's games with Sunday's winner advancing to the Final Four in Atlanta.

However, the action will begin on Thursday with an open practice that is free to the public and features all four teams in one-hour blocks. Doors to Cowboys Stadium open at 11 a.m. and parking is free. Fans attending the open practice should park in Lot 10 and enter the building at Gates A and K. No ticket is required for entry and merchandise and concession stands will be open.

The practice schedule is University of Michigan (Noon-12:50 p.m.), Florida Gulf Coast University (1-1:50 p.m.), University of Kansas (2:10-3 p.m.) and the University of Florida (3:10-4 p.m.).

South Regional single session tickets for the games are still available starting at $40 with tickets to all of the weekend's games beginning at $70. To purchase tickets, visit here.

Applications to purchase tickets to the 2014 Men's Basketball Final Four at Cowboys Stadium are being accepted now at NCAA.com/mbbtickets. Entries will be selected at random and accepted until May 31. The winners will be selected in a drawing in July and notified in August.

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