The NCAA will be in New Orleans twice in 2012 to crown national champions. After the BCS Championship battle between Louisiana State University and the University of Alabama decides the college football champ on January 9th, all eyes will on the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as March Madness comes to town. Starting on March 31st, the championship game will be held on April 2nd, giving the city and the Superdome its second major sporting event of the year.
Long one of the most popular tournaments in the world, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament has a legendary history as some it has been home to some of the game’s famous moments. Whether it was the undefeated Indiana University team of 1976, the historic dual between Magic Johnson and Larry Bird in 1979, the winning shot by Michael Jordan in 1982, or the inspiring second-place finish by Butler University in 2010 and 2011, witnessing the tournament offers fans a chance to see something amazing. With teams like North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio State and Syracuse at the top of the rankings, it is certain that this year will add to the legacy of this incredible tournament.
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is an amazing venue or the Final Four, and a huge number of fans is expected to attend. With 65 teams invited to the Big Dance, teams of every size and from all parts of the country will attempt to make it to New Orleans for a change to etch their name in history as one of the champions of NCAA Division I. From the major powers to the Cinderella stories, only four teams will arrive in the Big Easy. The next chapter of the NCAA basketball saga will take place in the Superdome as March Madness once again pays a visit.