The 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, starting on Saturday, April 2nd. If you plan on buying tickets to the Final Four you need to educate yourself on the NCAA Final Four Seating Chart so you aren’t disappointed in your seats.
Below you will find the most detailed NCAA Men’s Final Four Seating Chart information, including row and seat numbers, best and worst seats, as well as other helpful tips. You can also purchase Cheap Final Four tickets for both single session and all session games through TickPick, a No Fee Ticket Marketplace.
- 1 Interactive Men’s Final Four Seating Chart 2016
- 2 2016 Final Four Tickets – Flash Seats
- 3 NRG Stadium Basketball Seating Details
- 4 The Best Seats at the Final Four – NRG Stadium 2016
- 5 The Worst Seats at the Final Four – NRG Stadium 2016
- 6 Final Four Seat Number Information – NRG Stadium 2016
- 7 Men’s Final Four Row Numbers – NRG Stadium 2016
Interactive Men’s Final Four Seating Chart 2016
2016 Final Four Tickets – Flash Seats
Many of the tickets purchased for the 2016 Final Four are subject to be issued through Flash Seats. Flash Seats a paperless ticket system that is used by several venues across the country. You can find more information on Flash Seats here.
NRG Stadium Basketball Seating Details
There have been a few basketball games played previously at NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium), most notably the 2011 NCAA Final Four. The reviews have been mostly positive, but we have compiled some notes worth mentioning below:
- Some thought the size of the stadium drowned out cheering and screaming
- The lack of video boards can make it challenging to watch the action from the 600 and 700 sections.
- Plenty of good seats to be sure with the temporary seating system in place around all four sides of the raised court
- Fans don’t want to be in the permanent seats in the corners or in the third and fourth tier of seating in the end zones.
The Best Seats at the Final Four – NRG Stadium 2016
The Best Seats for the Final Four at NRG Stadium are located in sections 125-128 and 105-108. These extended sections will have very little slope, so it is important to note that the higher number rows are MUCH farther back from the court than a traditional NBA Arena.
The Floor East and Floor West sections will provide you with closest seats to the court, along with sections 1-4, which are situated on the field level. These sections will also have very little slope.
The Worst Seats at the Final Four – NRG Stadium 2016
Football stadiums were not designed to host basketball games, so there are plenty of sections we recommend staying away from when searching for Final Four tickets.
- Avoid the temporary corner sections as mentioned above, as well as the 600 level corner section. Up that high it will look like you are viewing the court from outer space.
- Try to avoid end-zone sections in the 500, 600, and 700 sections. These seats will leave you watching the action on the big screen because of the distance from the court.
Final Four Seat Number Information – NRG Stadium 2016
The NRG Stadium seat numbers go from right to left when looking at the court from your seats. This means the right side of the section (when facing the court) will start with seat number 1 and work its way up to seat number 20 to 30 depending on the section and row. This also means that seat number 1 will always be on the aisle next to the adjacent section with the lower section number in NRG Stadium. The location of the team benches for the Final Four have not yet been announced.
Men’s Final Four Row Numbers – NRG Stadium 2016
Row A in NRG Stadium is normally the first row in all sections except in the 500 and 700 sections. The 300 level has an average of 22 rows, the 500 level has an average of 10, the 600 level has an average of 16 rows, and the 700 section has an average of 3 rows. Be sure to reference TickPick’s interactive seating chart for the specific row breakdown in each section.
For this Final Four Seating Chart, several sections in the 100 level have been extended to reach the court. Sections 102-111 and 122-131 will now begin with row 1 and end in row 44 or 47, depending on the section. These extended sections are known as the ‘riser’ sections. After row 44 or 47 will come the original “first row” of the section, which will be row A. The standard last row in sections mentioned for football games will remain the last row for the basketball layout.
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