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EXPLORE SAN ANTONIO

If you’ve never been to San Antonio or if your last visit was when Mario Chalmers hit a fall-away 3-pointer to force an overtime victory for Kansas, then prepare to be introduced to a whole new San Antonio experience in 2018. We’re still home to the legendary Alamo and famed River Walk but in recent years some major enhancements have made San Antonio a city that is truly unforgettable.

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If a transformed city isn’t enough to lure you to the 2018 Final Four, perhaps 300 days of sunshine a year, family-oriented world-class theme parks, 50 golf courses, or the # 1 destination in Texas – the Alamo – will!

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Join us March 29 and April 2, 2018 in unforgettable, San Antonio.

CELEBRATE 300

San Antonio will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018. The San Antonio Tricentennial Celebration is a once in a lifetime endeavor that will be commemorated throughout the year to include a most-memorable Final Four!

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THE RIVER WALK

When away from the Alamodome, Final Four fans naturally flock to the world’s largest hotel lobby – the San Antonio River Walk. Since 2008, San Antonio embarked on a $358 million expansion of the River Walk, adding more than 10 miles through the Mission Reach, into the downtown core and up through the northern Museum Reach. Parks and trails now link the city’s center with its four working colonial missions to the south, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making the River Walk the largest urban ecosystem in the country.

The Museum Reach to the north, completed in 2009, ties San Antonio’s major museums to the River Walk and attracted the Pearl development to its banks. A former brewery and landmark that operated from 1883 until 2001, the 22-acre Pearl is a groundbreaking culinary gathering place to eat, live, learn and play on the banks of the San Antonio River. https://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/

THE ALAMO

Heroes died here fighting for freedom. Their call for aid and refusal to surrender in the face of overwhelming odds stirred America and the world. Their sacrifice helped give birth to Texas. Today the Alamo is the heart of San Antonio and it is Texas’ most visited historic landmark.  Home of the famous 1836 battle and to living history demonstrations and special events throughout the year, the beautiful 300-year-old former Spanish mission turned fortress is open year-round and is free for families, school groups and everyone to visit, experience the battlefield first hand, and “remember the Alamo.” http://www.thealamo.org/

HENRY B. GONZALEZ
CONVENTION CENTER

The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center completed a $325 million dollar transformation in January of 2016 to meet the needs of an evolving industry with innovative design, flexible spaces and advanced technology. With over 510,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, a new Stars at Night Ballroom (the largest in the state), and other new, multi-purpose spaces, the center will be a beautiful backdrop for Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One and the NABC Convention, within walking distance to the Alamodome and major downtown hotels. http://www.sahbgcc.com/

HEMISFAIR PARK

The ongoing revitalization of Hemisfair Park includes 18 acres of parkland adjacent to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. As the perfect location for the NCAA March Madness Music Festival, the expansive open green space, or Civic Park, will be just steps away from the Convention Center and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Families will also enjoy Yanaguana Garden as a part of the new Hemisfair Park, which opened in the fall of 2015 and has since attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. http://hemisfair.org/

ALAMODOME

Celebrating its 25th year in 2018, the city-owned and operated facility will showcase $50 million of improvements to 70,000 Final Four spectators. Fans will enjoy a North Plaza transformation, wider concourses, indoor and outdoor concession enhancements and new HD video walls and ribbon boards. Members of the media will appreciate a new 24,000 square foot workroom with easy access from street level and onto the stadium floor. http://www.alamodome.com/