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Logo unveiled for 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four; Indy to host event

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The logo for the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four, which will be held in Indianapolis, was unveiled Friday at a press conference hosted by the Indianapolis Local Organizing Committee and NCAA officials.

This year will mark the seventh time the Final Four has been played in Indianapolis, tying with New York City for the second-most in tournament history.  Kansas City took the top spot, hosting the event 10 times.

The Final Four will be played April 4 and 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

“It’s an exciting day as we begin the Road to the 2015 Men’s Final Four,” said Allison Melangton, Indiana Sports Corp President. “Today’s logo unveiling is just the first step as our community – powered by great partners and volunteers – will produce a true championship celebration. On behalf of our community, we look forward to working alongside our friends at the NCAA to create the best Final Four in the event’s storied history.”

The 2015 Final Four will be the 22nd time that the men’s basketball championship has come to Indianapolis since 1940, and it is the 35th time Indiana has hosted the tournament.  Other Hoosier cities that hosted include Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Terre Haute and West Lafayette. In addition to the 2010 Final Four, Lucas Oil Stadium served as host of regional competition in 2009 and 2013, and will do so again in March.

“The 2015 Final Four will mark 75 years since Indianapolis first hosted the tournament,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s vice president of men’s basketball.  “We couldn’t be more excited to host the event with our neighbors from IUPUI, the Horizon League and the local organizing committee, whose excellence in staging major events is the biggest reason why Indianapolis is a favorite destination for participating teams, fans and the media.”

Fans hoping for a chance to receive tickets to the 2015 Men’s Final Four can apply for the NCAA’s random selection process between March 17 and May 31, 2014. Visit www.NCAA.com for more details.

Tickets to the 2014 Midwest Regional, which takes place March 28 and 30, can be purchased by visiting www.NCAA.com/mbbtickets.