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"Run For It - Run For…

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30 Americans

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An Evening with Chita…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who… more

Crescent City Classic

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Earth Day Festival…

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Family Workshop:…

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Historic Saturday…

Apr 19 - Nov 22, 2014
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Living History Corps

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
The Museum’s World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living… more

LIVING LEGEND CHITA…

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***Two time Tony winner and Broadway’s original Anita in “West Side… more

Southern Rep, Stage…

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Southern Rep, the Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum and… more

The Andrews Brothers

Apr 19 - 26, 2014
Mistaken identities, madcap comedy, romance and miscal treasures fill this… more

Victory Corps Saturday

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
During D-Day on June 6, 1944, the Naval Construction Battalions called… more

Double Violin Concert…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Performing Bach's violin concerto and Vivaldi's double violin concerti. more

Early Modern Faces: …

Apr 20 - Jun 29, 2014
This exhibition brings together nearly ninety Old Master paintings and prints… more

Easter Brunch at the…

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Irving "Honey"…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
Various Mardi Gras Indian tribes will line up  for the 1st Annual Irving… more

Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
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Kirk Franklin…

Apr 20 - 20, 2014
The new Gospel Brunch experience at House of Blues New Orleans features local… more

Zurich Classic

Apr 21 - 27, 2014
Golf fans will have a chance to support regional children's charities while… more

Organ & Labyrinth…

Apr 22 - May 6, 2014
Organ Recital & Candlelight with Albinas on the 5000 pipe trinity tracker… more

"Run For It - Run For…

Apr 19 - 19, 2014
“Run For It – Run for Spot!” Crescent City Classic… more

Official Final Four® Floor Arrives in New Orleans with Parade, Board-Cutting Ceremony on Friday, March 23

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:

Roger Dunaway
(504) 452-2906
roger@tulane.edu
Nikki Rodrigue
(504) 962-7258
nrodrigue@signature-dmc.com

Official Final Four® Floor Arrives in New Orleans with Parade, Board-Cutting Ceremony on Friday, March 23

The official floor for the 2012 Men's Final Four® will arrive in New Orleans in style and with much fanfare with a special parade and a unique board cutting ceremony at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Friday, March 23.  The ceremony will take place on the west island between Sugar Bowl Drive and Poydras St.

The floor will arrive on Friday, the conclusion of a seven-city tour, and begin its journey to the Superdome with a parade at 10:30 a.m.  The parade will begin on Convention Center Blvd., turn down Poydras St. and proceed to the Superdome.  The floor will be officially dedicated with a board cutting ceremony at the Superdome at 11 a.m.    

New Orleans' Signature DMC is a participant of the Final Four® Minority and Women Owned Business Access Program and is a partner in Friday's events.  (Click here for the parade route: http://www.signature-dmc.com/news-nav/come-out-and-kick-off-the-start-of-the-final-four-with-signature-dmc-and-ups).  The Edna Karr High School band and cheer will be featured in the parade. 

Representatives from UPS, including the floor's driver, Connor Sport Court International and John Koerner, the chair of the New Orleans Local Organizing Committee (LOC) will be on hand for brief comments and will each participate in the ceremony.  All parties will be available for interviews following the conclusion of the event.

Jerry Romig, the legendary voice of the New Orleans Saints, will emcee the board-cutting ceremony.

The New Orleans LOC, UPS and Connor Sport Court International invites the public, business owners and employees to attend both the parade and the board cutting ceremony.

Media representatives and the general public are asked to park free of charge in Garage 6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Street closes include Convention Center Blvd., beginning at St. Joseph St., and Poydras St.

The national semifinals and national championship games are sold out but the community can still participate in several free events for fans: the public can watch the teams practice at the Dome on Final Four Friday® and kids 18 and under can get a free basketball to dribble down Poydras Street on Sunday.  For information visit www.ncaa.com/finalfour.

For further information, please contact Roger Dunaway at (504) 452-2906, or by email at roger@tulane.edu, or for questions about the parade, please contact Nikki Rodrigue at (504) 962-7258 or by email at nrodrigue@signature-dmc.com.

What: The official floor for the 2012 Men's Final Four® will arrive in New Orleans on Friday, March 23.  The floor will be part of a parade and will be officially dedicated with a board cutting ceremony.

When: Friday, March 23

Where: Parade - 10:30 a.m. (Convention Center Blvd. to Poydras St. to Mercedes-Benz Superdome)

Board Cutting Ceremony - 11 a.m. (Mercedes Benz Superdome)

FYI: This is a first-time event for the Men's Final Four.