FINAL FOUR BASKETBALL 2022
APRIL 2022 | MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME | NEW ORLEANS
March Madness is the most intense, compelling and unpredictable three weeks of sports in the USA featuring the best of the country’s 68 college basketball teams, and the birthplace of the NBA's future legends. From upsets to buzzer-beaters, nothing matches the agony and ecstasy of college basketball’s season-ending NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. From its onset in 1938, this National Tournament was considered the most prestigious journey in college basketball. Interest in the championship finals reaches fever pitch with over 60 million filling out a bracket each year and over 10.5 million average TV viewers per game, meaning demand for access to this one of a kind tournament has never been stronger with the finals now a “must do” event for every sports fan.
Our Final Four Curation weekend builds on what is already the most intense, compelling and unpredictable sporting weekend in the USA. We put you at the heart of the action as some of basketballs future greats take to the court. Get up close and personal to past NBA greats as your celebrity hosts take you and your guests on a virtual tour behind the scenes; offering insights into the tactics and key plays of the day, for an unforgettable insider experience.
FINAL FOUR BASKETBALL CURATION EXPERIENCE
With March Madness reaching its climax in the “Big Easy,” combine this bucket list event with the mesmeric atmosphere of New Orleans well known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Tip off your March Madness Curation with access to the exclusive SoBou restaurant, one the most exclusive venues at the heart of the vibrant French Quarter. Your March Madness lunch party will allow you and your guests to catch up and unwind with free flowing cocktails from a fully-stocked premium bar. Lunch will provide a tour of some of the very best Louisiana cuisine has to offer, whilst our basketball celebrity entertainment builds on the electric atmosphere ahead of tip-off.
The Mercedes Benz Superdome, a stone’s throw away from SoBou, awaits you and your guests. Stroll through the eclectic French quarter which is sure to be in a Final Four festival frenzy, led by your dedicated Curation Connoisseur, without the usual fuss of transfers and taxis. Be courtside within 15 minutes, well ahead of the tip-off of one of America’s biggest sporting traditions that always sends millions of college basketball fans into a synchronized frenzy. Sit back and take in what is guaranteed to be a game of a lifetime.
After a day spent exploring the best of what the “Big Easy” has to offer, your Curation Connoisseur will usher you and your guests in the glamour and romance of the riverboat era with a cruise aboard the your exclusive Paddlewheeler. Experience the lively sounds of traditional New Orleans music while enjoying a lavish Creole Buffet in our elegantly appointed dining room. After dinner, and maybe a little dancing, enjoy a classic New Orleans cocktail and sweet Mississippi River breezes on our promenade deck as the city skyline slips by under a canopy of stars. Stepping back onto the quay after a nighttime cruise that is pure New Orleans your Curation Connoisseur has the keys to unlock an iconic evening of entertainment on Royal Street in the French Quarter, a music lovers buffet!
The above is an outline of how we have curated Final Four Basketball for our clients. We recognize that your needs are as unique as your business, therefore we invite you to challenge us to curate your perfect Final Four Basketball experience.
After your action packed Semi Finals Day courtside, continue your sporting thrills or get your cultural kicks the following day by exploring more of what the “Big Easy” has to offer. Whether you choose to explore on foot some of the historic plantations, downtown garden districts or tantalize your taste buds by sampling the local beignete at many of the cafes in and around Magazine Street, this 301 year old city is extravagantly awesome! Alternatively after a sumptuous lunch downtown, master your drive, get to grips with your chipping or just understand the roll of the greens at TPC Louisiana. Playing host to the Zurich Classic this course boasts a rich history, with play dating back to 1938 and has seen golfing greats such as Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Billy Casper, Davis Love III, David Toms and Vijay Singh all winning here. A shotgun golf day provides a great opportunity to really mix with your guests culminating in the 19th hole back at the clubhouse to share the inevitable funny moments of your round.
The familiar surrounds of the SoBou stages the pre-match hospitality allowing you and your guests to soak up the atmosphere as the pre-game euphoria builds. Our panel of NBA legends, such as Christian Laettner, Grant Hill and Ralph Sampson will share their life stories and anecdotes, exposing your guests to the rich traditions and history of the event. A quick hop and you are once again courtside at the heart of the action as some of basketball's future greats take to the court to close out March Madness with what is sure be an unbelievable climax.
YOUR CURATION CONNOISSEUR
Our international network of passionate curation connoisseurs provide unrivalled local knowledge, armed with little black books full of numbers that unlock the most exclusive access and hidden gems; making the impossible possible is what drives them. Challenge us to secure you access to ”the” red carpet event of the season, inside the ropes access to get you closer to your golfing icon, or a tactical pre Super Bowl briefing from an NFL legend.
CURATION BY MARCUS EVANS
With more than 30 offices around the world, our local presence in all regional markets connects us to the world’s most influential communities. These connections provide our clients with unparalleled privileges and access to many of the world’s invite-only events, as well as last minute availability to otherwise sold-out sports, cultural and entertainment events. Our track record of more than 35 years puts us in a unique position to unlock the incredibly emotive power of sports, culture and entertainment within our clients' business to deliver once in a lifetime experiences that live long in the memory of their most important clients.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Thuzio is a valued partner which sources renowned athletes and sports personas which we have paired with our Final Four experience. As experts in their field, Thuzio provides unrivaled access to the greatest stories in sports and the legends who lived them allowing our guests to have the most memorable experience to take home after the nets have been cut in Atlanta.
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