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Final Four Likely To Be A Seller's Market Due To Expected High-Profile Field
Published March 23, 2011
SMALLER STAGE: In New Orleans, Nakia Hogan noted members of the organizing committee for this week's NCAA Tournament Southeast Regional games at New Orleans Arena are "stopping short of calling the event a dress rehearsal for next year's Final Four" at the Superdome. While "operationally both events take a similar approach, the organizing committee said much more overall planning will take place for the Final Four." Committee co-Dir Vince Granito: "It's apples and oranges. The basketball part of it doesn't change. ... But then you have to add this other 75 percent of the universe of all the other things that go on around the Final Four that make it what it is" (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 3/22).