March 17 – 19, 2016
Times: 2.5 hours before tip-off
Venue: PNC Arena Area: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
Admission: Free (parking at PNC is $ 20)
The NCAA March Madness fun begins before you even enter PNC Arena! The Hoops and Hops FanFest will open 2.5 hours* before each session on Thursday, Mar. 17 and Saturday, Mar. 19. It will close shortly before tip-off, and reopen soon thereafter to serve fans who may be arriving for the later games and those wanting to relax outside.
"Hoops and Hops FanFest" includes four locations where fans attending the NCAA sessions can partake in food, beverages, entertainment, and catching up on other tournament games:-Hops House (tent)**: Located on our South Plaza, outside of our box office. Features adult brews, soft drinks, food, and big screen TVs to watch the games.
-Game Watch: Located just outside of our box office, under the awning. Features a video wall for fans to watch other NCAA 1st and 2nd Round games. A sound system will also be set up for music.
-Food Truck Brigade: Located next to Dail Plaza outside of Carter-Finley Stadium, and features many of the Triangle’s most loved food vendors.
-Fan Activity Zone: Located on Dail Plaza outside of Carter-Finley Stadium and adjacent to the Food Truck Brigade. Features cornhole boards and basketball hoops for fans vying for bragging rights. Stop by the face painter to get your "Game Face" on!
For event and parking information, visit the NCAA event details page. Admission to the FanFest is free; parking is $ 20.