The top five Final Four Cronkite News stories. (Photo montage by Chelsea Shannon/Cronkite News)
PHOENIX- The NCAA Men’s Final Four will tip off Saturday at the University of Phoenix Stadium, but the Valley is already seeing the impact of the event.
Here is a collection of our top five stories from the lead up to the Final Four. Click on the photos to read more.
Local workers carry a piece of the Final Four court on March 24, 2016 in Glendale, AZ (Photo by Blake Benard/Cronkite News)
Arizona leaders and Final Four security officials pose for a picture after a press conference in Glendale, Ariz. on Monday March 27, 2017. (Photo by Logan Newman/Cronkite News)
The underside of the scoreboard displays a March Madness bracket complete with a picture of Final Four trophy on March 24, 2016 in Glendale, AZ (Photo by Blake Benard/Cronkite News)
Lowell Elementary students play for the first time on the refrubrished outdoor court at Harmon Park on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in Phoenix. (Photo by Nicole Vasquez/C500kite News)
The Final Four logo awaits coaches and players from North Carolina, South Carolina, Gonzaga and Oregon at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. (Photo by Blake Benard/Cronkite News)