2015 NCAA Men's Final Four to bring big events to Indy

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Now that football is officially wrapped up in Indianapolis, the city is turning its attention to basketball — specifically the NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Tournament coming back to Indy in April.

But even though the big event is more than two months away, plans are coming together now. Indiana Sports Corporation will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon with details, but they gave us a sneak peek at some of the big events.

The tournament is the first weekend in April. The fan events start on Friday, April 3 and wrap up that Monday with the National Championship Game.

The city anticipates this will be the biggest event of the year, welcoming more than 70,000 fans to downtown. It's expected to have a $70 million economic impact.

With so many fans in town, it's important to make the experience a memorable one.

As always, on Friday, all four teams will hold an open practice. That event is free and open to the public.

But, that's just the beginning of what will be a fun-packed weekend.

"Three-day concert series with large name acts at White River State Park, Fan Fest, which is everything basketball related for both kids and adults, so it's going play basketball, NCAA activations, big BW3 inside, autographs--all of these great opportunities for the family to come and really enjoy that," said John Dedman with Indiana Sports Corp.

There will also be some things to impact youth, including the Final Four Dribble, formerly known as the Circle City Dribble. It's open to kids 18, and is free, but registration is required.

Long before the tournament starts, the NCAA is looking to impact the youth of the entire area through a program called Community 101.

"Which is 10,000 local students and they can choose their own community service project," Dedman said.