The Georgia Dome is hosting the Final Four for the third time, and almost certainly for the last time.
That’s not to say college basketball’s signature event won’t ever come back to Atlanta. Not by a longshot.
Here’s my story about what’s going on with the home of the Atlanta Falcons — mainly that they’re about to drop $1 Billion on new digs. Think something along the lines of what Cowboys Stadium is, a place that can host Super Bowls, Final Fours and BCS championship games.
We’re about four hours from tipoff of Wichita State-Louisville here and Shocker fans are filling up Room C3 of the Georgia World Congress Center, which is right outside of the media room. Outside, there’s not a cloud in the sky and the vibe is electric – was like this last night, too. If you’re a sports fan the Final Four is like if Christmas and Fourth of July had a baby. It’s wonderful.
Here’s the link to Kansas.com, where you can find all the content from our 56-page special section that ran in today’s Eagle. If you’re in Wichita hopefully you’ve been able to get your hands on one. And if they run out, I’m sure we’ll make more.
Here’s the Twitter follows from the Eagle for today’s game:
Paul Suellentrop (@paulsuellentrop)
Bob Lutz (@boblutz)
Rick Plumlee (@rickplumlee)
Denise Neil (@deniseneil)
Tony Adame (@t_adame)
Jeff Lutz (@JLutzICTEagle)
Travis Heying (@travisheying)
Jaime Green (@green_jaime)
I’ll be back in a couple of hours to check back in on the blog.