The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee and the 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee will participate in a special event on March 5, 2018, to mark the transition from one iconic sporting event in the City of Minneapolis to the next.

The celebratory “hand-off” event downtown—timed less than one week before Selection Sunday, the NCAA’s tip-off to March Madness—is open to the public and will feature a variety of fun, basketball-themed activities as well as information about 2019 Final Four tickets and volunteer opportunities.

A collection of local leaders will be on hand including Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Bancorp Executive Chairman and Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Co-Chair Richard Davis, Mortenson Corp. Chairman and 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee Co-Chair David Mortenson, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Maureen Bausch, 2019 Minneapolis Final Four Local Organizing Committee CEO Kate Mortenson and former Golden Gopher basketball greats John Thomas and Quincy Lewis.

The event is free and open to the public at 200 South 6th Street in downtown Minneapolis. It will include formal remarks, music, shooting baskets at “pop-a-shot stations”, former Gophers Thomas and Lewis signing autographs, an opportunity to pose with the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four trophy and more.

For more information on the 2019 Minneapolis Final Four, visit finalfourminneapolis.com.