It's been 16 years since the NCAA held the 1996 Final Four at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J. Since then, Division I men's basketball has crowned a champion exclusively in domed stadiums built to hold football -- and built to hold many more fans. But the NCAA and its men's basketball selection committee are discussing the possibility of returning their signature event to arenas in major metro areas. What do you think of the idea? Would the quality of play improve for players and for fans who could actually see the game? Or would fewer seats and the law of supply and demand drive ticket prices so high that many fans would be shut out?
Far, Far Away
More people can attend a Final Four game at a football stadium. But they can't see the game as well as they can in an arena.