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Fans give Final Four the full-court press

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ATLANTA -

Are you ready for some basketball? More than 100,000 people are pouring into Atlanta for this weekend's Final Four tournament at the Georgia Dome.

Going to the Final Four games can cost a lot of money. But if you didn't score tickets, there are plenty of other things going on downtown this weekend.

Music lovers will treated to a free three-day concert series featuring big-name national acts such as the Zac Brown Band, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Flo Rida, Ludacris, Muse, Sting and the Dave Matthews Band.

"It's a three day festival with top names like the Zac Brown band, a local favorite, Muse is our headliner Saturday and Sting and DMB. How can you not want to see all of them for no money," said Sharon Goldmacher with the Atlanta Local Organizing Committee.

FOX 5's Chris Shaw reports that 150,000 people are expected to attend the free music events. This is in addition to the 100,000 expected for the basketball games.

Those looking for fun for all ages, the Bracket Town Fan Fest at the Georgia World Congress Center will offer more than 300,000 square feet of family-friendly activities.

The biggest obstacle may be parking. Streets in the downtown area will be closed, placing parking spots at a premium.

Parking at most places will $20 if you can find it. Some spots were seen as high at $50. Organizers expect parking to be sold out every day by noon.

MARTA will have extra trains going. They say the usual train ride will be trimmed down to 10 minutes.

Several area restaurants are adopting teams and serving as fan headquarters. Here's the full list of the fan headquarters locations:

Buckhead
Michigan: Buffalo Wild Wings, 3535 Peachtree Rd NE #105, Atlanta (404) 856-5543
Syracuse: East Andrews Downstairs, 56 E Andrews Dr NW, Suite 12, Atlanta (404) 389-0856
Wichita State: Taco Mac Lindbergh, 573 Main St NE  Atlanta, (404) 574-5813
Louisville: The Bucket Shot, 3475 Lenox Rd NE  Atlanta, (404) 261-9244

Downtown

Michigan: Gibney's Pub, 231 Peachtree Center Ave NE  Atlanta, (404) 688-0928
Syracuse: Azio, 229 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta,  (404) 222-0808
Wichita State: Max Lagers, 320 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, (404) 525-4400
Louisville: Meehan's, 200 Peachtree Street Atlanta, (404) 214-9821

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