(RALEIGH, NC) - Representatives from the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Local Organizing Committee in Raleigh today announced plans for "Hoops and Hops FanFest," scheduled to take place at PNC Arena March 21 and 23. Hoops and Hops FanFest will open 2.5 hours prior to each session and between sessions on Friday, during the second- and third round games of the 2014 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

Hoops and Hops FanFest at PNC Arena will include the following:

• Hops House South and Hops House North: A tailgating atmosphere offering adult brews, soft drinks, food, and big screen TVs to watch NCAA Regional games. Located under a tent on the north and south plazas. Guests must be 21 and over to enter these areas. The north location will be open Friday only, unless Sunday game times are later in the day.
• Game Watch: A video wall will display NCAA Regional games. Located just outside the box office, under the awning.
• Food Truck Brigade: Many of the Triangle's most loved food trucks will be on hand. Located next to Dail Plaza of Carter-Finley Stadium. The Food Truck Brigade will be open Friday only, unless Sunday game times are later in the day.
• Fan Activity Zone: An activity area featuring cornhole boards and basketball hoops for fans vying for bragging rights. Located on Dail Plaza of Carter-Finley Stadium and adjacent to the Food Truck Brigade.

"We are thrilled to be a host venue for the 2014 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship second- and third round games," said Larry Perkins, Assistant General Manager of PNC Arena. "In addition, we are excited to offer the Hoops and Hops FanFest. The tailgating atmosphere will bring local and out-of-town fans together for pre-session activities."

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Schedule for the 2014 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship Second and Third Rounds at PNC Arena is noted below. Game times are approximate, based on the completion of the previous game.

Session 1: Friday, March 21

- Hoops and Hops opens at 9:45 a.m. and will close at noon.

Mercer vs. Duke at 12:15 p.m.
Iowa/Tennessee vs. Massachusetts at 2:45 p.m.

- Hoops and Hops reopens at the conclusion of the 2nd game and will close at 6:40 p.m.

Session 2: Friday, March 21

George Washington vs. Memphis at 6:55 p.m.
Coastal Carolina vs. Virginia at 9:25 p.m.

Session 3: Sunday, March 23

- Hoops and Hops opens 2.5 hours before tip-off, exact time is to be determined.

Opponents are determined by Session 1 and 2 winners. Games times are to be determined.

All-session and single-session tickets are available and can be purchased at www.ncaa.com/mbbtickets. Each guest, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the venue. For more information, please contact the NC State Ticket Office (919) 865-1510 or email ticketoffice@ncsu.edu.

For more information on the NCAA and its championship games, please visit www.ncaa.com.