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Fan Fest

Friday, March 8 - Monday, March 11 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX

Fan Fest will be an extravaganza set up in AT&T Plaza just outside of the American Airlines Center. The Fan Fest will provide Championship ticket holders, Big 12 Alumni, basketball enthusiasts, and general fans an opportunity to engage in the festivities, preview a documentary "Girl Rising", take a photo with the Championships trophy, participate in pep rallies, Big 12 Spirit Bands and cheerleaders, and hear a variety of music from local Dallas bands as well as Band Quattro.

"Girl Rising"
10x10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls. At the center of the campaign is a feature film, "Girl Rising." The film features performances from Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys and others. It tells the stories of nine girls from around the world who face - and overcome - unbelievable obstacles on the path to getting an education. 

Fan Fest Schedule
A full schedule of events will be updated once information is finalized.

Date

Location

Hours of Operation

Description

Thursday, March 7

AT&T Plaza, American Airlines Center

7:00pm

Premiere of Girl Rising

Friday, March 8

AT&T Plaza, American Airlines Center

4:00pm-6:30pm

Fan Fest

Saturday, March 9

AT&T Plaza, American Airlines Center

9-11:30am & 4-6:30pm

Fan Fest

Sunday, March 10

AT&T Plaza, American Airlines Center

11:00am-1:30pm

Fan Fest

Monday, March 11

AT&T Plaza, American Airlines Center

4:00pm-7:00pm

Fan Fest

Activities
Big 12 Pep Rallies with spirit squads and cheerleaders
Expo Area
Alumni Functions
Tournament Trophy Photos
Face Painting
Live Music and DJ

Detailed Schedule

Big XII Fan Fest Schedule of Events

Friday, March 8th: 4pm - 6:30pm
2pm - 3:45pm: Exhibit Setup
4pm: Fan Fest Open
4pm - 5pm: Photos with Spirit Squads & Mascots
4pm - 5pm: Pep Rally (Schools TBD)
5pm - 5:45pm: Troubled Times Band
5:45pm - 6:00pm: Skills Shooting Challenge
6pm: Game 1 Begins
6:30pm: Fan Fest Closed
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Exhibit Breakdown (8:30pm: Game 2 Begins)

Saturday, March 9th: 9am - 11:30am & 4pm - 6:30pm
7am - 8:45am: Exhibit Setup
9am: Fan Fest Open
9am - 10am: Photos with Spirit Squads & Mascots
9am - 10am: Pep Rally (Schools TBD)
10am - 11am: NBA Championship Trophy Pictures
10am - 10:15am: Skills Shooting Challenge
11am: Game 3 Begins
11:30am: Fan Fest Closed (Break)
1:30pm: Game 4 Begins
3:45pm: All Sponsors Return to Exhibits
4pm: Fan Fest Open
4pm - 5pm: Photos with Spirit Squads & Mascots
4pm - 5pm: Pep Rally (Schools TBD)
5pm - 5:45pm: Bean
5pm - 6pm: NBA Championship Trophy Pictures
5:45pm - 6:00pm: Skills Shooting Challenge
6pm: Game 5 Begins
6:30pm: Fan Fest Closed
6:30pm - 7:30pm: Exhibit Breakdown (8:30pm: Game 6 Begins)

Sunday, March 10th: 11am - 1:30pm
9am - 10:45am: Exhibit Setup
11am: Fan Fest Open
11am - 12pm: Photos with Spirit Squads & Mascots
11am - 12pm: Pep Rally (Schools TBD)
12pm - 1pm: NBA Championship Trophy Pictures
12pm - 12:15pm: Skills Shooting Challenge
1pm: Game 7 Begins
1:30pm: Fan Fest Closed
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Exhibit Breakdown
(3:30pm: Game 8 Begins)

Monday, March 11th: 4pm - 7pm
2pm - 3:45pm: Exhibit Setup
4pm: Fan Fest Open
4pm - 4:15pm: Skills Shooting Challenge
4:30pm - 5:30pm: Band (Quattro)
5pm - 6pm: Photos with Spirit Squads & Mascots
5pm - 6pm: Pep Rally (Schools TBD)
6pm - 7pm: Band (Quattro)
7pm: Fan Fest Closed
7pm: Championship Game Begins
7pm - 8pm: Exhibit Breakdown