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Phoenix Final Four Media EventPhoenix Final Four Media Event<div class="ExternalClassA7BBA9E28F674293ACEEE2FE8F0C4DC1"><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>MEDIA ADVISORY</strong></p><p>The city of Phoenix will host a media event to update local and national media groups about the upcoming Final Four events taking place across Downtown Phoenix. Media will learn from local leaders about everything from public safety and transportation options to the Music Festival and Fan Fest. There will also be critical Know Before You Go details about how to get to downtown Phoenix, what not to bring when you visit and other information that viewers, listeners and readers will want to know.</p><p><strong>What:</strong> City of Phoenix Final Four 'Know Before You Go' Event</p><p><strong>When:</strong> Friday, March 24, 10 a.m.</p><p><strong>Where:</strong> Phoenix Convention Center, West Building, 200 Level, Executive Lecture Hall</p><p><strong>Who:</strong> Hosted by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Also scheduled to speak:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, District 5</li><li>Councilman Michael Nowakowski, District 7</li><li>Councilwoman Kate Gallego, District 8</li><li>Dawn Rogers, Executive Director/CEO, Phoenix Local Organizing Committee</li><li>Lisa Jones, Director, Phoenix Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management</li><li>John Chan, Director, Phoenix Convention Center</li><li>Samantha Jackson, Senior Director, Downtown Phoenix, Inc.</li></ul><p>Several directors of city departments will also be made available to answer questions and conduct interviews if requested.</p><p>Complimentary media parking will be made available inside the West Garage, located at the Southeast corner of 2nd St. & Monroe. Parking for news trucks can use the North Upper Dock by entering off 5th St. between Washington and Monroe.</p><p>For full information about the Final Four in Phoenix, visit <a href="http://lists.phoenix.gov/t/1327670/4119508/19591/3/">Phoenix.gov/FinalFour</a> and follow #PHXFinalFour and #FinalFour on social media.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr></tbody></table></div>3/22/2017 7:00:00 PMMatt Hamada602-376-5899