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University of Iowa's Final Four watch party canceled

Due to the severe storm expected for Friday evening, the Final Four watch party at Carver-Hawkeye Arena has been canceled.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Final Four watch party has been canceled due to weather threat, according to a news release from University of Iowa Athletics.

With the possibility of damaging winds, large hail and even tornadoes, the Athletic Department made the decision to cancel the event Thursday afternoon.

If the Hawkeyes advance to the national championship, details about a watch party for that game will be announced on Saturday, April 1.

“We share in the disappointment of our incredible fans,” said Matt Henderson, Deputy Director of Athletics. “Due to the unpredictable timing of possible severe weather and potential storm impact, we felt this was the safest decision for our fans and staff. We look forward to hosting everyone for a Watch Party on Sunday.“ 

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Not able to travel to Dallas for the Lady Hawkeye's Final Four match this Friday? The University of Iowa has just the opportunity to watch the game with other fans a lot closer to home.

The university is holding a Final Four Watch Party on Friday, March 31 for Hawkeyes fans to watch the women's basketball semifinal on the Carver-Hawkeye Arena's big screen.

The arena's doors will open at 7:30 p.m., one hour before the scheduled tipoff time of 8:30 p.m.

Viewers are asked to watch the game on the jumbotron on the east side of the arena, and the floor will not be accessible due to construction.

Both entry and parking are free — fans can park in all Carver-Hawkeye Arena lots with no reservation required. A clear bag policy will be in effect.

More information can be found at hawkeyesports.com/wbbgameday/

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