The Final Four is, of course, a basketball event. So you might think it’s played in a basketball arena.
Classic mistake! Before we go on, look at this photo. It’s the court for the men’s hoops Final Four — which will apparently be played by microscopic college basketball players.
OK, fine. The Final Four won’t actually be played Honey, I Shrunk the Kids-style. It just looks that way, because the three basketball games that comprise the Final Four (semifinals on Saturday, championship on Monday) are being played in an NFL football stadium.
After the official Twitter account of March Madness shared the photo above on Thursday, many people reached deep into their bag of Derek Zoolander references to poke some fun.
Yep — some Final Four fans are gonna have some really crappy views this weekend.
This year’s Final Four is being held at University of Phoenix Stadium, which is typically home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. This isn’t exactly new — the 1982 Final Four was held at the New Orleans Superdome. And the situation probably won’t change anytime soon. For example, the Superdome will again host the Final Four in 2022.
But this is pretty simple if you’re the NCAA, college sports’ controversial governing body. After all, why sell 20,000 tickets when you could sell 60,000?
And if you’re wondering? No, the college basketball players themselves still don’t see any of that money.