They're already turning the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis into a basketball arena. I took a walk through the floor of the dome where the bleachers are already up and preps being made for next week's NCAA Regionals.
It'll be the same setup as when the Final Four was here and the Regionals in '07.
The hardcourt floor is being specially made and paid for by the NCAA and will be put down next Tuesday.
The dome should seat about 46 thousand for basketball. So far about 25 thousand tickets have been sold. And if Kansas and/or Ohio St make it, they expect to get very close to a sell out.