The NCAA Men's Final Four isn't until more than seven months from now, but already preparations are underway, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
Jennie Carnes, who heads the San Antonio Organizing Committee, says the Committee is actively looking for some 3500 volunteers who will be able to work in all sorts of capacities during the even, from March 29 through April 2, 2018.
She didn't specify exactly what jobs the volunteers will fill, but Carnes says they need to get the people identified right away so they can immediately move into the duties as they become available. She says the likely duties will run the gamut from greeting delegations at the Airport to helping with events downtown and transporting VIPs.
She says the newly renovated and upgraded Alamodome will be a jewel for the competition, which is second only to the Super Bowl in terms of viewers, on TV and on line, who will follow the three games.
"Our configuration, because we are a rectangle, we are an arena in the Alamodome, that facility, the viewing, is better than any other venue in the country," she said. "You are going to be closer to the court than you would be in Houston, or Dallas or Phoenix."
She says volunteering is a way to show your love and support for your city, and make this major event run smoothly. Volunteers will be required to work at least two shifts between March 26 and April 3, and attend an orientation session.
She says even though San Antonio has hosted two previous Men's Final Fours, this will be a huge undertaking.
"We are expected to generate $135 million from 85,000 visitors from around the world," she said. "This is big."