Mayor's Office of Special Events

NCAA Final Four Safety Zones

During National Competitively Bid Events such as the NCAA Final Four, the City of Houston activates “Safety Zones.” During activation, certain activities and events not sanctioned by the producer, in this case the NCAA in cooperation with the Houston NCAA Men’s Final Four Local Organizing Committee, are prohibited within those Safety Zones by Chapter 25 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances. Such activities and events include, but may not be limited to, street functions, street closures, erection of temporary structures, placement of temporary signage and street vending on public property and public right of way. Temporary signage that includes promotional or advertising content on private properties within the Safety Zone may not face the public right of way.  Structures or vendors may not impede or obstruct public right of way.

Trademark and copyright infringement law will be strictly enforced.

The following areas are designated as Safety Zones and will be activated during the period beginning at 12:01 AM on Friday, March 17, 2023, and will remain activated through 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 6, 2023.

Central Business District

NRG Stadium

Galleria Area
To only include West Loop 610 northbound service road from Richmond Avenue to the south bank of the Buffalo Bayou and southbound from the south bank of the Buffalo Bayou to southbound US 59/I-69, indicated in red on the map.

Event information, road closures and parking information can be found at

Special Events Permits

Noise & Sound Related - Equipment

Street Vendors

Pedicab / Limousine

Health Department

Houston Fire Department