Besides the main events, fans may attend the Division II and Division III championship games at Philips Arena on April 7. Admission to those games will be free of charge in an attempt to fill 9,500 seats in the arena's lower bowl.
Yates will receive some tickets to attend the Final Four, but he doesn't know how many.
At least one ticket will go to his nephew, 11-year-old James Yates, the leading 3-point shooter on his wheelchair basketball team in North Carolina. His right arm is immobilized, and he's legally blind. But he's still been able to develop a talent for accurate long-distance shooting.
"Basketball has brought him back. Otherwise, he'd be very introverted," John Yates said. "But getting him on the court (at the Final Four) may require some real legal analysis."