SPOKANE, Wash --- The Hoopfest app will be important this year as downtown construction has caused event organizers to change around locations.

The Hoopfest phone app was introduced four years ago. Players use it to check their brackets, search for other teams and stay up-to-date on everything Hoopfest. The app also has a map feature that helps guide people to certain places around the event.

Hoopfest Executive Director Matt Santangelo said their navigation feature will probably be getting a lot of use this weekend.

"If you're searching for team check-in, or the Hoopfest store, or maybe more importantly, the first aid tents or the information booth, that's all on right there on the map," said Santantelo.

This is just another tool to help the weekend run smoothly so the players can focus on the game.

“Overall I’m just trying to have fun and have a good time like I usually do with my friends,” said Hoopfest participant, Jaryd Moore.

Thousands of basketball players will hit the courts this weekend.

The app is free to download for iPhones and Androids.