NCAA Basketball 2020 March Madness

When Should You Buy NCAA Basketball Tickets?

Get Tickets to the NCAA Basketball Tournament

March Madness is here! Are you ready to watch a ton of basketball? Whether you are attending the games or watching at home this is one of the best times of the year for sports. Let us help figure out if you are in range for some games.

We breakdown all the locations below. Each region has a few locations where the games will be held leading up to the final four. You have a few different ticket purchasing options so make sure you read everything below.

First Four – March 17-18

Each year four extra teams get a fighting chance to come into the round of 64. Since this is a tournament of you win and your in, these games get everyone excited for the big dance.

The location is in Dayton, OH. These two games will be held at the University of Dayton Arena.

If you’re in the area this would be a great way to watch two hard battled games. With a capacity of 13k, you will most likely be able to get tickets. For these games, you can buy tickets the day of. No guarantee on the seat quality. You will have the option to watch one game or both games. This could help you save a little money if you only care to watch your team.

Round One and Round Two – March 19-22

One of the most exciting things in sports is the first round of the NCAA B-Ball Tournament. People can’t get enough of all the action. You’re checking brackets and watching some exciting finishes.

You have a couple of different options to see the NCAA games. Each location will have different prices of course and they will most likely change as we move forward. We will try to list the tickets for each region the best we can. You will have a few different options per round. You can purchase tickets for session one, session two or the full strip. We always found it interesting to see people leaving before the second set of games while new people are just getting there for the next two games. Games with better matchups or better teams will most likely have a higher price tag.

  • Albany – Times Union Center – 17.5k
  • Spokane – Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena – 12.6k
  • St. Louis – Enterprise Center – 19.2k
  • Tampa – Amalie Arena – 20.5k
  • Cleveland – Rocket Mortgage Arena – 20.5k
  • Greensboro – Greensboro Coliseum – 23k
  • Omaha – CHI Health Center Omaha – 17.5k
  • Sacramento – Golden 1 Center – 17.6k

During these two rounds, each location will carry four games on Thursday or Friday.  These games will then be followed up by either two games on Saturday or two games on Sunday. Each arena has similar capacities other than the Spokane arena. This will be a fun place to watch a game up close if they can fill the seats.

The Rocket Mortgage Arena carries a lot of seats and is one you should be able to find tickets.

Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight – March 26-29

The teams that make it this far know these games are the hardest. You’ll either be playing an opponent better than you or a team that is coming off a big upset and is really hungry.

This is the time where fans start rooting for the Cinderella teams. The bigger the underdog the more exciting the game potential can be. This, of course, isn’t always the case. However, tickets for these games will vary based on who is in and who is out.

You can buy your tickets for the full session or the strip. This gives you options on which games you want to see.

Midwest Regional

Indianapolis – Lucas Oil Stadium – 70k

West Regional

Los Angeles – Staples Center – 19k

South Regional

Houston – Toyota Center – 18k

East Regional

New York – Madison Square Garden – 19.8k

Final Four and NCAA Championship Game

This is one of the most hyped weekends in sports. You usually have four great teams going at it. Two games will be held on Saturday afternoon and evening. The two winners will then face off in the final championship game. The location of the 2020 Final Four and Championship game is located in Atlanta, GA.

They will pack them into this stadium. Most likely over 50k will be able to attend. You have to consider many different options here. If you want a great experience you need to get tickets within range. Otherwise, you are better off watching it on TV. Anytime a football stadium turns into a basketball arena, there are always 10k+ seats that are not worth the ticket price.

You can purchase your tickets in three different ways. You can purchase tickets for just the semifinal games, the Championship game or you can purchase tickets for a combo of both the Semi-final games and Championship game. You do have options if you want to go only to see your team or if you just want the full experience. The better the matchup the higher the ticket prices will go.

Ticket Packages for the NCAA Tournament

Remember for each of the 4 rounds including the first four, you have different ticket options. If budget is a concern you can definitely dial it down and select seats to half the games. Watching NCAA basketball all-day live isn’t for everyone. Choose wisely and make the best selection in your area possible.

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about the NCAA Tournament tickets.

Yes. You will have to list your tickets on such sites as StubHub or SeatGeek. You can then transfer the tickets to the new buyer once they are sold.

Most likely yes. There could be some restrictions but since most of the games will not fall on a college campus, this shouldn’t be a problem. 21+

Just like all the other basketball games, the closer you are to the action the better. There are seats available but you will pay a premium. Look for near courtside in round one.

Most definitely. These tickets will be available all the way up to the time the game starts. You’ll want to see how prices change to get the best get in price and seat.

Yes, since most tickets are verified resale, you will see a price fluctuation based on the matchups. These will change as soon as the seeds have been set.

No, You can buy tickets in three ways. The first session is the first two games, the second session is the last two games or the full strip, which is all four games.

During rounds one and two you will most likely be able to find tickets the day of the game. Keep an eye out for the price situation as we get closer as you may get a better deal.

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I've been in the ticket industry for many years. I want to share with you the best ways to get the best prices for the best seats.

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