Charleston Classic Basketball Tickets
Start off the college basketball season with Charleston Classic tickets from TicketSmarter! The Charleston Classic is an NCAA Division I men’s college basketball tournament that takes place over three days near the beginning of the season. The event is hosted by the Charleston Cougars basketball team and is played inside TD Arena on the College of Charleston campus. The tournament was founded in 2008 and is owned and operated by ESPN Events. The Charleston Classic is an invitational tournament and has seen several appearances by top college basketball teams including the Clemson Tigers, Saint Joseph’s Hawks, Davidson Wildcats, and Temple Owls.
The tournament features eight teams and is played with a non-elimination format with a winners’ and losers’ bracket. The tournament features three days of games that take place over a four day period. Every team in the tournament will compete against three opponents over the course of the tournament. Previous winners of the Charleston Classic include the Florida Gators, Virginia Tech Hokies, and Villanova Wildcats. TicketSmarter is the official ticket resale marketplace of ESPN Events and offers premium Charleston Classic tickets for every session of the tournament!
Charleston Classic Ticket Prices
TD Arena is an intimate venue for college basketball with a seating capacity of 5,100. The limited number of seats along with the tournament setting the stage for the upcoming season for many of the participating teams creates a high demand for tickets that will affect Charleston Classic ticket prices. The seating location in the arena, the teams competing in the event, and the proximity of each team’s campus to the Charleston campus will also factor into the ticket prices.
How much are Charleston Classic tickets?
Charleston Classic tickets are separated into two general admission areas, lower level, and upper level. Fans can buy tickets for all sessions or for individual sessions. All sessions ticket packages in the lower level chairback seating area will generally start around $163. The upper-level and lower bleacher seating options along with general admission passes for all sessions will usually start around $120. Single-session tickets will be available at cheaper prices, especially for the sessions that feature teams in the losing bracket.
Charleston Classic Dates & Schedule
The Charleston Classic takes place on the third weekend of November, right in line with the start of the college basketball season. The tournament features three days of games that are played over a four day period. Games will be played throughout the day on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Saturday is a rest day for the teams after two days of grueling tournament play.
The first round of the tournament will be played on Thursday, the results of this round will place teams in either the winning or losing bracket. Friday will include the tournament semifinals along with two consolation games on the losing side of the bracket. The final round of action will take place on Sunday with four games that will determine the seventh, fifth, third, and first place finishers in the tournament.
When do Charleston Classic tickets go on sale?
Charleston Classic tickets will go on sale in July. Tickets will be available in all sessions packages or as single-session passes. TicketSmarter is the official ticket resale partner of ESPN Events and will have early access to tournament tickets. Be sure to check the event listings often so you don’t miss out on great seats for the Charleston Classic!
Charleston Classic Seating Chart
TD Arena at 301 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401 opened in 2008 and has served as the home of the Charleston Classic and Charleston Cougars since its inception. The venue was originally known as the Carolina First Arena until it became known as TD Arena in 2010. The arena creates an intimate atmosphere with a total seating capacity of 5,100. The majority of the lower level features chairback seating, while the upper level and sections 106 through 110 have bleacher-style seating.
The Charleston Classic seating chart includes two sections of general admission seating and a VIP hospitality area. Fans with lower chairback seating are free to choose any seat in sections 101 through 105 and 111 through 115. The bleacher seating in the upper level and in sections 106 through 110 are also first-come, first-serve. The most popular seating areas are sections 104 and 112, which places fans on the half-court line in the lower level.
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