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2K Empire Classic Tickets

Purchase Empire Classic tickets to watch one of college basketball’s best early-season tournaments. Formerly known as the 2K Sports Classic and Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, the 2K Empire Classic features four of college basketball’s best teams in a non-conference tournament format.

The tournament traditionally includes teams from different conferences with the 2020 field featuring Villanova from the Big East, NC State from the ACC, Michigan from the Big Ten, and Baylor from the Big 12. The four squads square off over two days at Madison Square Garden in an attempt to bolster their resumes for Selection Sunday in March.

Heading into the 2020 college basketball season Duke had won the most tournaments with three titles under its belt. Syracuse was the only other team with multiple wins, taking the championship in 2004 and 2009. Georgetown was the runner up at the tournament twice, dropping both title games to the Blue Devils.

Teams selected for the Empire Classic are among college basketball’s most historically strong programs. They are often ranked in the Associated Press preseason poll. You can be at MSG to watch the top-notch programs in action by purchasing Empire Classic tickets through TicketSmarter.

Empire Classic Ticket Prices

The teams participating, level of excitement and your seat location will all affect Empire Classic ticket prices. The Associated Press college basketball rankings can also affect pricing. Costs may rise if all four participating teams have the top ten or top five rankings in the preseason poll.

How much are Empire Classic tickets?

The average cost for the first day’s games at the Empire Classic is usually around $172. College basketball tickets for the opening round can sometimes be found for as low as $74. The price to watch the championship and third place game is usually around $168 with basketball tickets starting around $71. TicketSmarter can help you lock down Empire Classic basketball tickets at a great price.

During this current season, Empire Classic tickets can be found at prices as low as $38.00, while the more expensive tickets can reach prices up to $1313.00. The average ticket price per game this season is around $134.50. Next up for the Empire Classic is the Empire Classic - 2 Day Pass basketball game on November 21st, 2022 at TBD. 0 tickets are available on TicketSmarter’s event listing for the game. Ticket price for the game will start at $0.00 and premium seats will cost up to $0.00.

Empire Classic Schedule

The 2K Empire Classic is normally played in mid-to-late November each year. The first day of action is usually a Thursday and with the championship and third-place game taking place the following day. The tournament has been held at Madison Square Garden since 1998. Participating teams are typically announced in January or February.

This year's Empire Classic tournament has 3 basketball games remaining on the schedule. Fans of the team are looking forward to the Empire Classic game on November 22nd, 2022 at 5:00pm. It’s scheduled to take place at Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY and there are 420 tickets on sale on TicketSmarter. Empire Classic tickets are currently in the price range of $38.00 to $502.00.

When do Empire Classic tickets go on sale?

Empire Classic tickets will go on sale once tournament organizers and the participating teams announce details. TicketSmarter will have tickets available shortly after they are released. Bookmark this page to ensure that you are one of the first people to secure your seat at Madison Square Garden.

Empire Classic Seating Chart

Madison Square Garden has been the home of the Empire Classic since 1998. MSG is a 19,812-seat arena known for being one of the best places in the world to watch basketball. In addition to the Empire Classic, the facility hosts the Big East Basketball Tournament each year. It is one of the only venues in the world to host the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals at the same time.

The home of the Knicks offers a cornucopia of seating options for college hoops fans. There are risers behind each basket as well as an expansive lower bowl. West balcony seats are available behind the basket as well. Courtside seats are among the premium options normally offered at Madison Square Garden. There are also club seats and luxury suites. TicketSmarter’s dynamic seating chart will help you sort through available 2K Empire Classic tickets and lock down a great spot.

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Empire Classic Upcoming Events

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11/21/2022 - 11/22/2022
Brooklyn, NY