ESPN Events Invitational Basketball Tickets
Go to Disney World like champions with ESPN Events Invitational tickets from TicketSmarter, the official ticket resale marketplace of ESPN Events. The ESPN Events Invitational is an annual NCAA Division I men’s college basketball tournament held at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex, located at the Walt Disney World resort. The event is played during Thanksgiving weekend and has previously been known as the Orlando Invitational, Orlando Classic, Advocare Invitational and Old Spice Classic. The tournament is hosted by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and features eight teams from different conferences. The tournament format features non-elimination play, with separate brackets after the first round for winners and losers.
Several of the nation’s top college basketball teams have competed in and won the ESPN Events Invitational including the Kansas Jayhawks, Xavier Musketeers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, and Villanova Wildcats. Several of the competing teams each year are nationally ranked in the top 25, promising fans incredible sessions of college basketball. The schedule will feature three days of games with sessions taking place on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Each team will compete on every day of the event. Grab your ESPN Events Invitational tickets at TicketSmarter and head over to HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, 700 S Victory Way, Kissimmee, FL 34747 to watch some incredible college basketball action!
ESPN Events Invitational Ticket Prices
With an incredible venue at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and some of the top teams in college basketball, the ESPN Events Invitational is one of the must-see events of the year for NCAA basketball fans. Session tickets are in high demand with fans, students, and alumni flocking to the warmer climate to see their team in action over Thanksgiving break. ESPN Events Invitational ticket prices will fluctuate based on the teams entered in the tournament, the number of games a fan wishes to attend, seating location inside HP Field House, and the teams that are advancing through each round of play.
How much are ESPN Events Invitational tickets?
ESPN Events Invitational tickets come in a single session or all sessions packages. An all-session ticket will guarantee fans a seat for all 12 games played over the course of the three-day tournament. Seating sections are split into two general admission areas with two pricing levels. All-session tickets in the lower sideline area will generally start in the $170 to $200 range. The upper sideline and baseline sections will usually have tickets beginning in the $150 to $165 range. Single-session tickets will be available at cheaper prices earlier in the week with higher prices for the championship session on Sunday.
ESPN Events Invitational Dates & Schedule
The ESPN Events Invitational is typically played around the Thanksgiving holiday while universities are on Thanksgiving break. The games will take place in late November on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, with a break in the action scheduled for Saturday. Every team entered in the tournament will play on all three days with sessions featuring a winner and loser’s bracket.
The ESPN Events Invitational schedule begins with first-round play on Thursday with each game determining the bracket that every team will play in through the rest of the tournament. The semifinals on the winner’s side of the bracket and the second round on the loser’s side of the bracket will take place on Friday. Sunday will feature the 7th place game, 5th place game, 3rd place game, and the championship game.
When do ESPN Events Invitational tickets go on sale?
All-session tickets for the ESPN Events Invitational will typically go on sale prior to the start of the NCAA basketball season. Single session tickets will become widely available after the all-session passes have been on sale. TicketSmarter will have all-session ticket packages and single-session tickets available through our virtual ticket office. As the official ticket resale partner of ESPN Events, we will have exclusive and early access to ESPN Events Invitational tickets that you won’t find anywhere else!
ESPN Events Invitational Seating Chart
The ESPN Events Invitational has been played at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex since the inaugural tournament in 2006. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is located at Walt Disney World Resort and was originally known as Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. HP Field House is a multi-purpose arena located in the complex with seating for 5,000 fans. The arena was previously known as the Disney Fieldhouse and the Milk House. Fans will be able to sit in comfort with a great view of the court with stadium-style seats throughout the arena. The highest row of seating in the arena is only 35 feet away from the floor.
The ESPN Events Invitational seating chart is separated into general admission areas located on the lower level sideline, the upper sideline, and baseline. The lower level sideline tickets feature 11 rows of seating and put fans closest to the action with tickets at a higher price. The upper sideline seats feature 13 rows of seating and are located above the lower sideline section. Fans also have the option to watch the game from the baseline behind the basketball hoops, which allows fans to get closer to the players with a premium view of one end of the court.
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