NIT Tip-Off Tickets
Start off the new season of college basketball with NIT Season Tip-Off tickets! The NIT Season Tip-Off is a regular season men’s college basketball tournament that is owned and operated by ESPN Events. The inaugural event was held in 1985 and was known at the time as the Preseason NIT to avoid confusion with the postseason NIT event. Duke won the initial tournament on their way to qualifying for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game. The annual tournament is known for hosting nationally-ranked teams that often qualify for the NCAA March Madness Tournament and have a shot at making the NCAA Final Four.
The event changed formats in 2014 and now features four teams chosen from the top conferences in college basketball. The four teams selected will play a pair of regular season games at campus sites before entering the NIT Season Tip-Off bracket at the Barclays Center. Recent winners of this format include the Oklahoma State Cowboys, Kansas Jayhawks and Virginia Cavaliers. Grab your NIT Season Tip-Off tickets for the upcoming college basketball season at TicketSmarter, the official ticket resale marketplace of ESPN Events!
NIT Season Tip-Off Ticket Prices
NIT Season Tip-Off ticket prices will be affected by a number of factors leading into the tournament. The teams selected to play in the tournament along with seating location in the Barclays Center are the two main factors that will impact the price of tickets. Tickets for the tournament are in high demand due to it being one of the first major college basketball events of the season as well as featuring some of the top teams in the nation.
How much are NIT Season Tip-Off tickets?
NIT Season Tip-Off tickets will usually start in the $29 to $39 range for upper level seats. The average price of tickets among all seating sections is around $115. Courtside seats for the event will be listed at premium prices of over $299.
NIT Season Tip-Off Dates & Concert Schedule
The NIT Season Tip-Off takes place during the Thanksgiving holiday break for universities. The first round of games will be played on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving day. No games will be held on Thanksgiving in order to allow teams, coaches and fans to enjoy the holiday. The third place game and NIT Season Tip-Off Championship game will then be held on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The Friday schedule will have the championship game taking place after the third place game.
When do NIT Season Tip-Off tickets go on sale?
Fans will be able to find NIT Season Tip-Off tickets for sale during the summer months. The teams that will be competing in the event will also be announced before the tickets go on sale, allowing fans to make their travel plans for the Thanksgiving basketball games.
NIT Season Tip-Off Seating Chart
The NIT Season Tip-Off is held annually at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The NIT Season Tip-Off seating chart uses the same basketball seating layout as the Brooklyn Nets, who play their home games at the Barclays Center. The Barclays Center is a state-of-the-art multi-use arena that first opened in 2012. When hosting basketball games, the arena has enough seating to accommodate 17,732 college basketball fans.
Fans viewing the Barclays Center seating chart on TicketSmarter will see several different options including floor seats near the team benches along with lower level, 100 level and 200 level bowl seating. Sections 8, 24 and the corresponding upper-level sections will place fans right at the center court line, making seats in those sections highly sought after.
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