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Don’t miss out on any of the action, buy your NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tickets today. This single-elimination tournament has been televised since 1969 but started in 1939 when eight college basketball teams played to determine the overall basketball champion for that season. The Oregon Ducks won that first National Championship; they have not been crowned the national basketball champions since. The University of California at Los Angeles has earned the most titles with 11. Buy your NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tickets now.

Another name for the tournament is the NCAA March Madness, which has a total of 68 teams playing for the title. There are 32 teams that receive automatic bids as a reward for winning their conference tournaments. The rest of the teams are granted an at-large bid during Selection Sunday, typically in the middle of March. This broadcast show occurs after the conclusion of all-conference championships, like the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament played at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City. The tournament starts with four play-in games, dubbed the "First Four." Those games are played Tuesday and Wednesday with winners earning a bid to the main field of 64. Tournament games are played at predetermined neutral indoor stadiums across the country and divided into regions, East, South, Midwest, and West. Every single team is seeded No. 1 through 16 in one of the four regions and is set on a path that leads to the Final Four. The championship game is typically played on the first Monday in April. Each year, millions of people fill out their NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket and even plan vacation days around the first few weeks when games are played throughout the word day. Your bracket must be completed before the start of the first game on Thursday of the tournament. Some participate in office parties while others compete for large lumps of cash. When you fill out your bracket, you have to be mindful of Cinderella Story teams who knock off higher seeds and make a deep run. These can also be called bracket busters since they are hard to predict. There’s a reason it’s called March Madness. Grab your NCAA Tournament tickets today.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Ticket Prices

There are many factors that go into determining how much an NCAA ticket for one session of the NCAA tournament will cost. The major factor is based on the city and how far into the tournament the game is played. Earlier games will be significantly cheaper than later games. Because the Final Four game is the national championship game, ticket prices will be extremely expensive. When you buy your NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tickets, you are buying based on the round and session, not necessarily the teams that are playing. Since every team is seeded within the predetermined bracket, you hope that your Kansas Jayhawks will still be in the tournament for the round you purchase. There will be multiple games or sessions played at each stadium during each round of the tournament. When you buy your March Madness tickets through TicketSmarter, you can buy either by session, round or buy NCAA Tournament tickets for all sessions in that arena. 

How much are NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament tickets?

For the play-in games or the First Four, tickets range from $100 to $184 per session. Rounds 1 & 2 cost anywhere between $150 and $500 per session. For Sweet 16 or Elite 8 games, tickets will be about $450.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

The first game of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is played two days after Selection Sunday in mid-March. The tournament officially starts on that Thursday. Games are played during the day and evening, typically on the weekends. The Final Four game is played typically on the first Monday in April. The entire tournament lasts for about 21 days.

When do NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament tickets go on sale?

Because the NCAA has already announced the next six championship stadiums, you can buy your tickets at any time. Tickets are already on sale for next year’s tournament through TicketSmarter.

NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Seating Chart

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is played at regular indoor arenas like the ExtraMile Arena in Boise so the seating chart is a standard basketball game seating arrangement. You can be as close to the action as you want when you buy your NCAA March Madness tickets through TicketSmarter. There you can sort by price or location to secure the best seats in the house.

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