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SIUE Cougars Basketball Tickets

The “Vad Pad” is the place to be to support your team with SIUE basketball tickets. The Cougars represent Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. The team competes in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Cougars play their home games in the Sam. M. Vadalabene Center, also known as the “Vad Pad.” It seats more than 4,000 and is shared with the women’s basketball, volleyball and wrestling teams.

SIUE has competed in men’s basketball since 1967 under head coach Henry Gallatin, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991. He played with the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons of the NBA. Larry Graham took over in 1984 became one of the program’s most successful coaches, posting a 147-84 record with three NCAA DII Tournament appearances in eight seasons. SIUE advanced to the second round in all three. Marty Simmons led the team back to the tournament in 2005 and repeated in 2006. The Cougars advanced to the Elite Eight that year after tying for first in the West Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Enjoy fast-paced men’s basketball with SIUE Basketball tickets. The SIUE program produced a pair of NCAA Division II All-Americans in its early years in Keith McFarland and John Edwards.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Basketball Ticket Prices

Several variables will affect Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Basketball ticket prices. The most important is the level of demand for a given contest. Non-conference games between little-known teams can be fairly inexpensive while tickets to the NCAA Tournament or NIT can be much more expensive. Conference tournaments and other conference contests can be a happy medium for fans who want to watch quality hoops without breaking the bank. 

How much are Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Basketball tickets?

Courtside and premium seats will cost much more while spots in the upper levels of an arena are typically more affordable. Typically, courtside seats for a conference game will be over $100 per ticket.

Costs can rise in the postseason. The average men’s March Madness ticket for first and second-round contests carried a cost of $173 while prices rose to as high as $135 for women’s games. Women’s Final Four and Championship tickets usually start around $114 while prices can rise as high as $1200. Men’s Final Four tickets will run around $555 for just the semifinals and $349 for only the title game.

Early season tournaments like the NIT Season Tip-off will usually cost between $19 and $172. NIT tickets for the upper level of Madison Square Garden will be the cheapest with costs usually in the $19 to $35 range. The Preseason WNIT, which features many of the best women’s basketball teams in the nation, will usually have costs between $15 and $50. WNIT Tickets will change in cost depending on which team is hosting too.

A matchup featuring Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs. Eureka College Red Devils will be next up on the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Basketball schedule. The game will take place on November 2nd, 2022 at 7:00pm at First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center, 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL. There are not any Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Basketball tickets available right now, but check back for the latest ticket availability.

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Basketball Schedule

From the season-opening Champions Classic to March Madness, the college basketball season is always full of exciting games. Teams open their seasons in November with non-conference contests and tournaments. The Maui Invitational and Gulf Coast Showcase are two of the top early-season tournaments. The season moves into conference play in December and January before conference tournaments take place in early March. The WNIT, NIT and NCAA Tournaments will take place in March and April.

The Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Basketball schedule for the current season has 28 games remaining on the calendar. The final matchup on the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Basketball schedule will take place inside First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center at 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL. The final game will feature Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars vs. Southeast Missouri Redhawks (Men & Women's Doubleheader) and tip off is scheduled for February 25th, 2023 at TBD.

When do Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Basketball tickets go on sale?

Most regular-season college basketball tickets will go on sale in June or July after schedules are released for the upcoming season. Early season tournaments like the Maui Invitational will usually start selling tickets as soon as they announce the field and dates for the next event. Postseason seats will be available as soon as the NCAA and NIT selection committees announce tournament fields. Use TicketSmarter’s up-to-date schedule to snag Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Basketball tickets as soon as they are available. 

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Basketball Seating Chart

Most men’s and women’s basketball programs share an on-campus arena. Facilities typically have seating for between 7,000 and 11,000 fans. Courtside seats provide an up-close-and-personal view of the game, while more affordable spots are usually found in the upper levels. Look for seats near the half court line for the best view of the game. Use TicketSmarter’s interactive seating chart to snag the best Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Basketball tickets available for both home and road contests.

TicketSmarter's seating map tools will have accurate Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars Basketball seating charts for every home and away game on the schedule. 

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