Experience the matchday atmosphere of college soccer with NCAA soccer tickets from TicketSmarter! College soccer dates back to the mid-1800s when the first college football game was held between Rutgers and Princeton in a game that mixed soccer and rugby rules. College soccer has been played at universities in some capacity ever since, but the NCAA didn’t start hosting a national championship for men’s soccer until 1959 when the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament was created. The NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament was added to the NCAA’s sanctioned national championships in 1982. The national championship tournaments are also known as the College Cup and Women’s College Cup.
College soccer for both men and women has a widespread reach across college campuses with 800 men’s soccer teams and over 950 women’s soccer teams spread across the three NCAA divisions. The Saint Louis Billikens, Indiana Hoosiers, and Virginia Cavaliers have historically been the most successful men’s teams, all having won more than five College Cups. In women’s soccer, the North Carolina Tar Heels are the dominant force with over 20 Women’s College Cups to their name. Score your NCAA soccer tickets at TicketSmarter today!
NCAA soccer ticket prices are very affordable throughout the various conferences and divisions of the NCAA. Some of the factors that will affect the price of tickets include the teams playing in a match, the host venue, seating capacity, and if the match is an in-conference game or taking place in a tournament setting.
In general, NCAA soccer tickets for men’s and women’s matches will start at prices around $15 to $20. College Cup and Women’s College Cup matches will be more expensive due to the teams competing for the national championship. Women’s College Cup tickets for the semifinals and final will start at prices around $40 to $50, while single-game tickets will start in the $25 range. All-session men’s College Cup tickets, which include the semifinals and finals will start around $50 to $60 with midfield passes starting at $75 to $85.
The NCAA soccer schedule for both men and women run concurrently with regular season play starting in August. The seasons will take place through the month of October with postseason play beginning in late October and early November. Teams that play in a conference may participate in a conference soccer championship match or tournament. The NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament and the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament will both begin in mid-November and end in early December. The men’s bracket features 48 teams while the women’s bracket has 64.
The men’s and women’s national championship tournaments will see teams split into four regional brackets with games played on the home campus of the higher-seeded team. The regional brackets feature four rounds of play with the last teams standing entering the College Cup and Women’s College Cup semifinals and finals. The Women’s College Cup will take place during the first weekend of December and the men’s College Cup will take place on the second weekend of December.
NCAA soccer tickets will go on sale a month or two ahead of the start of the regular season. Postseason tickets will go on sale in November once the teams know that they will be hosting a home game in the tournament. Tickets for the College Cup portions of both D1 national championship tournaments will go on sale in August.
NCAA soccer seating charts will vary from school to school. Most of the larger universities that have a lot of support for the college soccer programs will have a soccer-specific stadium on campus. Smaller soccer programs may play their games using the university’s college football stadium or ballpark. The majority of soccer-specific stadiums have seating for 3,000 to 8,000 fans with general admission grandstand seating. Some of the more popular college soccer venues include Morrison Stadium at Creighton, Jeffrey Field at Penn State, and Spry Stadium at Wake Forest.
The College Cup and Women’s College Cup semifinals and final matches are held at neutral sites. Recent hosts of the men’s College Cup include the 10,000-capacity WakeMed Soccer Park, the 17,000-seat Harder Stadium, and Subaru Park of the MLS. The Women’s College Cup has also been played at WakeMed Soccer Park along with the 18,000-seat Earthquakes Stadium and the 25,500-capacity Exploria Stadium.
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