Champions Classic Basketball Tickets
Watch four of the best college basketball teams in the country square off by grabbing State Farm Champions Classic tickets through TicketSmarter. The annual event pits top-tier college basketball programs against one another to open the season with two great games.
The doubleheader features four tradition-rich programs in Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, and Michigan State. The teams have combined for 18 NCAA National Championships and 56 NCAA Final Four Appearances. All four teams reached the Final Four at least one time since the first Champions Classic in 2011.
The first Champions Classic saw no. 6 Duke take down Michigan State 74-69 before no. 2 Kentucky defeated no. 12 Kansas 75-65. Since then, there have been more than 15 top-25 matchups and 12 top-10 contests. In 2019, the four teams were ranked no. 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the preseason AP poll.
With fans basically assured to see multiple top-25 teams every year, State Farm Champions Classic tickets sell out quickly. The event’s highest attendance came in 2012 when 22,847 fans watched no. 21 Michigan State and no. 9 Duke pick up wins over top-10 teams at the Georgia Dome. Make sure you’re at the annual tip-off event. Grab college basketball tickets with TicketSmarter and be in the arena for every dunk and buzzer-beater.
State Farm Champions Classic Ticket Prices
State Farm Champions Classic ticket prices will vary based on seat location and the city where the event is played. The Associated Press college basketball rankings can also affect pricing. Costs may rise if all four Champions Classic teams have top ten or top five rankings in the preseason poll.
How much are State Farm Champions Classic tickets?
Tickets for the 2020 State Farm Champions Classic at the United Center generally go for around $343 to $545. Spots in the upper level will cost around $343 to $379 while tickets in the lower bowl are closer to $525 to $535. The average price to watch the 2018 event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN was $346. Purchase tickets easily with TicketSmarter.
State Farm Champions Classic Date & Schedule
The State Farm Champions Classic takes place at the start of every college basketball season. College basketball typically tips off in the first two weeks of November, though the exact date changes each year. The doubleheader has been played at large arenas like the United Center, Madison Square Garden, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and the Georgia Dome.
When do State Farm Champions Classic tickets go on sale?
State Farm Champions Classic tickets are on sale now! Grab your seats to watch top-notch college basketball and keep an eye on this page for tickets to future Champions Classics as well.
State Farm Champions Classic Seating Chart
The two most common venues for the State Farm Champions Classic are the United Center in Chicago and Madison Square Garden in New York City. The United Center is the home of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and boasts a seating capacity of 23,500. The arena has several levels of seating options including courtside seats and suites. Seats wrap all the way around the floor, so basketball fans can take in the season-opening doubleheader from any angle.
Madison Square Garden is a 20,789-seat arena known for being one of the best places in the world to watch basketball. The home of the Knicks has risers behind each basket as well as an expansive lower bowl. West balcony seats are available behind the basket as well. TicketSmarter’s featured seating chart will help you snag basketball tickets at any arena hosting the State Farm Champions Classic.
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