The end of February means but one thing for college hoops fans, and that is, of course, the start of March Madness. But before the thrills of one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year can get underway, conferences must first crown a champion. While some deliver automatic bids without a postseason tournament, most come together for almost an entire week of unrelenting matchups to find out which team will secure a direct ticket to the “Big Dance.”
To help assist fans in the hunt for NCAA Conference Tournament tickets, the graphics team at Vivid Seats has put together an infographic below detailing average ticket price trends for the ACC, Atlantic 10, BIG EAST, Big Ten, Big 12, and SEC.
Trend Watch: NCAA Conference Tournament Average Ticket Prices
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As some of the NCAA’s biggest conferences, these six have experienced a significantly high demand for conference tournament tickets this year. As the official secondary ticket partner of the BIG EAST Conference, Vivid Seats has supplied many fans with BIG EAST Tournament tickets for what will be surely be a tournament to remember, most notably because of the many changes coming next season. Syracuse and Pittsburgh will be headed to the ACC, while the “Catholic 7,” are rumored to be keeping the BIG EAST name, and will likely add Butler and Xavier as officials begin filling out the new league.
As far as the other conferences go, the Big Ten Tournament will be played at the United Center in Chicago for the first time since 2007, and even casual college basketball fans have likely taken notice to the incredible parity the league has experienced this season. Big Ten Tournament tickets are one of the hottest items around, so be sure to pick up yours early to ensure a seat at what is expected to be four unpredictable days of action.
The Atlantic 10 will likely be just as wild this year, as it will play out at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn instead of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, where it had been held in recent years. The addition of Butler and VCU into the mix has most certainly been a factor in sales, while the impressive play of Saint Louis has not gone unnoticed either.
The SEC, ACC, and Big 12 have all been just as wild this season, so expect demand to rise as those events draw nearer. Check out the schedules below for conference tournament dates and locations, and be sure to browse our complete stock of March Madness tickets.
2013 NCAA Conference Tournament Schedule
ACC Tournament | March 14-17, Greensboro, N.C. | Tickets
Atlantic 10 Tournament | March 14-17, Brooklyn, N.Y. | Tickets
BIG EAST Tournament | March 12-16, New York, N.Y. | Tickets
Big Ten Tournament | March 14-17, Chicago, Ill. | Tickets
Big 12 Tournament | March 13-16, Kansas City, Mo. | Tickets
Big West Tournament | March 12-16, Anaheim, Calif. | Tickets
Conference USA Tournament | March 13-16, Tulsa, Okla. | Tickets
Missouri Valley Tournament | March 7-10, St. Louis, Mo. | Tickets
Mountain West Tournament | March 12-16, Las Vegas, Nev. | Tickets
Pac-12 Tournament | March 13-16, Las Vegas, Nev. | Tickets
SEC Tournament | March 13-17, Nashville, Tenn. | Tickets
West Coast Conference Tournament | March 6-11, Las Vegas, Nev. | Tickets