A Look At Ticket Prices For Five Major College Basketball Conference Tournaments

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With the NCAA men’s college basketball season coming to a close this weekend, college hoops fans have much to look forward to the following week with the five major conference tournaments all set to begin on March 11. All of the teams from each respective conference will be competing against each other to crown a conference champion with the winner of each tournament getting an automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Here’s a breakdown of each major conference tournament ticket prices on the secondary market.

March 11-14 | Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden | All-Sessions Pass Avg: $1,256.51 | Overall Avg: $229.04 | Championship Game Avg: $268.05

The Big East Tournament kicks off on March 11 in New York City at Madison Square Garden in a four day format with the Championship Game taking place on March 14. Fans can catch all of the action of Big East play with an all-sessions pass that includes every round of play and the Championship Game for a secondary average price of $1,256.51. The overall average price for Big East tournament basketball tickets is $229.04 on the secondary market. The most expensive ticket will be for Session 4 with Semifinals matchups featured, going for a current secondary average price of $310.90 with a get-in price of $64.

The Big East Championship game takes on March 14 as tickets for this one are listed at a current average price of $268.05 on the secondary market, with a get in price of $36.

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March 11-14 | ACC Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum | All-Sessions Pass Avg: $623.02 | Overall Avg: $160.05 | Championship Game Avg: $214.10

Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina is the site of the men’s ACC college basketball tournament. The tournament will kick off next Wednesday with the Championship Game taking place on March 14. The All-Sessions Pass tickets that includes all rounds of play are going for a current secondary average price of $623.02. The overall average for ACC tournament basketball tickets has a current average price of $160.05 on the secondary market. The most expensive ACC tournament ticket is for Session 5 on March 13, which will feature two semifinal games at a secondary average price of $242.94, with a get-in price of $62.

The Championship Game next Saturday have tickets going for a current average price of $214.10 on the secondary market and a get-in price of $54. Fourteen of the fifteen teams in the ACC will compete in the tournament with Syracuse not competing due to a self-imposing ban.

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March 11-15 | Big Ten Tournament at United Center | All-Sessions Pass Avg: $748.47 | Overall Avg: $168.25 | Championship Game Avg: $146.45

The Big Ten Tournament will be held at the United Center this year for a five-day format with the Championship game taking place on March 15. According to TicketIQ, ticket prices for the all-sessions pass are listed at a secondary average price of $748.47. The overall average of every session has an average price of $168.25. The Championship Game is current going for an average price of $146.45 on the secondary market, with a get-in price of $25, but the most expensive Big Ten tournament ticket is for Session 6 on March 14. That session will feature the semifinal matchups, currently at a secondary average price of $245.60, with a get-in price of $51. Wisconsin and Maryland are the teams considered to be the favorites.

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March 11-15 | SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena | All-Sessions Pass Avg: $1,120.29 | Overall Avg: $230.06 | Championship Game Avg: $391.38

The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee will host the SEC college basketball tournament beginning on March 11 and ending with the Championship Game taking place on March 15. Tickets for the All-Sessions pass are steep, currently at an average price of $1,120.29 on the secondary market. The overall average price of all sessions is $230.06. The Championship Game represents as the most expensive ticket in the SEC tournament, going for a secondary market average price of $391.18, with a get-in price of $159.

The Kentucky Wildcats, currently undefeated, will be the clear cut favorites to come out of this tournament as conference champions.

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March 11-14 | Pac-12 Tournament at MGM Grand | All-Sessions Pass Avg: $771.71 | Overall Avg: $128.33 | Championship Game Avg: $224.05

The MGM Grand Garden Arena will be the site of the Pac-12 college basketball tournament for a four-day format starting on March 11 and ending with the Championship Game taking place on March 15. The overall average for Pac-12 tickets for all sessions will be the least expensive of the major conference tournaments at an average price of $128.33. The all-sessions pass is not cheap, but more affordable compared to SEC and Big East tournament at a secondary average price of $771.71. The Championship Game on March 14 has tickets at a secondary average price of $224.05, with a get-in price of $97.

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