Friday's Semifinals Have Most Expensive 2016 ACC Tournament Tickets
March 7, 2016
For the first time since 2005 the ACC Tournament will be held in Washington D.C. Back then the venue was still called the MCI Center, so the tournament will be making its first official stop at the "Verizon Center." For the past three years the tournament has been held at the Greensboro Coliseum and in 2017 and 2018 it will be shipped up north to Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
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The ACC Tournament will start on Tuesday and conclude with the championship game on Saturday night. All schools in the conference make the tournament and the seeding is as follows:
1. North Carolina
4. Notre Dame
6. Virginia Tech
10. Georgia Tech
11. Florida State
12. N.C. State
13. Wake Forest
14. Boston College
Below are the individual matchups in each session and the price for each on the secondary market:
3/8 - Opening Round - No. 12 NC State vs No. 13 Wake Forest (noon), No. 11 Florida State vs No. 14 Boston College (2:30pm)
Avg Price: $44 | Get-in Price: $29
The ACC Tournament starts on Tuesday with the opening round. The session, like most during the tournament, will include two games. At noon the No. 12 NC State Wolfpack will take on No. 13 Wake Forest. Then immediately following, No. 11 Florida State will take on No. 14 Boston College. The Eagles were winless in conference play during the regular season.
3/9 - Session 1 - No. 8 Pitt vs No. 9 Syracuse (noon), No. 5 Duke vs No. 12/13 (2:30pm)
Avg. Price: $20 | Get-in Price $3
Four games will be played on the second day of the tournament, broken into two sessions. The first includes No. 8 Pitt against Syracuse at noon and No. 5 against the winner of NC State and Wake Forest from Tuesday. This will be the cheapest session of the tournament with an average price of $20 and a get-in price of just $3.
3/9 - Session 2 - No. 7 Clemson vs No. 10 Georgia Tech (7pm), No. 6 Virginia Tech vs No. 11/14 (9:30pm)
Avg. Price: $31 | Get-in Price: $3
The night session on Wednesday will feature the first game of No. 7 Clemson against No. 10 Georgia Tech at 7pm. The late game will see No. 6 Virginia Tech against the winner of Florida State and Boston College. The average is slightly more expensive than the day sessions at $31, but the get-in price is still a low $3.
3/10 - Session 3 - No. 1 North Carolina vs No. 8/9 (noon), No. 4 Notre Dame vs No. 5/12/13 (2:30pm)
Avg. Price: $106.06 | Get-in Price: $22
The big guns of the tournament will start coming out on Thursday. The day sessions will feature No. 1 North Carolina tipping off at noon against the winner of Pitt/Syracuse. The late afternoon game at 2:30pm will see Notre Dame against the winner of Duke/NC State/Wake Forest. Tickets start to get more expensive for this session with an average of $106.06 and a get-in price of $22.
3/10 - Session 4 - No. 2 Virginia vs No. 7/10 (7pm), No. 3 Miami vs No. 6/11/14 (9:30pm)
Avg. Price: $144.22 | Get-in Price: $43
Thursday’s late session will feature No. 2 Virginia taking the floor at 7pm against the winner of Clemson and Georgia Tech. Then for the 9:30pm game, No. 3 Miami will play the winner of Virginia Tech/Florida State/Boston College. The night session will be more expensive than the day with an average of $144.22 and a nearly doubled get-in price at $43.
3/11 - Session 5 - No. 1/8/9 vs No. 4/5/12/13 (7pm), No. 2/7/10 vs No. 3/6/11/14 (9:30pm)
Avg. Price: $246.27 | Get-in Price: $79
Friday will see the semifinals for the ACC Tournament, with both games played at night. The 7pm game will pit the winners of the prior day’s early session and the 9:30pm game will feature the winners of Thursday’s late session. This is the most expensive round of the tournament with an average price of $246.27 and a get-in price of $79.
3/12 - Session 6 - Championship Game (9pm)
Avg. Price: $189.90 | Get-in Price: $51
The ACC Tournament Championship Game will be played at 9pm on Saturday night. In the past five years, there have been five different winners of the tournament, and it could easily be six in 2016. The No. 1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels haven’t won the postseason tournament since 2008.