2021 March Madness Tickets

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March Madness 2021

When the calendar flips to March, there is just one thing on every sports fan's mind: the NCAA Tournament is just weeks away. With dozens of games every year that help the tournament live up to its "Madness" nickname, it's an event on every fan's bucket list.

March Madness 2021 Schedule

This year, Selection Sunday is on March 14, 2021, with the First Four games taking place March 16 and 17. First and second round games will take place March 18-21, with the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 taking place March 25-28. The Final Four will be in Indianapolis on April 3 with the National Championship on Monday, April 5.

March Madness 2021 Dates and Locations

2021 NCAA Tournament Dates, Sites, Locations

Round Location Dates
First Four Dayton, OH March 16 & 17
First and Second Round Boise, ID March 18 & 20
First and Second Round Dallas, TX March 18 & 20
First and Second Round Detroit, MI March 18 & 20
First and Second Round Providence, RI March 18 & 20
First and Second Round Lexington, KY March 19 & 21
First and Second Round Raleigh, NC March 19 & 21
First and Second Round San Jose, CA March 19 & 21
First and Second Round Wichita, KS March 19 & 21
Sweet 16 / Elite 8 Denver, CO March 25 & 27
Sweet 16 / Elite 8 Minneapolis, MN March 25 & 27
Sweet 16 / Elite 8 Brooklyn, NY March 26 & 28
Sweet 16 / Elite 8 Memphis, TN March 26 & 28
Final Four Indianapolis, IN April 3 & 5

NCAA Tournament Ticket Prices

NCAA Tournament ticket prices can vary substantially based on a handful of variables, including the stage of play, the location of the games, and the teams playing. The earlier rounds are typically less expensive. As the tournament progresses and demand for tickets rises in the later rounds, ticket prices tend to increase. See below for a chart of the average ticket price by NCAA Tournament round.

march madness ticket prices

What does a "Full Strip" of tickets mean?

A full strip of tickets includes a ticket to each of the sessions hosted at that venue. For the first and second round locations, this would include tickets to the two afternoon session games, the two evening session games, and the two second round games in the third session. In the case of the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, a full strip would include tickets for the games at the location for both those rounds. In the case of the Final Four, a full strip includes tickets to the two semifnal games as well as the Championship game.

Why are tickets broken into sessions?

Unlike most sporting events, in the case of the NCAA Tournament many tickets include admission to more than a single game. In the First Round, Second Round, and Sweet 16, each session includes admission to back-to-back games. However, in the case of the First Round Session 1 tickets do not include admission to the games in Session 2, and vice versa, even though the games are on the same day.

March Madness 2021 Early Round Sites

The first and second round games for this year’s NCAA Tournament are taking place in eight exciting U.S. cities. To shop tickets in each of these locations, follow the links below.