NCAA Tournament 2018: Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the 2018 NCAA Tournament’s first and second round locations. On March 16 and 18, the University of North Carolina will host at Spectrum Center, home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, for the fourth time. Although the North Carolina Tar Heels won the 2017 Championship, North Carolina lost hosting privileges in 2017 due to backlash over the state’s legislation. In response, a bipartisan compromise was reached that allowed March Madness to return to Charlotte and North Carolina for 2018 and onwards. From nightlife to museums, Charlotte offers plenty for fans to enjoy during their stay.
NCAA Tournament Charlotte History
Charlotte has hosted games for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament a whopping twenty-three times, while the Spectrum Center is more new to the gig. 2018 will mark the center’s fourth time hosting, in addition to 2011 and 2015’s first and second rounds and 2008’s regionals. Michigan State’s seven point victory over Georgia in Charlotte’s 2015 second round sent them on their way to win the National Championship, while the state’s own North Carolina Tar Heels won Charlotte’s 2008 regionals. The overall highlight of Charlotte’s hosting experience is likely the 1994 Final Four in Charlotte Coliseum, advancing Arkansas and North Carolina’s own Duke to battle for Arkansas’s four point Championship victory.
Charlotte Ticket Prices
Charlotte prices are more than likely to move as the matchup is set and the games get closer, so be sure to check back as March Madness progresses. To see current ticket prices, scan the event listings at the top of this page for a look at Full Strip, Session 1, and Session 2 offerings.