NCAA Tournament 2018: Dallas
Dallas, Texas is one of the 2018 NCAA Tournament’s first and second round locations. The Big 12 Conference will host in American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, on March 15 and 17. This will be the Big 12's third year in a row hosting March Madness, as it hosted first and second rounds in Oklahoma City in 2016 and regional rounds in Kansas City in 2017. In addition to Dallas's city buzz, the arena’s Victory Park neighborhood offers top restaurants and a House of Blues with live events for visitors to enjoy.
NCAA Tournament Dallas History
Dallas and the American Airlines Center previously hosted the tournament’s first and second rounds in 2002 and 2006. The 2002 rounds sent the state's own Texas Longhorns to Regional Semifinals, where they lost by two points to Oregon. The Longhorns had better luck in 2006, when they advanced from the first and second rounds in Dallas all the way to the Finals, but lost by 10 points to LSU. Dallas and the American Airlines Center had recent success hosting the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament with the Final Four in 2017, including a performance by country superstar and Sugarland singer, Jessica Nettles. Fans can look forward to the tournament returning to Dallas in 2021, along with the four other confirmed cities of Boise, Detroit, Wichita, and Omaha.
Dallas Ticket Prices
Dallas 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.