NCAA Tournament 2018: Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is one of the first and second round locations for this year’s NCAA Tournament. On March 15 and 17, Duquesne University will host in PPG Paints Arena, conveniently located downtown and home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The city offers a variety of attractions, from scenic rivers and parks to museums, restaurants, and shopping districts.
NCAA Tournament Pittsburgh History
Pittsburgh is an experienced host of March Madness. Over a decade ago, the city hosted its first NCAA Tournament game with 1997’s first and second rounds. The sold out games included a first round upset from fifteenth-seeded South Carolina, along with two second round games, each won by a single point. In 2002, the city hosted the same rounds, from which it sent its own University of Pittsburgh to the Sweet 16. UCLA entered double overtime to defeat first-seeded Cincinnati with 105-101 in the championship’s highest-scoring game. Pittsburgh hosted first and second rounds again in 2012 and 2015. This year will mark the city and Duquesne’s sixth time and the PPG Paints Arena’s third time hosting an NCAA basketball championship.
Pittsburgh Ticket Prices
Pittsburgh 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 and individual session listings.