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About NCAA Tournament First Four Tickets
NCAA Tournament First Four
With the NCAA Tournament field now featuring 68 teams, the "First Four" teams to play games has become a beloved way to kick off March Madness. The University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, has hosted all First Four games thus far, with the winner advancing onto the First Round of March Madness.
NCAA Tournament Ticket Prices
Though prices can vary depending on which teams are playing in the games, tickets to the NCAA First Four are often some of the most affordable of the entire tournament. It's not uncommon for a Full Strip ticket to the First Four, featuring both days of action, to be available for less than $100. 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.
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 semifinal 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.