NCAA Basketball Tournament Tickets
For the die-hard basketball fan, few phrases cause more excitement than March Madness. Since 1939, this annual tournament between 68 Division I college basketball teams has served as the highpoint of excitement for those obsessed with all things related to college basketball. Not surprisingly, scoring March Madness tickets is a dream for basketball fans of all ages, and in all areas of the country.
Despite the fervor and money now associated with March Madness, and Division I basketball in general, the first March Madness tournament held in 1939 actually lost $2,531. Access to television was limited during the late 1930s, and most of the population hadn’t stepped foot on a college campus, let alone graduated. Given these mitigating factors, it’s understandable why the first few March Madness tournament events failed to engender loyalty to the sport or the competing institutions.
Today, almost anything associated with March Madness makes money, including the coveted trademark and logo. So valuable is the association branding that the NCAA paid more than $17 million dollars to protect the license and trademark in 2011. And like other major athletic events, the advertising during March Madness is exceptionally expensive, with over $738 million advertising dollars spent during the 2011 Men’s Tournament.
What makes March Madness different from other sporting events during the year is it’s highly structured bracket system. The bracket system not only eliminates teams one at a time, but it also gives fans a more predictable way to strategize and predict the championship team. In four short weeks, the 68 teams whittle down the Final Four before determining the championship team is for that year.
In theory, the tournament system of March Madness allows underdog teams the opportunity to beat competitors and compete in the Sweet Sixteen or Final Four. More often, however, the traditionally stronger teams, such as UNC, Duke, Kentucky and UCLA quickly emerge among the other frontrunners. The remaining four teams compete against each other and you can watch by purchasing Final 4 tickets.
Getting NCAA March Madness tickets gives you the chance to witness potential sports history. Sure, there are favorite teams among the public and the media, but the bracket system gives each team a fighting change. This means anything could happen. The game you attend could turn out to be the turning point of the entire college basketball championship season. Final Four tickets give you another opportunity to enjoy the action.
Watching these exceptional athletes play basketball with grace and shocking athletic prowess isn’t something you’ll want to miss. Tickets to a March Madness game gives you a rare opportunity to see star players like Duke’s Austin Rivers or Ketucky’s Anthony Davis perform at their finest. The NBA quickly drafts many of the top players competing in March Madness. Attending a game now lets you witness the early years of what will undoubtedly be the beginning of several exceptional professional athletic careers.
As you might imagine, securing tickets isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible either. Finding cheap tickets requires acting early, especially since you won’t know which teams are competing until right before the actual game. The bracket and game date affect ticket prices, but buying your cheap tickets now ensures that you’ll have outstanding seats on game day.