NCAA First-Second Round - Raleigh 2016 News and Updates
3/18/14 - Even though Raleigh will play host to two of the biggest competitors in this year's competition, All Session tickets for the NCAA 2nd-3rd Round have decreased further in price! You can get into all six games of the weekend for just $161—that's $27 a game! Session 1 tickets (Massachusetts vs. TBD, Duke vs. Mercer) start at $57 for a behind-the-basket view in the 100 Level. Massachusetts will either play Iowa or Tennessee: these 11 seeds will duke it out on Wednesday (Round 1) to see if they can punch their tickets to Raleigh. Session 2 tickets (Virginia vs. Coastal Carolina, Memphis vs. George Washington) are available at an $85 starting price. UVA beat out Duke on Sunday to claim the ACC title, but can these No.1 seeds make it through to the Sweet 16? Get Session 3 tickets, starting at $90 in the 300 Level, to find out which of these competitors will advance!
3/11/14 – With Duke projected as a number 2 seed and Virginia as a 3, Raleigh is shaping up to be one of the best second-and-third rounds in the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The ACC foes would have somewhat of a home-court advantage with fans filling most the stands. That being said, it’s important to grab your Raleigh tournament tickets if you plan to be part of March Madness. All-Session tickets begin at $226 (was $260), which is roughly $38 a game. Single session tickets start at $46 (Session 1), $59 (Session 2), and $100 (Session 3). Both all-session and single-session tickets have dropped in price since the beginning of February but will likely fluctuate come Selection Sunday when game times and seeding is announced.
2/6/14 - North Carolina loves its College Basketball! The state has hosted the NCAA Basketball Tournament more than any other and the City of Raleigh will host for its 15th time in 2014. Three years ago Charlotte hosted the second and third rounds and the largest City in NC was selected to host again in 2015. PNC Arena, one of eight NCAA second and third round sites in 2014, is home to the NC State Wolfpack and Carolina Hurricanes. This year will mark the fifteenth time NC State has hosted NCAA Tournament games, the last being in 2009. The Wolfpack’s history with hosting the Big Dance dates back to 1951; that year, NC State hosted and played in tournament games.
Teams participating in the Raleigh second and third rounds will be selected on Sunday, March 16. First Four winners, advancing to the second round, will be known by Wednesday evening allowing enough time for teams to travel to their next site. On Friday, March 21, four games will be played at PNC Arena in two sessions - one in the afternoon and one at night. Raleigh single session tickets, that include two games, are available for Friday’s earlier session ($65 get-in) and Friday’s later session ($104 get-in) today! The four winners from the second round will advance to the third round on Sunday, March 23 at the same location (Session 3). Session 3 will also feature two games, with the winners advancing to the Sweet 16! Third round NCAA Tournament Session 3 tickets in Raleigh range from $118-$472. Interested in attending all 6 games in Raleigh? All-Session tickets are available from $284 and will get you into all second and third round games at PNC Arena.