NCAA 2nd-3rd Round - Orlando 2014 News and Updates
Stetson University will host the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament for the fifth time in tournament history, but first since 2004. Orlando’s Amway Center
will serve as one of eight sites selected for the second and third rounds of the tourney. The Amway Center is most famously known as the home of NBA’s Orlando Magic
and reaches capacity at 20,000.
Mark March 16 in your calendar college basketball fans and Orlando residents! NCAA Tournament teams will be determined and matchups for the second and third rounds will be decided. On Thursday, March 20, four games will be played in two separate sessions. Single session tickets will be available for the Thursday afternoon ($49 get-in) and night ($78 get-in) second round games. The four winners from the second round will advance to the third round, played Saturday, March 22 (Session 3). Session 3 will feature two games; third round tickets in Orlando range from $116-$449. The two winners from the third round will advance to the Sweet 16 and their respective Regional.
NCAA tournament tickets in Orlando will sell out quickly, especially if (expected) nearby Florida Gators
or Florida State Seminoles are playing. When FSU played in Orlando in 1993, All Session tournament tickets sold out within 24 hours of the announcement that they’d be playing. The selection committee, especially of late, has tried to place teams near their University for Tournament play; even more reason to believe that Orlando will host the #3 Gators.
Jacksonville will host the second and third rounds of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The largest city in Florida has hosted the event three times since 2006.