NCAA 2nd-3rd Round - Orlando News and Updates
3/17/14 - Prices have definitely risen since Selection Sunday! An All Session Pass that will get you into 6 games has jumped up to $260 ($24 increase) in the Promenade level of Amway Center. Arguably the hottest of the NCAA 2nd-3rd Round, Session 1 tickets (Florida vs. TBD, Colorado vs. Pittsburgh) start at $85 in the Promenade level and jump up to a $98 minimum in the 100 Sections. The winner of Tuesday's (Round 1) Albany vs. Mount Saint Mary's game will take on Florida Thursday afternoon. Session 2 tickets are far cheaper, starting at $37 in the Promenade, but you still get to see the nation's best teams duke it out: Louisville vs. Manhattan, St. Louis vs. TBD. Twelve seeds, North Carolina State and Xavier, also play each other during Round 1 on Tuesday, and the winner of that match will take on St. Louis in the second round. Get Session 3 tickets for as low as $107 (Promenade Corner) and see which teams advance to the Sweet Sixteen! On the other hand, if you get NCAA 2nd-3rd Round tickets in Orlando, you just might see the upset of the season—could a No. 16 team manage to take down the No. 1 ranked Gators? See for yourself with NCAA Tournament tickets!
3/11/14 – It’s pretty much a lock that the Florida Gators will earn a No.1 seed and play their second and (potential) third round games in Orlando. It’s important to secure your 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tickets to the event now, as prices are expected to rise on Sunday. The Amway Center has a seating capacity of 18,500 and there are just 246 All-Session strips remaining. Cheap seats (200 level) start at $236, while 100 level seating to all second and third round games will cost you upwards of $331. An All-Session pass includes six games: four games (two sessions) on Thursday, March 20 and two games (single session) on Saturday, March 22. Starting times for the games will be determined after the NCAA defines seedings and brackets for the 68 qualifying teams.
2/5/14 - 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.