The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men's Basketball Tournament is one of the most popular collegiate sporting events in America and boasts some of the oldest rivalries in the sport. The winner of the event receives an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The tournament began in 1954, a year after the conference was created, and the first championship game pitted North Carolina State against Wake Forest. The finale was won by N.C. State 82-80 and kicked off years of domination by schools in North Carolina. For the first 17 years of the conference's existence, the ACC Championship was won by a North Carolina college, with the lone exception coming in 1958 when Maryland upset North Carolina to take its first title.
With the arrival of basketball juggernauts Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh for the 2013 season, the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament has begun a new era of high-profile rivalries that is bound to create a few classics along the way. The tourney has now taken center stage in the conference championship pool as teams vie to win at-large bids and build up a resumé to make it to the NCAA Tournament.
Fans attending the ACC Tournament buy tickets for sessions instead of individual games, so make sure to check this page to find what session your team is playing in. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for ACC Basketball Tournament tickets.
How to Buy ACC Basketball Tournament Tickets
1. Scan through the 2018 ACC Basketball Tournament Schedule and select the game that you would like to attend, or use the opponent or date filters beside the ACC Basketball Tournament ticket listings to find the perfect matchup.
2. Click “Select” to reveal all available ACC Basketball Tournament tickets, the Barclays Center interactive seating chart, ticket quantity, and ticket price filters. Use the ticket price filter, and ticket quantity filter to quickly refine your search to the available ACC Basketball Tournament tickets that are in your price range. You can also utilize the “eTickets Only” filter to find all ACC Basketball Tournament tickets that will be delivered electronically. The Barclays Center interactive map can be employed to reveal all tickets available for a preferred section. Select the perfect tickets and click “Go” to proceed to checkout.
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2018 ACC Basketball Tournament Preview
The 2017 ACC Tournament moves to Brooklyn, NY for the first time in the history of the competition, with the first games tipping off on March 7th, 2017 at the Barclays Center. A different team has won the ACC Tournament every season since 2011 and the 2016 ACC Tournament will feature a number of the nation’s top teams. North Carolina won the 2016 ACC Tournament for the first time since 2008 and will enter as one of the tournament's favorites. Other ACC Tournament contenders like Duke, Notre Dame and Virginia will look to prove they belong with the ACC basketball elite. With the 2016-2017 ACC taking 20% of the top 100 recruits, there are many contenders to win the tournament title for the March games.
ACC Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center Address: 620 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217
The ACC Men's Basketball Tournament is held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. When filled to capacity the Barclays Center hold more than 18 thousand screaming fans. A new, extravagant stadium, the Barclays Center is one of the premiere places to see a basketball game. Barclays Center parking information is covered in our ACC Tournament event guide.
Both early games on Wednesday. #8 vs. #9 and #5 vs. #12.
Both later games on Wednesday, #7 vs. #10 and #6 vs. #11.
Second round, two early games on Thursday. It's the first games for #1 and #4 seeds.
Second round, two later games on Thursday. It's the first games for #2 and #3 seeds.
Both matchups in the semifinals on Friday.
Admission to the ACC Championship Game. It is the only session that is only one game.
ACC Basketball Tournament Event Guide
What is the best time to buy tickets for the ACC Tournament?
If you’re just going as a spectator and not a fan of any specific team, buy as early as possible. If you want to see your team, wait until you know what seed they are and then jump on tickets for that session!
Can I buy tickets for just the game that my team is playing in?
For this tournament, tickets are only sold as sessions and therefore you are buying a pass to two games (unless it’s the final).
Where can I find the ACC tournament schedule?
The 2017 ACC tournament schedule is listed as soon as it is made available by the tournament, and TicketCity has all the dates and times posted above for all sessions. The tournament is split up into sessions, with each session containing two games except for the last one, which is just the championship game. The gates usually open one hour before the first game of every session.
Where are good places to park at Barclays Center?
Parking at the Barclays Center is extremely limited. The only real chance of getting a parking spot is to purchase a parking pass in advance and to arrive early. This is one of the venues that it is really not worth the trouble to drive to. We strongly recommend taking the subway. It lets off right next to the arena, is cheap, full of Nets fans, and lets you start the celebration early.
Where are some good places to eat before a ACC Tournament at Barclays Center?
Barclays Center is located in the same neighborhood as some of the best food in the world. If you are looking for something truly Brooklyn, try Bark Hot Dogs. Don’t let the name fool you, this place has artesian sausages and unbelievable milk shakes that will not leave you disappointed. Another great pre-game spot is The Smoke Joint. Offering some of the best barbeque in New York, it is often filled with Nets fans. For trendier places try No.7, or Stonehome Wine Bar and Restaurant. Both are upscale but casual and will satisfy even the most die-hard foodies out there. For quick places that will give you a great Brooklyn experience, try South Brooklyn Pizza, Kulushkat Gourmet Falafel, or Bierkraft.
What teams have won the ACC Basketball Tournament?
Duke, North Carolina, and NC State have dominated the ACC Basketball Tournament over the years, with each school winning 10 or more tournaments. For a full list of former ACC Basketball Tournament Champions, visit our ACC Basketball Tournament Champions page.