The Big Ten Conference dates back all the way back to its formation in 1896, and is the nation's oldest athletic conference. It has been known primarily as a football conference during much of its history, but has seen dramatic growth in men's basketball over the past few decades. The conference has seen hugely successful teams like Michigan's Fab Five in the early '90s and the stellar Bob Knight-coached Indiana teams of the 1980s.
Traditionally, the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament alternated between the United Center in Chicago and the Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, but Indy enjoyed a five-year run starting in 2008. This tournament is both a chance to help strong teams with higher seeding as well as give a chance to teams with an automatic bid that would have no chance otherwise. With a bevy of growing basketball powerhouses, the Big Ten looks to continue its growth as one of the strongest athletic conferences in the United States.
Fans attending the Big Ten 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 Big Ten Basketball Tournament tickets.
How to Buy Big Ten Basketball Tournament Tickets
1. Scan through the 2017 Big Ten Basketball Tournament Schedule and select the game that you would like to attend, or use the opponent or date filters beside the Big Ten Basketball Tournament ticket listings to find the perfect matchup.
2. Click “Select” to reveal all available Big Ten Basketball Tournament tickets, the Verizon 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 Big Ten Basketball Tournament tickets that are in your price range. You can also utilize the “eTickets Only” filter to find all Big Ten Basketball Tournament tickets that will be delivered electronically. The Verizon 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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2017 Big Ten Basketball Tournament Preview
The 2017 Big Ten Basketball Tournament is set to tip off on March 8th, at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The top half of the Big Ten is as good as any conference in the country, and the Big Ten tournament will feature multiple teams that will end up with high seeds in the NCAA Tournament. The Big Ten Tournament will be held at the Verizon Center for the first time, with what could be one of the most talented top half of the conference in the last decade. The 2017 Big Ten Tournament is set to be one of the events of the year in college basketball.
Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Verizon Center Address: 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
The 2017 Big Ten Tournament is held at the Verizon Center, located in the city of Washington, D.C. When filled to capacity, the Verizon Center holds more than 20 thousand screaming fans. It pits every team in the Big Ten against each other in a bracket-style tournament, with the winner getting an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Teams are seeded from #1 to #12, with the top four seeds getting first-round byes.
Both first round games on Wednesday. #12 vs. #13 and #11 vs. #14.
Second round, two early games on Thursday, #8 vs. #9 and #5 vs. #Game 1 Winner.
Second round, two later games on Thursday. It's the first games for #7, #6 and #10 seeds.
Quarterfinals, two early games on Thursday. It's the first games for #1 and #4 seeds.
Both later games in the quarterfinals on Saturday. It's the first games for #2 and #3 seeds.
Both matchups in the semifinals on Saturday.
Admission to the Big Ten Championship Game. It is the only session that is only one game.
Big Ten Basketball Tournament Event Guide
What is the best time to buy tickets for the Big Ten 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!
Where can I find the Big Ten tournament schedule?
The 2017 Big Ten 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. The Big Ten tournament is in Washington, DC and runs from March 8-12th at Verizon Center.
How can I buy cheap Big Ten Championship Game tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of Big Ten Championship Game tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Big Ten Championship Game ticket prices fluctuate based on demand for the games. Bigger matchups typically push demand higher & ticket prices. The opposite can happen if the Big Ten Championship Game matchup is less intriguing. Marquee teams, like the Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, Penn State, and other teams with large fan bases, can drive up Big Ten Championship Game ticket prices. The Big Ten Championship Game is one of the biggest sporting events in the country, so if you’re looking for cheap tickets you may want to act early before the big push in late November.
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 are good places to park at Verizon Center?
There are quite a few good parking options in the few blocks around Verizon Center. Try looking to the west of the arena between G St. NW and F St. NW on 9th ST. NW. There are a couple garages to the south of E St. NW also. Parking usually runs between $10-$30 at most of these garages. Public transportation in Washington D.C. is great. The Metro lets off underneath Verizon Center and four other stations are within walking distance. Taking the Metro is the most convenient way to get to the game, and you will be surrounded with other basketball fans instead of traffic.
Where should I go to eat or drink before the Big Ten Tournament at Verizon Center?
Washington D.C. is known for having some of the most diverse food selections anywhere in the world. We recommend trying something new before going to the Big Ten Tournament games. For Asian food try Thai Chili, Kanlaya Thai Cuisine, or Oya. There are some wonderful Greek options near Verizon Center. Zaytinya, Komi, and Mourayo are all worth visiting. For more traditional American dining, try Clyde’s, District Chophouse & Brewery or The Capital Grille. Acadiana, The Passenger and Brasserie Beck are other great options.
What teams have won the Big Ten Tournament?
Of all of the major college basketball conference tournaments, the Big Ten Tournament has been one of the hardest to dominate. Ohio State, Michigan State, and Wisconsin have been able to separate themselves as the most dominate teams through the first two decades of the tournament, but no team has been able to singularly pull away from the pack. For a complete list of former Big Ten Touranment winners, visit our Big Ten Tournament Champions page.