2016 NCAA Tournament Tickets
The regional portion of the NCAA Tournament is broken up into four regions, West, South, Midwest, and East. Each region is played at a different location. The 2015 Regionals will send the teams in the West to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the South teams to NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium) in Houston, Texas, the Midwest teams to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, and the East teams to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. The NCAA Regional games include the Sweet Sixteen, which are the Regional Semifinals, and the Elite 8, which are the Regional Finals. Tickets may be purchased as all session passes to both the Sweet Sixteen (session one) and the Elite Eight (session two) or individually. Tickets to the Sweet Sixteen will include access to both games played during that session.
The 2nd & 3rd round games are played in 8 different cities around the country. The rounds are broken up into three separate sessions of games. Tickets to all sessions are available as well as tickets to individual sessions. Teams must win their first two games in order to advance to Regionals.QView
In 2011 the field expanded from 65 to 68 teams and added one additional round. This "First Four" consists of the four lowest ranked automatic qualifiers and the last four at-large teams. The 2016 First Four is headed to the University of Dayton where eight teams will play for their last shot at receiving a berth into the second round of the NCAA Tournament.