Feb. 22, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - Beginning Monday, February 27, at 10 a.m. ET, both all-session and single-session tickets for the 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will be on sale to the general public. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000, and through the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office.
Single-session ticket prices range from $20 to $80 depending on the session and seat location. All-session tickets are available for $240 or $175 depending on seat location, which represents a savings over purchasing single-session tickets for all six sessions. Orders will be limited to eight all-session or single-session tickets.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis will be the site of the men's tournament from March 8-11. Tournament week features all 12 Big Ten teams competing in 11 games over four days for the 2012 tournament crown and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will call Indianapolis and Bankers Life Fieldhouse home again in 2014 and 2016. The 2012 tournament marks the eighth time Indianapolis has hosted the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
The bracket for the 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, along with information on tickets, travel, lodging, tournament history and more can be found at www.bigten.org and www.IndianaSportsCorp.com.
The tournament schedule is as follows with single-session ticket prices listed for each session (game times are Eastern):
Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament (single-session ticket pricing):
Session 1 (First Rd.; two games beginning at 11:30 a.m.) - Thurs., March 8 - ($20-$40)
Session 2 (First Rd.; two games beginning at 5:30 p.m.) - Thurs., March 8 - ($20-$40)
Session 3 (Quarterfinals; two games beginning at Noon) - Fri., March 9 - ($40-$70)
Session 4 (Quarterfinals; two games beginning at 6:30 p.m.) - Fri., March 9 - ($40-$70)
Session 5 (Semifinals; two games beginning at 1:40 p.m.) - Sat., March 10 - ($45-$80)
Session 6 (Championship Game; beginning at 3:30 p.m.) - Sun., March 11 - ($45-$80)
About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes' lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based athletic programs of the 12 Big Ten institutions sponsor 298 teams competing for championships in 25 official conference sports, 12 for men and 13 for women. Big Ten universities provide in excess of $120 million in athletic scholarship aid to more than 9,500 men and women student-athletes. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.
Indiana Sports Corp is the sports champion, stimulating economic growth, inspiring healthy kids and creating vibrant communities throughout Indiana. Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation's first sports commission. Recent and upcoming events include NCAA Men's and Women's Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2015, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, and much more. For more information, visit www.IndianaSportsCorp.com.