ROSEMONT, Ill. – All-session tickets for the 2015 Big Ten Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournaments will go on sale to the general public on Monday, Oct. 20, at Noon CT. The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held from March 4-8 at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament will return to the United Center in Chicago from March 11-15. Both events will feature a five-day format for the first time in conference history.
Lower level tickets for both tournaments may be purchased through the 14 Big Ten university ticket offices, but please contact the schools directly for on-campus sale dates. General public tickets for the women’s event can be purchased through the Sears Centre Arena ticket offices at 1-888-SEARS-TIX (732-7784) or www.searscentre.com. Upper level tickets for the men’s tournament may be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or going to www.unitedcenter.com.
The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament all-session tickets are available for $70 through January 31, which is a 22 percent discount off the regular price of $90. Fans wishing to purchase all-session tickets within their university’s fan block for their respective team’s games are encouraged to contact their school’s ticket office. The women’s tournament will feature general admission seating, allowing fans to witness the action from the best available seats in Sears Centre Arena.
The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament all-session tickets for the 100 and 200 levels at the United Center are available for $375 through the Big Ten university ticket offices only. All-session tickets for the 300 level are available for $275 or $200 (depending on seat location) through Ticketmaster or the United Center box office only. Orders will be limited to four all-session tickets.
The men’s tournament will continue to feature a discounted student ticket program. For the 2015 event, students of Big Ten universities will be able to purchase tickets for $20, good for only the session or sessions featuring their school. All students must have a valid student ID for entry. Student section seating will be available in balcony sections and orders will be limited to one ticket per student. Details on the new discounted student ticket program will be sent to the university ticket offices for distribution directly to students.
The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will be played at the Sears Centre Arena for the second time in the past three years. The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament returns to Chicago for the ninth time, including the inaugural event in 1998 and most recently in 2013. For more information on both events, including full brackets, go to bigten.org.