The 2019 NCAA Tournament is quickly approaching with March now underway and the field finally set. As any semi-casual or die hard college basketball fan can attest, March Madness is by far one of the most exciting times of the year to be a sports fan. The action kicks off this year in Dayton, OH on March 19th, and the first day that includes a full slate of games is Thursday, March 21st.
Fans can expect tickets for this year’s tournament to be in high demand, as always, which prompts the question: how can you get the cheapest 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tickets?
How To Get the Cheapest NCAA Tournament Tickets
With these being the biggest games of the year with the highest stakes, prices will likely not come cheap; however, if you’re looking for the absolute cheapest tickets for the March Madness in 2019, you’ll want to do your research on sites like ours before securing your tickets. Below are a few options you have of securing your tickets as early as right now and as cheap as possible.
Official Vendor – As of right now, it’s possible to still purchase tickets for nearly all sessions and rounds of the NCAA Tournament right on TicketMaster’s website
Bidding – One opportunity to secure cheaper tickets for the 2019 NCAA Tournament would be to utilize TickPick’s bidding platform, which allows a user to bid on tickets in certain sections or seat ratings at their price. If a seller with tickets for the game elects to accept the bid, the bidder’s card is charged and the order processes like any other transaction at the bidder’s price. For more information on how to take advantage of the bidding option, view our bidding tutorial .
If you weren’t able to secure tickets through any presales, general sales, or the aforementioned methods for the NCAA Tournament, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Tickets can still be purchased from secondary marketplaces, although the prices will not be at face value. With many big-time college basketball schools with huge fan bases involved, market prices are anticipated to be on the higher side, but that doesn’t mean that good deals can’t be had – if you know where to look.
Why Should I Buy NCAA Tournament Tickets Through TickPick?
In short, securing your NCAA Tournament tickets through TickPick over any other secondary marketplace is a way to save money because of our no fee pricing structure that makes a much bigger difference on the total price of tickets as get-in prices for an event like this get higher. TickPick has had an extreme increase in sales for major events like the Super Bowl and Final Four in recent years because fans out there tend to do plenty of research when they’re willing to commit plenty of dollars to see their schools make a run at the National Championship .
When a fan is looking to purchase a ticket that is listed on both StubHub and TickPick, for example, the price will ultimately be higher (sometimes by hundreds of dollars) once the fees are applied on sites like StubHub who tack on the fees at the end. Refer to an example below for upper level, center court seats in Section 215, Row X for the East Regional All Sessions Passes, which are listed for sale on both TickPick and StubHub as of 3/15.
StubHub’s Listed Price
Notice the difference with the above graphic’s original listed price with what you’d actually pay on StubHub for these great seats to the game. Initially, these tickets were showing at $338.99 per seat. A great deal for decent seats, right? You would think so, until you go to checkout on the order:
StubHub’s Price at Checkout
You’ll notice that the price jumps from initially showing at $338.99 per ticket on StubHub to $413.73 each, for an increase of $149.48 in service fees for the pair alone that other ticket sites like StubHub are charging the buyer.
Now, compare the StubHub prices above with that of the prices on TickPick below (which is unchanged from the listed price all the way through checkout) with that of the graphic above for the exact same tickets on StubHub:
TickPick’s Listed Price/Price at Checkout
The tickets initially may seem higher-priced than the exact same tickets that were listed on StubHub. Users may see $388 > than $338.99 before taking the time to realize the they’re being charged over 20% in service fees on StubHub. That amounts to a difference of over $40 that you’d save by purchasing the EXACT SAME pair of tickets on TickPick instead of StubHub. These savings only extrapolate as the prices per ticket increase, so the research before making your decision in order to save big, and this may become more useful as each round progresses and prices begin to increase,. If you’re looking to make it out to the final weekend, be sure to check out our blog on how to get the cheapest Final Four tickets.
With high prices come high service fees with many marketplaces, but not TickPick. Here at TickPick we have no service fees, making us your source for the Cheapest 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tickets on the secondary market. Given the high face values and extreme resale value of this annual event, prices can get out of hand quickly when you factor in the fees that every other marketplace aside from TickPick will charge you on top of the listed price.
If you haven’t used TickPick before, you can sign up with the link below for $10 off your first purchase. If you have any questions regarding 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tickets, feel free to call us at 845-538-4567 or contact us by email at [email protected]
Ncaa men’s basketball tournament schedule with ticket prices
|Mar 28TBD||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: South Regional – All Sessions Passhttp://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentsouth-regional–all-sessions-pass-tickets-kfc-yum!-center-3-28-19-TBD/3510391/KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY||From $204|
|Mar 28TBD||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: West Regional – All Sessions Passhttp://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentwest-regional–all-sessions-pass-tickets-honda-center-3-28-19-TBD/3510390/Honda Center – Anaheim, CA||From $325|
|Mar 284:09 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: West Regional: Gonzaga vs. Florida St. & Michigan vs. Texas Tech – Session 1http://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentwest-regionalgonzaga-vs-florida-st-michigan-vs-texas-tech–session-1-tickets-honda-center-3-28-19-4pm/3510394/Honda Center – Anaheim, CA||From $137|
|Mar 287:29 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: South Regional: Tennessee vs. Purdue & Virginia vs. Oregon – Session 1http://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentsouth-regionaltennessee-vs-purdue-virginia-vs-oregon–session-1-tickets-kfc-yum!-center-3-28-19-7pm/3510395/KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY||From $125|
|Mar 29TBD||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: East Regional – All Sessions Passhttp://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamenteast-regional–all-sessions-pass-tickets-capital-one-arena-3-29-19-TBD/3510392/Capital One Arena – Washington, DC||From $450|
|Mar 29TBD||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Midwest Regional – All Sessions Passhttp://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentmidwest-regional–all-sessions-pass-tickets-sprint-center-3-29-19-TBD/3510393/Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO||From $191|
|Mar 296:29 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Midwest Regional: North Carolina vs. Auburn & Kentucky vs. Houston – Session 1http://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentmidwest-regionalnorth-carolina-vs-auburn-kentucky-vs-houston–session-1-tickets-sprint-center-3-29-19-6pm/3510397/Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO||From $76|
|Mar 297:09 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: East Regional: Michigan St. vs. LSU & Duke vs. Virginia Tech – Session 1http://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamenteast-regionalmichigan-st-vs-lsu-duke-vs-virginia-tech–session-1-tickets-capital-one-arena-3-29-19-7pm/3510396/Capital One Arena – Washington, DC||From $317|
|Mar 306:00 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: West Regional – Session 2 (Time: TBD)http://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentwest-regional–session-2-(timetbd)-tickets-honda-center-3-30-19-6pm/3510398/Honda Center – Anaheim, CA||From $113|
|Mar 306:00 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: South Regional – Session 2 (Time: TBD)http://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentsouth-regional–session-2-(timetbd)-tickets-kfc-yum!-center-3-30-19-6pm/3510399/KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY||From $77|
|Mar 316:00 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: East Regional – Session 2 (Time: TBD)http://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamenteast-regional–session-2-(timetbd)-tickets-capital-one-arena-3-31-19-6pm/3510400/Capital One Arena – Washington, DC||From $168|
|Mar 316:00 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Midwest Regional – Session 2 (Time: TBD)http://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentmidwest-regional–session-2-(timetbd)-tickets-sprint-center-3-31-19-6pm/3510401/Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO||From $65|
|Apr 6TBD||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four – All Sessions Passhttp://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentfinal-four–all-sessions-pass-tickets-us-bank-stadium-4-6-19-TBD/3509995/US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN||From $379|
|Apr 66:00 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four – National Semifinalshttp://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentfinal-four–national-semifinals-tickets-us-bank-stadium-4-6-19-6pm/3509999/US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN||From $222|
|Apr 86:00 PM||2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four – Championship Gamehttp://tickpick.com/buy-2019-ncaa-men’s-basketball-tournamentfinal-four–championship-game-tickets-us-bank-stadium-4-8-19-6pm/3506809/US Bank Stadium – Minneapolis, MN||From $176|