After spending last season at the historic Madison Square Garden, the Big Ten Tournament for men’s basketball returns to Chicago this year. The United Center will host the event from March 13-17, and single-session tickets go on sale today, Friday, March 8 at noon ET.
For the two First Round games on Wednesday (March 13) night, seats will be general admission, and will be going for $25.
Ohio State won’t be playing on Wednesday, as their conference record is guaranteed to be better than 10th place. However, they will be playing in the Second Round on Thursday. Tickets for Second Round games have a price range of $25-$50.
Here’s the pricing for all the sessions, according to the Big Ten’s release:
Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament (single-session ticket pricing -- all times CT):
Session 1 (First Rd.; two games beginning at 5:30 p.m.) -- Wed., March 13 -- (all tickets general admission $25)
Session 2 (Second Rd.: two games beginning at 11:30 a.m.) -- Thu., March 14 -- ($25-$50)
Session 3 (Second Rd.; two games beginning at 6 p.m.) -- Thu., March 14 -- ($25-$50)
Session 4 (Quarterfinals; two games beginning at 11:30 a.m.) -- Fri., March 15 -- ($50-$80)
Session 5 (Quarterfinals; two games beginning at 6:30 p.m.) -- Fri., March 15 -- ($50-$80)
Session 6 (Semifinals; two games beginning at 12 p.m.) -- Sat., March 16 -- ($60-$100)
Session 7 (Championship Game; beginning at 2:30 p.m.) -- Sun., March 17 -- ($60-$100)
This will be the 10th time since the inception of the Big Ten Tournament that the United Center has hosted the event, and first since 2015. In 2016, Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis hosted the tournament; in 2017, Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., had the honor of hosting the event for the first time; and last season, MSG welcomed the Big Ten.
The last time the event was at the United Center, Wisconsin — led by Frank Kaminsky — won the crown over Michigan State in overtime. The first conference tournament took place in 1998, with Michigan winning the title — which it would later be forced to vacate.