A new champion will be crowned in a new city as the BIG EAST moves postseason to Chicago
Jan. 15, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Tickets for the 2014 BIG EAST Women's Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life will go on sale Wednesday, as fans will have the opportunity to see a new champion crowned in a new city. The conference's postseason championship will be held in Chicago for the first time in league history, with all-session, lower-level, center-court ticket booklets starting at just $75, which is just over $8 per game.
The best seats at the best prices will be available until Feb. 1, with prices increasing after that date. Single-session tickets will be available in the weeks to follow. See below for the full pricing breakdown.
Fans can call 773-325-SLAM (7526) to purchase tickets, or buy them online by clicking HERE.
The tournament will tip off on Saturday, March 8, at McGrath-Phillips Arena on the campus of DePaul University in Chicago, before moving to Rosemont's Allstate Arena March 9-11, for the quarterfinals, semifinals and final.
Tickets for the first day off the tournament at McGrath-Phillips Arena will be general admission seating; however, all-session booklet holders will receive preferred seating.
All 10 teams will compete in the annual postseason tournament with the BIG EAST's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line. Conference newcomers Butler, Creighton and Xavier will battle with Chicago-based and preseason favorite DePaul, as well as longtime foes Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Villanova.
The BIG EAST will have a new Tournament champion for the second consecutive year. The conference slate has been an exciting one so far, with over half the teams scoring more than 70 points per game, including points leader DePaul, which is averaging closer to 90 per contest. Creighton is atop the BIG EAST standings with a 4-1 record heading into Wednesday's games, while St. John's and Marquette have caught fire, each winning four of their last five games.
For more on BIG EAST women's basketball, visit the conference's home page by clicking HERE. For more on the 2014 BIG EAST Women's Basketball Tournament, visit Tournament Central by clicking HERE. Be sure to follow BIG EAST women's basketball on Twitter at @BIGEASTWBB and find us trending at #BIGEAST.
2014 BIG EAST Women's Basketball Tournament Presented By New York Life Ticket Pricing
Courtside* - $160 through Feb. 1. $200 after Feb. 1. Only 24 seats available!
Center straight sections (102-103-110-111) - $75 until Feb. 1. $85 after Feb. 1.
Endzone & corner sections (101, 104-109, 112-116), $55 until Feb. 1. $70 after Feb. 1.
*not available for Round 1
Dates and games times (local, CST):
Session1 - Round 1: Sat., 3/8 - Tip Times: 4 & 6:30 p.m.
Session 2 - Quarterfinals: Sun., 3/9 - Tip Times: Noon & 2:30 p.m.
Session 3 - Quarterfinals: Sun., 3/9 - Tip Times: 6 & 8:30 p.m.
Session 4 - Semifinals: Mon., 3/10 - Tip Times: 3 & 5:30 p.m.
Session 5 - Championship: Tuesday, 3/11 - Tip Time: 8 p.m.