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Early-round DI men’s basketball tickets on sale Nov. 4

Fans can buy seats online to 2018 tournament games in 13 cities

Tickets to preliminary rounds of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Saturday, Nov. 4, for each host city. Fans wishing to buy tickets to the First Four, first- and second-round games, or regional competition should go to

The 2018 championship begins Tuesday and Wednesday nights, March 13-14, with the First Four — four games in Dayton, Ohio. First- and second-round action takes place Thursday and Saturday, March 15 and 17, in Pittsburgh; Wichita, Kansas; Dallas; and Boise, Idaho. Cities hosting first- and second-round games Friday and Sunday, March 16 and 18, are Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit; Nashville, Tennessee; and San Diego.

On Thursday and Saturday, March 22 and 24, Atlanta will serve as the South Regional site, and Los Angeles will host the West Regional. On Friday and Sunday, March 23 and 25, Omaha, Nebraska, will be the site for the Midwest Regional, and Boston will host the East Regional.

“With 13 cities from all over the country hosting preliminary rounds of the tournament, fans have the opportunity to experience one of the best sporting events in the world,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s senior vice president of basketball. “While the start of the season is just a matter of days away, it’s never too early to get excited about March Madness, so we urge fans to get your tickets now.”

The 80th NCAA Men’s Final Four will be hosted March 31 and April 2 by the University of Texas at San Antonio. Fans looking to attend the games at the Alamodome in San Antonio can purchase The NCAA Experience premium ticket and hospitality packages from PrimeSport by visiting The NCAA Experience provides college basketball fans with the opportunity to experience the NCAA Final Four in style. Official VIP pregame hospitality features upscale food presentations, premium open bar, live entertainment and a chance to meet legendary NCAA coaches and student-athletes. VIP pregame hospitality is available for purchase with or without Final Four tickets, and fans can rest assured they are buying directly from the NCAA’s only approved ticket, hospitality and travel package provider.