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Preliminary-round tickets for DI Men’s Basketball Championship go on sale Nov. 3

Tickets to preliminary rounds of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. local time Saturday, Nov. 3, for each host city. Fans wishing to buy tickets to the First Four, first- and second-round games, or regional competition should go to ncaa.com/mbbtickets.

The 2019 championship begins Tuesday and Wednesday nights, March 19-20, with the First Four — four games in Dayton, Ohio. First- and second-round action takes place Thursday and Saturday, March 21 and 23, in Des Moines, Iowa; Hartford, Connecticut; Jacksonville, Florida; and Salt Lake City. Cities hosting first- and second-round games Friday and Sunday, March 22 and 24, are Columbia, South Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; San Jose, California; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

On Thursday and Saturday, March 28 and 30, Louisville, Kentucky, will serve as the South Regional site, and Anaheim, California, will host the West Regional. On Friday and Sunday, March 29 and 31, Kansas City, Missouri, will be the site for the Midwest Regional, and Washington, D.C., will host the East Regional.

“Basketball season is upon us, meaning more than 5,000 student-athletes have begun the journey of turning their dreams of playing in the 2019 NCAA tournament into reality,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA’s senior vice president of basketball. “Thirteen cities from all over the country are preparing to host the fortunate teams whose players have a chance to live out those dreams by participating in March Madness. We encourage college basketball fans to get their tickets now so that they may catch the unparalleled excitement that this event delivers every single year.”

 The 81st NCAA Men’s Final Four will be hosted April 6 and 8 by the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Fans looking to attend the games at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis can purchase The NCAA Experience premium ticket, hospitality and travel packages from PrimeSport, the official partner of the NCAA, by visiting ncaa.com/vip. The NCAA Experience provides college basketball fans with the opportunity to elevate their experience at the NCAA Final Four via official VIP pregame hospitality featuring upscale food, 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, PrimeSport, a division of On Location Experiences.