NCAA ticket sales expected to accelerate Sunday
BY BRIAN BARBER World Staff Writer
Saturday, March 12, 2011
3/12/11 at 4:57 PM
As Selection Sunday arrives, the teams coming to Tulsa for the NCAA Tournament will be known and the remaining tickets are expected to be snapped up.
That’s what needs to happen, officials emphasized, if the city wants to host March Madness again anytime soon.
“Packing the house at the BOK Center is not only good for the NCAA, it’s good for Tulsa and our future reputation as a major-event host city,” said Ray Hoyt, Tulsa Sports Commission executive director.
With less than 6,000 tickets left in the venue’s 17,839 basketball capacity, officials expect all of them to be bought in the 48 hours after Sunday evening’s announcement.
The tournament field will be unveiled during a selection show aired by KOTV channel 6 at 5 p.m.
At this point, only all-session tickets are available, at $237 each.
After 10 a.m. Sunday, tickets will be sold through tickets.com both online (tulsaworld.com/ncaatickets) and by phone (1-866-7-BOKCTR).
If there are any left, single-session tickets will begin being sold for $79 each at 10 a.m. Wednesday to in-person customers only at the venue’s box office.
All-session tickets will continue to be sold online and by phone.
Read more in Sunday's Tulsa World.
Banners promoting the upcoming NCAA basketball tournament line a street in downtown Tulsa on Thursday. MATT BARNARD/ Tulsa World