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NCAAM | Feb 22, 2024 | 5 min read

How to Buy and Sell NCAA Conference Tournament Tickets

Written by
Patrick Dilworth

Tips for Buying and Selling All NCAA Conference Tournament Tickets

Will Your school secure bragging rights over the rest of the conference? Will your school clinch a March Madness berth? NCAA Conference Tournaments are an exciting stretch of renewed rivalries and high-stakes games. For certain college basketball fans, it results in an opportunity or need to sell Conference Tournament tickets. However, it can be a challenge to sell these seats, as a multitude of factors can impact both the buying and selling price of tickets.

This article explains the methods of getting NCAA Conference Tournament tickets, what impacts resale value, and how to sell to maximize resale value.

Basketball at NCAA Conference Tournament Game

Key Dates for NCAA Conference Tournament Tickets

NCAA Conference tournaments begin in mid-March for most schools. Here are the start dates for some of Division 1’s top conferences:

  • WCC Tournament: 03/07/24
  • ACC Tournament: 03/12/24
  • Big 12 Tournament: 03/12/24
  • Pac 12 Tournament: 03/13/24
  • Big 10 Tournament: 03/13/24
  • Big East Tournament: 03/13/24
  • Mountain West Tournament: 03/13/24
  • SEC Tournament: 03/13/24
  • MAC Tournament: 03/14/24

How to Get NCAA Conference Tournament Tickets

Can Season Ticket Holders Get NCAA Conference Tickets?

Most schools do not give season ticket holders automatic access to NCAA Conference Tournament games. Some schools, however, give single-game NCAA Tournament opportunities to donors and season ticket holders.

If you don’t receive tickets from your school, check out these other avenues to require tickets for the Power 5 Conferences:

  1. Buying and Selling ACC Conference Tournament Tickets

The ACC offers a variety of options for buyers to acquire tickets to the conference tournament at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.. Buyers can buy individual tickets, multi-game packages, and more through their partner, Ticketmaster.

Another option is to buy tickets on the resale market. For buyers and sellers, here are some of the top resale marketplaces to check out:

  1. Buying and Selling Big 10 Conference Tournament Tickets

The Big 10 offers a variety of options for buyers to acquire tickets to the conference tournament at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Buyers can buy individual tickets, multi-game packages, and more through the Target Center box office or online at AXS.com

Another option is to buy tickets on the resale market. For buyers and sellers, here are some of the top resale marketplaces to check out:

  1. Buying and Selling Big 12 Conference Tournament Tickets

The Big 12 offers a variety of options for buyers to acquire tickets to the conference tournament at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO. Buyers can buy individual tickets, multi-game packages, and more online at www.Big12Sports.com/buytickets or www.t-mobilecenter.com.

Another option is to buy tickets on the resale market. For buyers and sellers, here are some of the top resale marketplaces to check out:

  1. Buying and Selling Pac 12 Conference Tournament Tickets

The Pac 12 offers a variety of options for buyers to acquire tickets to the conference tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Buyers can buy individual tickets, multi-game packages, and more online through AXS .

Another option is to buy tickets on the resale market. For buyers and sellers, here are some of the top resale marketplaces to check out:

  1. Buying and Selling SEC Conference Tournament Tickets

The SEC offers a variety of options for buyers to acquire tickets to the conference tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Buyers can buy individual tickets, multi-game packages, and more online through their partner, Ticketmaster.

Another option is to buy tickets on the resale market. For buyers and sellers, here are some of the top resale marketplaces to check out:

College Basketball Fans at a Conference Tournament Game

How To Sell NCAA Conference Tournament Tickets for Maximum Resale Value

When it comes to getting the best resale price per ticket, you’ll need to have a personal pricing strategy based on the price you got your tickets, risk tolerance, and adjustments for market demand.

If you enjoy the process of strategy, listing, and pricing your own tickets, here is some additional guidance for your strategy:

List your tickets as soon as you know you’re not attending or as early into March as you can. Many fans confirm their travel plans far in advance, and listing your seats during that early window (and before a potential upset tanks ticket value) is essential.

If it’s not a hot matchup, it’s best to sell quickly, as prices tend to fall rapidly given the limited time to resell and the influx of listings closer to the game.

Here are some of the top resale marketplaces to list on:

What Impacts Conference Tournament Ticket Resale Value

Generally, what will impact your profits comes down to the cost of acquiring tickets, demand for the matchup, and your pricing strategy.

It’s important to note that reselling Conference Tournament tickets is not a guaranteed profit, as the resale value greatly depends on the matchup of the teams. A great team matchup can resale as much as 3X greater than an unappealing matchup.

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Be Ready to Audible – Lookout for These Factors:

  • Delayed ticket delivery –

Some sites don’t release your tickets until 5 days before the event, making you miss out on peak pricing and forcing you to sell in unfavorable conditions. Make sure to check the date you will get your tickets before purchasing them.

  • Demand for the Teams matching-up –

Your profitability depends on a great matchup. Create a strategy for selling your tickets based on the worst-case and best-case scenarios and stick to it. We’ll help you determine that strategy in the next section of this article.

  • Fees imposed by marketplaces –

When looking to get your tickets, make sure you factor in what fees you’re paying to the marketplace. If you are trying to sell your tickets, you will most likely be paying both buying and selling fees. These fees can impact whether you’ll be able to sell at a profit or loss.

If you were able to get tickets through a lottery or directly from the team/venue at below-market value, you should be able to sell your tickets for a profit if the matchups don’t disappoint.

If you purchased tickets at market value, you likely will need some luck on the matchups turning out in your favor to profit or break even. If the matchups don’t turn out in your favor – price to sell ASAP so that it doesn’t snowball into losing 30-50% on your tickets.

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Want to enjoy the tournament without the time and hassle of selling Conference Tournament tickets? Our team of selling experts is here to help. By listing your seats on over 10 marketplaces, you’ll reach nearly 100% of buyers, making your resale a success.

Get started today by sending us an email at sales@tiqassist.com with the following details:

  1. Your name and phone number
  2. The game(s) you’re re-selling
  3. Section, row, and seat numbers

We look forward to partnering with you!

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Summary

Selling Conference Tournament tickets can be lucrative, but there’s a lot of skill and understanding of market drivers that go into selling these seats.

By getting your tickets through the lowest cost method and maximizing your resale value through strategic listing, you can make the most of your Conference Tournament ticket resale.

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