February 8, 2016

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Single-Session tickets available for 2016 NCAA® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship preliminary rounds


OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, the NCAA announce that both All-Session and now Single-Session tickets to preliminary-round games of the 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship are now available for purchase. 

The 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds, hosted by the Big 12 Conference and Oklahoma City All Sports, take place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 18 & 20. This marks the fourth time since 2003 that Oklahoma City has hosted a preliminary-round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament. 

All-Session tickets still remain the best option to experience and guarantee to see all the games of the NCAA Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds in Oklahoma City, but a limited number of tickets are now available for single-session purchase. Tickets are available at   

“Tickets typically get sold quickly once the tournament field is announced, so we encourage fans who want to experience March Madness® to purchase their tickets as soon as possible,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA vice president of men’s basketball championships. “If the first three months of the season are any indication, this year’s version of March Madness is going to be an incredible event with thrilling games fans won’t want to miss.”  

All-session tickets are available for purchase for all 13 preliminary-round sites, and single-session tickets are now available for the following select sites: 

• March 15 and 16, Dayton, Ohio 

• March 17 and 19, Raleigh, North Carolina

• March 18 and 20, Oklahoma City

• March 18 and 20, St. Louis

The NCAA encourages fans to use for ticket purchases to ensure they are receiving genuine NCAA championship tickets and not counterfeits. PrimeSport, the official ticket and hospitality provider of the NCAA, also has official tickets and hospitality options available through The NCAA Experience for every location of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, including the 2016 NCAA Final Four® in Houston. For more information on The NCAA Experience®, or to purchase tickets, please visit   



The Oklahoma City All Sports Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, which is proud to serve as the sports commission for Oklahoma City. It is one of the oldest sports commissions in the country, contributing more than 50 years of great service to the city. The Oklahoma City All Sports Association exists to SECURE, CREATE, PROMOTE, EXECUTE and HOST quality, family-oriented amateur sporting events in the state of Oklahoma.