February is almost over, which means that it’s time for the meat of the college basketball season. Indianapolis is hosting the NCAA 2011 Women’s Final Four on April 3-5, but before the finals can be played Indy will host the 2011 Big Ten Men’s & Women’s tournaments to determine who will make it into the ‘big dance’.
2011 will be the final year that eleven teams from the Big Ten will play in the tournament as Nebraska joins the mix in 2012. Right now you can only buy all-session tickets for either the Men’s or Women’s tournaments, but single-game tickets should go on sale soon.
Men’s Tournament (March 10-13)
- All-session lower and club level: $300 (available only through any of the 11 Big Ten universities)
- All-session upper level: $220 or $165 (price depending on seat location, available through Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000 or theConseco Fieldhouse box office).
Orders will be limited to 12 all-session tickets.
Special student discount:
- All-session ticket: $50 (available only to students of the 11 Big Ten universities)
All students must have a valid student ID for entry. Student section seating will be available in eight balcony sections and orders will be limited to one all-session ticket. Details on the student ticket program will be sent to the university ticket offices for distribution directly to students.
Women’s Tournament (March 3-6)
- All-session ticket: $45 (through January 31, 2011)
- All-session ticket: $65 (after January 31, 2011)
Fans wishing to purchase all-session tickets within their university’s fan block for their respective team’s games only are encouraged to contact their school’s ticket office.
Information from the Indiana Sports Corp
Check out the Indiana Sports Corporation website for more information about the events and how to order tickets.
If you’re in town for either of the Big Ten Tournaments over the next few weeks, there are officially designated bars/restaurants for each team in the Big Ten.
| Illinois – The Ram (140 S. Illinois; 317.955.9900)
| Indiana – Kilroy’s Bar & Grill (201 S. Meridian St.; 317.638.9464)
| Iowa – The Pub Indianapolis (30 E. Georgia St.; 317.822.9730)
| Michigan – O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant (36 S. Pennsylvania St.; 317.974.0674)
| Michigan State – Slippery Noodle (372 S. Meridian St.; 317.631.6974)
| Minnesota – Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery (10 W. Washington St.; 317.681.8180)
| Northwestern – McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant (110 N. Illinois St.; 317.631.9500)
| Ohio State – Champps (49 W. Maryland St. @ Circle Centre Mall; 317.951.0033)
| Penn State – Harry & Izzy’s (153 S. Illinois St.; 317.635.9594)
| Purdue – Scotty’s Brewhouse (1 Virginia Ave.; 317.571.0808)
| Wisconsin – Buffalo Wild Wings (7 E. Washington St.; 317.951.9464)
Once we know who will be playing in the Women’s Final Four, we’ll also let you know who the official restaurants are for each of the Final Four teams.