Next month's Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis is a sellout. This year marks the ninth time the city has hosted the men's and women's tournaments in the same year.
February 24, 2014
Rosemont, Ill. — For the second consecutive year, the conference office announced that the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament is officially sold out. The 2014 event is scheduled for March 13-16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The City of Indianapolis and Bankers Life Fieldhouse play host to the 2014 Big Ten Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments. Indianapolis was the first city to host both tournaments in the same year, with 2014 marking the ninth occurrence of this feat. The 2014 edition serves as the 18th time the women's tournament will be held in Indianapolis, while the men tip off in Indy for the ninth time. The Big Ten Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments will also be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in 2016.
The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament features 11 games over four days, beginning with four contests on Thursday, and the top four teams will receive byes into the quarterfinal round on Friday. Six different programs have won the Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State has claimed the title four times, including three of the last four years. Michigan State has won the tournament on three occasions, including the last time the event was held in Indianapolis in 2012. Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin have each won the championship twice, and Purdue has won the tournament once.
The 2014 Big Ten Basketball Tournaments include a number of fan events surrounding the 22 tournament games. These events include the Big Ten Hoops Day 5K, Big Ten Career Expo, Big Ten Thinks Pink, pep rallies in advance of both championship games, restaurant pairings, youth initiatives, and much more. Visit www.bigten.org or www.IndianaSportsCorp.org for more information.
Notice to Secondary Market Ticket Buyers: The Big Ten Conference and Bankers Life Fieldhouse can only guarantee the validity of Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament tickets purchased from university ticket offices, Ticketmaster, Indiana Sports Corp, or the Bankers Life Fieldhouse ticket office. Fans who obtain tickets from unauthorized dealers or from other fans run the risk of buying lost, stolen or counterfeit tickets which will not be honored for admission, and will not be eligible for any type of refund or exchange.
About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes' lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based athletic programs of the 12 Big Ten institutions provide in excess of $141 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,200 student-athletes playing on more than 300 teams in 43 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 26 official conference sports, 13 for men and 13 for women, and will add men's and women's lacrosse as the 27th and 28th official sports for the 2014-15 academic year. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.
Indiana Sports Corp's mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation's first sports commission. Our recent and upcoming schedule of events includes NCAA Men's and Women's Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2015, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, and much more. For more information, visit www.IndianaSportsCorp.org.
Sources: Big Ten Conference, Indiana Sports Corp.