Regional Championships 2018: Elite Eight
The Elite 8 is make or break for remaining NCAA tournament hopefuls, when just one win separates the eight schools from a coveted Final Four berth. The past few seasons have seen some noteworthy, and unexpected, Elite Eight teams.
In 2014, No. 11 seed Dayton upset No. 3 Syracuse in the Sweet 16, and then took down Stanford in the Elite 8 en route to a Final Four bid. Two seasons later in 2016, Syracuse made some upset magic of its own, getting revenge on Dayton in the First Round followed by wins over Middle Tennessee, Gonzaga, and No. 1 Virginia to become the first-ever 10 seed to make the Final Four. And in the 2017 tournament, Xavier had a memorable run before falling to top-seeded Gonzaga in the Elite Eight.
This year's Elite Eight games will take place in four cities across the country on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25. TD Garden in Boston will host the East Regional Championship, while the West Regional Championship will be played at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The South Regional Championship will be played at Philips Arena in Atlanta, and the Midwest Regional Championship will take place at CenturyLink Center in Omaha.
NCAA Tournament Elite 8 Sites
|Omaha, NE||CenturyLink Center||March 25|
|Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center||March 24|
|Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena||March 24|
|Boston, MA||TD Garden||March 25|
Elite Eight Ticket Prices
Elite Eight ticket prices are subject to change based on location and the team matchups. The highest demand for tickets currently is in Boston, where tickets to Session 2 (the Elite 8 game) are listed for more than $200. Fans in Atlanta can find a relative bargain right now, where tickets can be had for roughly $150.
Of course, ticket prices will vary once the field is set and play begins. Following Selection Sunday and as the tournament progresses, be sure to check back for an update on Sweet 16 ticket price information.
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