EVENT TO MAKE ITS FIRST-EVER APPEARANCE IN ST. LOUIS
ST. LOUIS – Dec. 19, 2017 – After more than three years of anticipation since the SEC awarded its men’s basketball tournament to St. Louis, we are less than three months away from the event tipping off in the Gateway City. The tournament is set for March 7-11 at Scottrade Center. All-session tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Tickets may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Scottrade Center box office. The all-session ticket books are $360 and provide admission to all 13 games and seven sessions. All available tickets are located in the mezzanine level.
The postseason tournament will make its first appearance in St. Louis.
“The expansion of the Southeastern Conference in 2012 opened new opportunities for our conference, and the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in St. Louis is an example of the growth of our league and the new experiences afforded our student-athletes and our fans,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “We are bringing the SEC experience to a new location in our footprint and I know fans will enjoy seeing the excitement and competitiveness of SEC basketball when it comes to St. Louis.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the SEC to St. Louis,” said Frank Viverito, president of the
St. Louis Sports Commission, which partnered with Scottrade Center to bid for the SEC Tournament and serves as the local host organization for the event. “It is huge for our region to have the opportunity to host the SEC Tournament, and we will do all we can to provide the conference and its constituents an outstanding experience. Along with the SEC Gymnastics Championship, also taking place in St. Louis this March, we hope this is the start of a wonderful and enduring collaboration between our community and the conference.”
The recently-renovated Scottrade Center has a rich history of hosting major collegiate events. Its résumé includes three NCAA Men’s Basketball postseason events, the 2001 and 2009 NCAA Women’s Final Four, the 2007 NCAA Frozen Four, eight NCAA Wrestling Championships since 2000, the annual Missouri vs. Illinois Bud Light Braggin’ Rights Game, and the annual Missouri Valley Conference “Arch Madness” Men’s Basketball Championship.
“We are thrilled to be hosting the 2018 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament,” said St. Louis Blues CEO Chris Zimmerman. “Attracting this type of marquee event is exactly what we envisioned when we began making improvements to Scottrade Center this past summer. We are looking forward to the exciting action of SEC Basketball and we look forward to hosting our local and traveling fans with our famous Midwest hospitality.”
SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
*All times listed as Central and are subject to change
Wednesday, March 7
|6 p.m.||Game 1: Seed #12 vs. Seed #13
Game 2: Seed #11 vs. Seed #14
Thursday, March 8
Game 3: Seed #8 vs. Seed #9
Game 4: Seed #5 vs. Game 1 Winner
Game 5: Seed #7 vs. Seed #10
Game 6: Seed #6 vs. Game 2 Winner
Friday, March 9
Game 7: Seed #1 vs. Game 3 Winner
Game 8: Seed #4 vs. Game 4 Winner
Game 9: Seed #2 vs. Game 5 Winner
Game 10: Seed #3 vs. Game 6 Winner
Saturday, March 10
|Noon||Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner
Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner
Sunday, March 11
|Noon||Game 13: Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner|
For more information on the 2018 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament, visit SECSports.com.