University of Denver fans have complained for years about travel to distant NCAA regionals, especially for western teams. Front range college hockey fans finally got their wish when DU partnered with the NCHC and was awarded the NCAA western regionals this spring in Loveland, Colorado.
With approximately 5,500 seats for hockey at the Budweiser Events Center, demand will make for an extremely tight ticket market. The NCAA regional ticket allocations are 400 tickets per team (1,600), 50 band seats per team with 25 band members per team. The NCAA takes 75 tickets per session. The rest goes to NCHC schools, advertisers and the remaining balance to the host school (DU) to sell to the public.
Add the fact that Loveland is a great spring destination and there probably will be few tickets returned by the traveling teams. With DU season ticket holders and donors getting first dibs, there won’t be many left for the public.
With four qualifying schools, DU’s block of tickets for Loveland’s Budweiser Arena go on sale tomorrow (9:00 am MT). DU has released an initial block of tickets for sale to season ticket holders. And then to priority 2 season ticket holders the next day. General public tickets are released a week later according to recent communications from DU.
Here is DU’s plan to disperse tickets tomorrow:
Pre-Sale Ticket Priority:
1st Priority – Hockey Season Ticket Holder with a DU Athletics & Recreation Donation*
Pre-Sale: 9:00am MT on Tuesday, November 12th
*$150 donation or above
2nd Priority – Hockey Season Ticket Holder
Pre-Sale: 12:00pm MT on Tuesday, November 12th
Tickets will be released to the general public on November 19th.
How to Elevate Your Priority:
Season ticket holders can make a $150 donation to Denver Athletics & Recreation to increase to 1st Priority. The deadline to make your donation is Sunday, November 10th. Please CLICK HERE to make a donation today.
NCAA Regionals will take place March 27th-28th. All-session tickets will range from $60 to $135. ALL tickets will be purchased through the Budweiser Events Center box office via an online code that will be released next week.