The NCAA Division 2 Men’s Basketball Elite 8 and Championship

The NCAA Division 2 Men’s Basketball Elite 8 and Championship is coming to Evansville March 26 – 29.

  • Quarterfinal action tips off on Wednesday, March 26 with games at noon, 2:30, 6 & 8:30.  A single session pass gets you in for the entire four games!
  • Semifinal games are set for Thursday, March 27 at 6 8:30pm.  Those games are telecast on CBS Sports Network
  • The Championship game will take place at 2pm on Saturday, March 29 and will be telecast on national TV (CBS).  A champion will be crowned, confetti will fly, nets will be cut down and a party will ensue!

Tickets are on sale now!   Tickets can be purchased at the Ford Center Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting

March Mania Festivities

  • March Mania Festivities will take place outside the Ford Center on Saturday, March 29 from 9am – 2pm.  There will be inflatables for kids, live music, contests, games, performances and more.
  • Backstage and Main Gate will be throwing a Championship Block Party with flat screens outside and a massive tailgate right on Main St.
  • Leadership Evansville and GAGE are working together to create a series of Pop Up Storefronts up and down Main St. so you can see what your favorite restaurant or business would look like downtown.  All of Main St. will be buzzing during the National Championship game on the 29th.

Come out and support this great championship event in our own community and show the nation watching at home how Evansville does events!