This year’s March Madness has been the epitome of the classic struggle – big vs. little, underdog vs. favorite- and has led to one of the most surprising and exciting NCAA tournaments in recent history. Now that the dust has settled after an intriguing Elite 8 weekend, the field of four is set for Houston and Reliant Stadium on Saturday. #11 VCU will square off with #8 Butler while #3 Connecticut will face #4 Kentucky and as we learned last year when Butler nearly stunned Duke in the championship, never count the underdogs out!
Despite all of the surprises on the court over the past few weeks and some of the favorites to win exiting the tournament early, all four remaining teams are expected to have a strong showing of support from fans traveling to Houston this weekend for the games. Reliant Stadium has added extra seating to accommodate the more than 75,000 fans that will pack the home of the NFL’s Houston Texans and through the NCAA’s continued partnership with Veritix®, we will once again be utilizing our patented Flash Seats® digital ticketing platform to ensure that each school’s allotted student sections are filled with cheers from their most loyal fans. The student tickets are being offered for $25 electronically and students will only need the credit card used upon purchase to swipe in and enter the stadium.
It is an honor to provide our services to the NCAA and all four schools that have advanced to one of the greatest weekends in sports. Through our advanced and convenient paperless ticketing platform, the students will have both the luxury of experiencing the future of ticketing as well as rooting on their respective school first hand.
We are looking forward to watching the drama unfold on the hardwood. Good luck to the Rams, Bulldogs, Huskies and Wildcats!