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NCAA March Madness Men's Tournament

First and Second Rounds

Event Info


There are more than 18,000 parking spaces in and around the Arena District. 


Attendees can pre-pay for parking in the Front Street Garage at www.arenadistrictparking.com




2nd ROUND - SUNDAY, MARCH 19 - Doors Open 3:45PM

5:15PM – Marquette vs. Michigan State

7:45PM – Florida Atlantic vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

MOBILE TICKET GUIDE - Log into your Ticketmaster account and download tickets to your smartphone wallet in advance to avoid technology complications or long lines. You can also manage tickets with the championship app. 


NO BAG POLICY - Bags are generally NOT permitted.  There is an exception for medical bags, diaper bags OR clutches no larger than 8”x 5”x 1”.  Medical bags, diaper bags AND clutches will be X-rayed via dedicated screening lines (identified at each entry) - a contactless search. We suggest leaving most items at home.  Management reserves the right to determine prohibited items. Guests may return them to their vehicle or surrender to Security without return.  ARENA - A to Z


CASH-FREE - Nationwide Arena has converted to a cashless experience from ticketing to concessions and merchandise.  Purchases can be made with a debit OR credit card.  Concession stands and merchandise stands also accept mobile options like Apple Pay or Google Pay.  Cash-2-Card Reverse ATM’s are located at the Box Office, Main and Upper Concourses to exchange cash for a no-fee debit VISA.  Cards can be used wherever VISA is accepted / do not expire.


Columbus’ Arena District is packed with things to do and places to eat. Check out some top local suggestions.  CLICK HERE for a GAME DAY GUIDE.


Ticket Information

TM Verified Tickets Logo.png  Ticketmaster is the exclusive ticketing partner for events at Nationwide Arena.  Mobile tickets are delivered as a SafeTix code.  SAVE TO YOUR APPLE WALLET or GOOGLE PAY IN ADVANCE!  Not valid printed on paper OR as a screenshot.  Don't have a smartphone? - bring your confirm email /photo ID to the Box Office the day of the event for assistance. 

Tickets can now be bought and sold directly with other fans through the official NCAA Ticket Exchange. The NCAA Ticket Exchange allows fans to sell and buy official tickets online in an NCAA approved, safe and 100% guaranteed environment.