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Orlando hosting NCAA Tournament games mean you can be a #MarchMadnessVip

2014 March 4
by Brian Serra

With the calendar officially hitting March, the madness is preparing to hit Orlando in just a few short weeks. For the first time in over 10 years, Orlando will host NCAA Tournament games with the new Amway Center hosting second and third round NCAA games on March 20th and 22nd. While most out-of-town fans will wait until the official bracket is announced to purchase their NCAA Tournament Tickets, now is the best time to secure prime seats, club level accomodations and suites for local Central Floridians.

The excitement and rush of the opening rounds of the tournaments never fails to deliver a riveting entertainment experience. As this year’s tournament looks to be heading towards as unpredictable of a field as ever, the top seeds are starting to take shape. With the Florida Gators, Wichita State Shockers and the Arizona Wildcats essentially assured of grabbing number one seeds, the final top seed will likely be a fight between the Kansas Jayhawks, Syracuse Orangemen and Duke Blue Devils. The good news for Orlando is that they are guaranteed to see at least one of these teams coming through the Amway Center.

In ESPN’s latest update of Bracketology, the University of Florida is currently projected to start their tournament run in Orlando. As the likely number one overall seed, the Gator fans will certainly sell out the Amway Center if the bracket falls as anticipated. While some fans may not be able to afford to follow Florida all the way with Final Four Tickets and with Final Four Travel Packages, they’ll likely be lucky enough to see them start their journey in Orlando.

Orlando’s second and third round games -traditionally the first and second round games before it was foolishly changed- will feature a 1 vs 16,  8 vs 9, 4 vs 13 and 5 vs 12 (upset alert!) on Thursday, March 20th with the winners of 1/16, 8/9 and 4/13, 5/12 facing off against each other in the following round.

Fans and companies looking to secure premium tickets and packages should start and end their NCAA Tournament ticket search with the NCAA’s premier vendor of choice, PrimeSport

PrimeSport is the only official source for Official NCAA Tournament tickets and is the Official Ticket & Hospitality Provider of the NCAA® offering fans a one stop shop for game tickets, private suites, pregame hospitality, and travel to every round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship (including Orlando) and Men’s Final Four®. Teaming up with PrimeSport companies can showcase themselves to their clients as a true #MarchMadnessVip. PrimeSport also offers fans an opportunity to be a VIP at the Final Four with premium game tickets, private suites, and access the official VIP in-stadium hospitality party hosted by Bill Walton and John Salley. VIP in-stadium hospitality includes upscale food presentations, open premium bar, live entertainment and much more.

My early season favorite to cut down the nets has suddenly turned into a cinderalla. Tom Izzo and the Michigan State Spartans, currently projected to be a 4th seed at best, have a veteran team that has been struck by injuries. When in doubt when selecting your brackets, always lean towards coaching. Izzo, and even Billy Donovan, have proven year after year that they get the most out of their kids come tournament time. I’m putting my faith going forward in Adreian Payne, Gary Harris and Keith Appling

With just a few short weeks to go until March Madness officially runs through Orlando, make your plans to see college basketball’s greatest spectacle up close and personal. Whether it’s another Butler or Florida Gulf Coast cinderella story or a star freshman loaded team like Kansas – I’m excited for any great storyline to come to town. Well, that’s a lie… I selfishly want Wiggins and Kansas or Parker and Duke. Who are you hoping to see come to town? Who is your favorite to take it all? Think I’m an idiot for picking MSU? Let us know in the comment section below.

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