For reasons that are unclear, more than one reader asked me how Maryland’s NIT ticket prices ranked among the 16 schools hosting first-round NIT games.
For reasons that are unclear, I just spent way too much time figuring that out.
Here are the results, if you really care. If you don’t, please excuse this interruption into your preparation for opening night of the second-best postseason tournament in the land.
These schools are ranked generally from most to least expensive, although there are obviously different levels of pricing at several schools. The wording is mostly copied and pasted from school athletic sites.
St. Joe’s: Ticket prices are $30 and $20.
Maryland: Tickets are $25 for the general public. Students can reserve a free ticket through their online accounts. Guest tickets will be available for $4.
Arizona State: Floor seats are $30. All other seats are $15. Students will be admitted free with valid ID at the student gate.
Stanford: Courtside seating is $30, lower level reserved seating is $15 and upper level general admission is $10 ($8 for children and seniors). Admission is free for all Stanford students.
BYU: Courtside seating is $50, reserved seating is $10, Students will receive free admission to the student section with the Student All-Sport Pass. Students without an All-Sport Pass can gain admission to the student section for $4.
Robert Morris: Tickets are $20 for reserved seating, $15 for general admission and $5 for students.
Southern Miss: Tickets are $20 for courtside and floor seats, $15 for chairbacks, $10 for adult general admission, and $5 for youth and student general admission.
Massachusetts: Reserved seating is $16, adult general admission is $12, senior general admission is $10, child general admission is $8, and student tickets are $5.
Denver: Floor seats are $17, upper ring seats are $12 and lower ring seats are $9. DU student tickets are $5 and can only be bought at the Ritchie Center Box Office.
Providence: Tickets are $15 for lower arena seating and $10 for upper arena seating.
Iowa: Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students.
Florida State: Tickets will be $15 for adults and $4 for youth (ages 18 & under). The first 1,000 students to enter the Tucker Center by swiping their valid FSU ID at the entrance will be admitted for free. Subsequent student tickets cost $4.
Baylor: All tickets for NIT games are $12. Students can pick up complimentary tickets starting when the arena doors open 90 minutes prior to game time.
Tennessee: Tickets are general admission and cost $10.
Virginia: Tickets to all NIT home games will be $10. There is not a ticket fee for student tickets to attend home NIT games.
Alabama: Tickets cost $10 for courtside seats (front court and back court) and baseline reserved seats; $9 for adult general admission seats; $4 for general admission tickets for youths age 18 and under; and $4 for students.