Big Ten Tournament Single-Session Tickets on Sale Saturday

Feb. 2, 2006

PARK RIDGE, IL – The chance to get in on the 2006 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament action is here. The Big Ten Conference and Indiana Sports Corporation announced today that single-session tickets for the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament will go on sale Saturday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m. (CST).

Single-session tickets for the event range from $10-$14. Tickets can be purchased through any Ticketmaster outlet, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone numbers (317-239-5151 in central Indiana), and the Conseco Fieldhouse box office.

The tournament will be held March 2-6 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. No tournament games will take place on Saturday, March 4 due to the IHSAA Girl’s State Basketball Finals.

The Big Ten is again one of the premier conferences in NCAA women’s basketball. Last season, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue advanced to the NCAA Tournament, with the Spartans concluding their season in the national championship game. This week, the Big Ten has four teams ranked in the Top 20. Ohio State is ranked No. 7, followed by No. 8 Purdue, No. 12 Minnesota and No. 17 Michigan State.

In addition, fans can still purchase tickets to the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament that will take place the weekend following the women’s event, March 9-12, at Conseco Fieldhouse. Tickets are available at any Ticketmaster location, Ticketmaster charge by phone, and the Conseco Fieldhouse box office.

Ticketmaster charge by phone numbers local to the Big Ten Universities are: Champaign, Ill. (217) 351-2626; Bloomington, Ind. (812) 333-9955; Iowa City, Iowa (319) 363-1888; Ann Arbor, Mich. (248) 645-6666; East Lansing, Mich. (517) 484-5656; Minneapolis, Minn. (651) 989-5151; Chicago/Evanston, Ill. (312) 559-1212; Columbus, Ohio (614) 431-3600; University Park, Pa. (570) 693-4100; West Lafayette, Ind. (765) 743-5151 and Madison, Wis. (608) 255-4646.

2006 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Schedule
Date – Session – Time (ET) – Ticket Price
March 2 – Session 1 (first round, three games) – 3 p.m. – $10
March 3 – Session 2 (quarterfinals, two games) – 12 p.m. – $12
March 3 – Session 3 (quarterfinals, two games) – 6 p.m. – $12
March 5 – Session 4 (semifinals, two games) – 1 p.m. – $14
March 6 – Session 5 (championship game) – 7 p.m. – $14

Hotel Information
Contact the Big Ten Tournament Housing Bureau at, (800) 556-INDY (4639), (317) 684-2573 or to reserve hotel rooms. More than 5,000 hotel rooms in downtown Indianapolis are within walking distance of Conseco Fieldhouse. There are more than 21,000 hotel rooms throughout the Indianapolis metropolitan area.