Planning for 2019 NCAA WBB Tournament
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Tips for Pac-12 WBB Tournament -- Mandalay Bay -- March 5-8, 2020

2020 Pac12 WBB Tourney

Mark your Calendar for March 5-8 and note the new location this year:  Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas

This 12,000-seat arena also serves as the home arena for the WNBA Las Vegas Aces, and this season's WNBA All-Star events.  It should make a good environment for our tournament.

 

Tickets & Seating:

Tickets are available now! (link)   All session tickets run $105 (upper), $125 (nicer/lower), and some premium options on the floor for $250 & $360.   All Tickets have an extra fee ~$35.

If you want to call and talk to a ticket person in October, you can still contact the Seattle Storm ticket office.  They handled the Presale event, and they can assist you find a seat you like and avoid the online ticket fees.   You can Contact Jaron Iwakami, Sr. Manager Ticket Sales: (206)272-2553 or email JIwakami@Stormbasketball.com

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Lodging:

For those making travel plans, consider making reservations at Mandalay Bay or nearby if you want to catch all the tournament fanfare.   Mandalay Bay is on the southern tip of the strip.

There are cheaper options nearby.   There is a free tram that runs every 3-7 minutes between three MGM sister properties along the southern strip: Mandalay Bay, Luxor and Excalibur.   Excalibur is definitely more affordable.    If you're looking for upscale, Mandalay bay has many suites as well as floors run by the Four Seasons.  There is also a separate Denalo tower.

 

Special Events!?

If you attend, we recommend following the team's Social Media accounts on Facebook and Twitter during the event.  (Remember that you can peek there even without having an account).    They often announce send-off events with the band & cheer & Duck.  Those events are too last-minute and fluid for us to document or email.

 

Useful Links:

  • Tournament Home Page (link)
  • Tournament Hotel "Discount" Page (link)
  • Mandalay Bay (link)

 

Extras:

Megan (Murphy) Lopez was in Vegas with the other Pac-12 DOBOs (Director-Of-Basketball-Operations) to prep for the upcoming Tourney. Megan (middle-left) wanted everyone to be aware of the change of venue.

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