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Tips for 2020 NCAA Tournament

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Us fans have high hopes, for sure, but we'll love supporting our team wherever they go.   Most of you figured this all out last year, but below are tips for reference if you are looking for them.

 


 

NCAA SubRegionals (rounds of 64 & 32):  Hosting @ MKA!???

Experts predict the Ducks make the Top 16, and the Top 16 teams all get to host the first two rounds of the Tournament.   If the UO is selected as a host, the ticket office will be ready to sell you All Session tickets for MKA right after the Selection Show.

To be clear, post-season tickets are handled differently than regular-season.  We've been told from long-time fans that this can be frustrating.  Our club president did chat with the ticket office to clarify, and here's what to remember:

  • Post-Season games are run by the NCAA. They have processes they've refined for handling these tournaments. It isn't in UO's control.
  • For tickets, your seating priority will be determined by your Duck Athletic Fund (DAF) point status. Larger DAF donors will have access to the best seats, over someone that only earned DAF points for WBB season tickets.
  • Over time, I hope we can learn to appreciate all of the good parts of this: (a) having a great, host-worthy team, and (b) having solid DAF support for our program and facilities.   Our WBB revenue has been growing, but at the moment it still relies on other support.

 


Regionals

NCAA Regionals (Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight):  March 27-30

The NCAA regionals will be in Portland (OR), Dallas (TX), Fort Wayne (IN), and Greenville (SC).    Some people are making their full Portland arrangements now, though Stanford and Oregon State will make it tougher than ever for us to earn a spot.   (Some experts wonder if Oregon, Stanford and Oregon State could ALL be in the Final Four).   There is a VERY good chance that a Pac-12 team will be in Portland.

You may start by considering "If the Ducks made it to the Portland Regional..."  would you want a hotel or would you commute from Eugene?   If you wanted a Hotel you might start looking now, and maybe make a cancellable reservation.   The NCAA hasn't announced it, but the MODA center says the Portland Regional games are Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1:00pm and Monday, March 30, 2020 @ 7:30pm.

Portland Tickets:  You can find info/ticket info on the MODA Center page (link).   Tickets are officially on sale Tues Oct 15th @ 10am.   All-Session Tickets run $65 Adult / $25 Youth & Seniors.   If you plan to drive/park, consider getting a $35 parking pass early!  

Portland Transit:  You might ponder if you plan to drive to the Arena, walk from Hotel, or use transit.   If you're adventurous, you could Taxi/Uber/Lift, or use a TriMet MAX train to travel between Hotel & Arena.   (Some of the The MAX Blue/Green/Red/Yellow lines all stop at the Rose Quarter which let you find other hotels farther away. Day Pass is $5 adult ($2.50 youth/seniors). You can find hotels downtown, near West Burnside Street (near a MAX Blue Line stop), or along SW 6th Avenue (near a MAX Yellow&Green lines stop).  

  • TriMet Home Page (link)
  • A 3rd-party MoovIt site to help you find transit to Moda center (link)

 


 

NCAA Final Four & Championship:  New Orleans,  April 3-5, 2020

You don't need travel tips from me, as you can buy tickets & hospitality packages through the official NCAA site (https://www.ncaa.com/womens-final-four) or other travel companies.   They have ability to help resell your tickets if plans/conditions change.