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Akron Basketball Tickets

Much like in football, the MAC doesn’t always get a lot of respect on the basketball court. But the Akron Zips are definitely one of the teams in the MAC that’s worth watching. Traditionally, the Zips have struggled, making cheap Akron basketball tickets easy to find. However, the program has come alive during the 21st century. The Zips have become one of the teams at the top of the MAC hierarchy, leading to basketball fans in Northeast Ohio grabbing last-minute Akron basketball tickets as fast as they can.

Making the Jump

Akron didn’t become a Division 1 basketball school until 1980, which explains their lack of history on the hardwood. Nevertheless, the Zips had some early success in Division 1, particularly under head coach Bob Huggins, who coached at Akron for five seasons, winning 20-plus games four times and taking the Zips to their first-ever NCAA Tournament in 1986. Unfortunately, much of the progress Akron made under Huggins was lost when the Zips joined the MAC for the 1992-93 season.

The Magic Man

The Zips finally started to get things moving in the right direction under Keith Dambrot, who is well-known for coaching LeBron James at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron. Dambrot took over as head coach of Akron in 2004 and coached the Zips to a winning record in all 13 of his seasons. His tenure, which ended in 2017, also included four regular-season MAC championships and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. He built a solid mid-major program that he handed over to John Groce in 2017. Groce quickly put his stamp on the program, guiding the Zips to another MAC regular-season title in 2020, leaving little doubt that Akron is one of the league’s pre-eminent programs.












Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does Akron Basketball Play?

The Zips play their home games at James A. Rhodes Arena, which is located on campus in Akron, Ohio. The arena opened in 1983 and is named after former Ohio governor Jim Rhodes. Affectionately known as The JAR, the venue holds just 5,500 fans for basketball games, but with sellouts becoming more common, it’s now one of the most intimidating venues for road teams in the MAC.

When do Akron tickets go on sale?

Cheap Akron tickets to games played at  James A. Rhodes Arena are available months in advance, as are Akron tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check Akron’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy Akron tickets in advance?

With Akron tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Akron games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap Akron tickets?

The best way to buy cheap Akron tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Akron tickets. Can you buy Akron tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap Akron tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at  James A. Rhodes Arena will be before you buy those cheap Akron tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Akron tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are Akron Basketball tickets?

Akron ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for Akron tickets is around $37 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 




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