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About the East Tennessee State Basketball
ETSU Basketball Tickets
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are one of those college basketball teams you always seem to hear about every few years, usually in March. Most fans probably assume that it’s easy to get cheap ETSU basketball tickets because the Buccaneers play in the tiny Southern Conference. But the Buccaneers are one of the better teams in the SoCon, meaning they’re a threat almost every year to reach the NCAA Tournament. It also means that fans are lucky if they can get last-minute ETSU basketball tickets because the Buccaneers know how to play ball.
One Magic Moment
East Tennessee State began playing basketball at the Division 1 level in 1958. A decade later, the Buccaneers had their best season in program history. In 1968, ETSU won the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season and tournament championships, earning them a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time. The Buccaneers went on to beat Florida State to advance to the Sweet 16, a massive accomplishment for such a young program.
The Buccaneers have switched conferences a few times during their time in Division 1. They moved from the Ohio Valley to the SoCon to the Atlantic Sun and eventually back to the SoCon. But no matter the conference, they’ve always been competitive. Since 1989, the Bucs have won either their conference regular-season or tournament crown over a dozen times. They have just one win in their NCAA Tournament history outside of their win in 1968. However, the Buccaneers, while usually a double-digit seed, rarely go down without a fight. Over the years, ETSU has developed a reputation as the kind of team that powerhouse programs don’t want to play in March.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Does ETSU Basketball Play?
In 2014, the Buccaneers began playing their home games at the Freedom Hall Civic Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. The venue isn’t located on the ETSU campus, but it’s less than two miles away from the school’s main campus. Freedom Hall Civic Center opened in 1974 and was hosting concerts, theatrical productions, rodeos, and more long before the Buccaneers moved in. Nevertheless, it’s been a good home to the ETSU basketball program and holds more than 6,000 fans for basketball games.
When do ETSU tickets go on sale?
Cheap ETSU tickets to games played at the Freedom Hall Civic Center are available months in advance, as are ETSU tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check ETSU’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.
Is it better to buy ETSU tickets in advance?
With ETSU 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 ETSU 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 ETSU tickets?
The best way to buy cheap ETSU 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 ETSU tickets. Can you buy ETSU 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 ETSU 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 the Freedom Hall Civic Center will be before you buy those cheap ETSU tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap ETSU tickets, turn to Gametime.
How much are ETSU Basketball tickets?
ETSU ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for ETSU tickets is around $27 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand.