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Northwestern Basketball Tickets

Much like the school’s football program, the Northwestern Wildcats basketball program remained dormant for many years. Cheap Northwestern basketball tickets were widely available with the Wildcats spending decades as the Big Ten’s perennial-basement dweller. However, that all changed in 2017 when the Wildcats earned their first NCAA Tournament bid in program history. That was a game-changer for the program that has created a brighter future for the Wildcats and created a lot more demand for last-minute Northwestern basketball tickets.

Once Upon a Time

Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to believe, but Northwestern basketball did spend a little bit of time as a national heavyweight. Under head coach Arthur Lonborg, the Wildcats went 16-1 during the 1930-31 season, winning the Western Conference championship. Northwestern was also retroactively given the national championship for that season. Two years later, the Wildcats won another conference title, although it remains their most recent conference championship.

The Dark Days Are Over

After the two conference titles in the 1930s, it was a long time until Northwestern basketball was on anybody’s radar. It was literally decades until the Big Ten had to take the Wildcats seriously. Bill Carmody made a little headway in the early 21st century, taking Northwestern to the NIT in four straight years from 2009 to 2012. However, it was Chris Collins who finally made the breakthrough in 2017, helping the Wildcats earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Northwestern also got their first-ever tournament win, knocking off Vanderbilt in the First Round. For other programs, it may not have been a big deal. But for the Wildcats, it was like reaching the top of the mountain and a sign that Northwestern is capable of having a winning basketball program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does Northwestern Basketball Play?

The Wildcats play their home games at Welsh-Ryan Arena, which is located near the Northwestern campus in Evanston, Illinois. The venue first opened in 1952 and served as the host site for the 1956 Final Four. Walsh-Ryan Arena underwent extensive renovations in 2017 and 2018 to upgrade the facilities. However, the capacity for basketball games following the renovation is a little more than 7,000 fans, making it the smallest basketball venue in the Big Ten.

When do Northwestern tickets go on sale?

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

Is it better to buy Northwestern tickets in advance?

With Northwestern 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 Northwestern 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 Northwestern tickets?

The best way to buy cheap Northwestern 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 Northwestern tickets. Can you buy Northwestern 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 Northwestern 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 Welsh-Ryan Arena will be before you buy those cheap Northwestern tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Northwestern tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are Northwestern Basketball tickets?

Northwestern ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for Northwestern tickets is around $33 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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