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UC Irvine Basketball Tickets

The coolest nickname in college basketball might belong to the UC Irvine Anteaters. That alone is enough of a reason to get your hands on last-minute UC Irvine basketball tickets. Of course, the Anteaters are more than just a cool nickname. They are also one of the top up-and-coming programs in the college basketball landscape. The Anteaters have come on strong in recent years and have a chance to be the next great mid-major. In other words, the days in which it’s easy to get cheap UC Irvine basketball tickets are almost over.

Into the Deep

The rise of UC Irvine basketball to prominence is nothing short of meteoric. During the 1996-97 season, the Anteaters were a bad 1-25. It was a low point for a program that knows a lot about dark days. However, fresh off a Division II national championship with Cal State Bakersfield, Pat Douglass took over the Anteaters and completely rebuilt them. Douglass led UC Irvine to a pair of Big West regular-season championships in 2001 and 2002, completing a swift and improbable turnaround.

Rise of the Anteaters

Douglass continued to make UC Irvine a respectable program until 2010 when he passed the torch to Russell Turner. In his first job as a head coach, Turner took the torch and ran with it. In 2014, he led UC Irvine to another Big West regular-season title, and in 2015, he took the Anteaters to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Under Turner, UC Irvine won five Big West regular-season titles in seven years. That stretch included the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win, a first-round upset of Kansas State in 2019 to cap off a 31-win season and leave no doubt that UC Irvine is a mid-major to watch closely in the years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does UC Irvine Basketball Play?

The Anteaters currently play their home games at the Donald Bren Events Center, which is located on-campus in Irvine, California. The arena opened in 1987 and also hosts UC Irvine’s volleyball teams, as well as concerts and other events, including visits from Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and the Dalai Lama. For basketball games, the capacity of the Bren Events Center falls just short of 5,000 fans.

When do UC Irvine tickets go on sale?

Cheap UC Irvine tickets to games played at Donald Bren Events Center are available months in advance, as are UC Irvine tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check UC Irvine’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy UC Irvine tickets in advance?

With UC Irvine 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 UC Irvine 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 UC Irvine tickets?

The best way to buy cheap UC Irvine 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 UC Irvine tickets. Can you buy UC Irvine 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 UC Irvine 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 Donald Bren Events Center will be before you buy those cheap UC Irvine tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap UC Irvine tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are UC Irvine Basketball tickets?

UC Irvine ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for UC Irvine tickets is around $26 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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