LAS VEGAS HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL
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Las Vegas Holiday Invitational Tickets
Event: Las Vegas Holiday Invitational
Sport: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
Number of Teams: 8
Notable Champions: Michigan State, North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Butler
First Year: 2003
Las Vegas Holiday Invitational TicketsLas Vegas isn’t just famous for its luxurious casinos and musical entertainment. It is also home to one of the best early-season basketball tournaments in the nation. This includes the Las Vegas Holiday Invitational, which started in 2003. Past champions include the most recognizable names in NCAA basketball. Many participating teams typically rank among the nation’s top 25 and earn bids to the NCAA Tournament every March. Don’t be surprised if you see several of these players on National Basketball Association rosters next season. All the participating teams play several times, making this a multi-day tournament that gives you plenty of game options. There's also an exciting championship for the top teams. Tournament games are played in Orleans Arena, located near the Las Vegas strip. You will find many convenient amenities and services in the arena. The quality of the facility led the publication Venues Today to name it as the No. 1 midsize arena. Once the tournament is over, you can extend your entertainment choices with just a short walk to the strip. Be sure to get your Las Vegas Holiday Invitational tickets at StubHub.
Why is this a significant collegiate basketball tournament?High-caliber basketball schools that have a reputation for producing NCAA champions and ranked teams frequently take part in this tournament. The 2019 featured lineup was no different. Top-level basketball programs play this and a few other tournaments early in the season to determine how they will measure up against other elite programs.
Do all major college basketball conferences participate in this tournament?All of the major power conferences have been a part of this tournament throughout its history. These include the Big Ten, ACC, SEC, Big 12, Big East, PAC-12 and Mountain West. Several of these conferences represent themselves every year. Key teams from lesser-known conferences also take part.
What can I expect at this event?Expect high-energy basketball games with spectacular shooting and athleticism. Holiday collegiate basketball tournaments typically attract alumni, traveling students and other fans of the schools represented. Their passion and enthusiasm will be on full display with school attire and colors. These elite tournaments may also bring out current and former NBA stars, famous entertainers and known alumni of participating schools. With its Las Vegas location, you just may have a VIP sighting.
Is Orleans Arena a good place to watch basketball games?Orleans Arena is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment venues. It consistently wins national quality and ticket sales awards for arenas in the midsize category. There are several concession locations strategically placed throughout the facility that serve hot dogs to deluxe burgers and specials. With a basketball seating capacity of approximately 8,000, the arena will have an intimate feel while offering pleasant sightlines. Orleans Arena is next to the Orleans Hotel & Casino, offering you a choice of hotel rooms, 12 restaurants and gaming opportunities. There is a parking garage adjacent to the facility with free self-parking and valet parking for a fee. Other free street-level parking exists near the arena and other Orleans facilities.
What else is there to do near Orleans Arena?If you attend each day of this tournament, there will be plenty for you to do before and after the games. Aside from the adjacent restaurants and casino, the arena is located just 1.5 miles west from the Las Vegas Strip. There, you can access world-class entertainment, gaming, restaurants, architecture and more. McCarran International Airport is just a 10-minute drive from the Orleans Arena and Hotel & Casino.
Where can I buy tickets to the Las Vegas Invitational Tournament?StubHub is the world’s largest marketplace for event tickets and a great place to find and reserve your seat(s) to this exciting basketball event.
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