Maui Invitational venues
Maui Invitational Tickets
Team with Most Wins: Duke
Location: Lahaina Civic Center on Maui
Host: Chaminade University of Honolulu
History: Annual Tournament since 1984
2019 Teams: BYU, Chaminade, Dayton, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, Virginia Tech
2020 Teams: Alabama, Davidson College, Indiana, North Carolina, Providence College, Stanford, UT Austin, UNLV
Date: Thanksgiving Week, Nov. 25-27, 2019
Maui Invitational TicketsStarted in 1984, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational is one of the most highly anticipated preseason basketball tournaments. The event is hosted by Division II Chaminade University of Honolulu. Sponsored since 2015 by Maui Jim, the manufacturer of sunglasses and eyewear, this tournament invites some of the top Division I men’s basketball teams across the United States to participate. The earlier rounds are played at various campus locations, leading to the championship game played every year over the Thanksgiving holiday at the Lahaina Civic Center on the island of Maui in Hawaii. It's played a bit earlier than other basketball tournaments, classifying this as an early-season tournament. Since its inception, this tournament been shown on ESPN and is one of the most popular early-season basketball tournaments on television. Still, you might prefer the excitement and energy of the live event. If so, get your Maui Invitational tickets at StubHub.
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How big is the Lahaina Civic Center?The Lahaina Civic Center is approximately 20,800 square feet. It features permanent seating on the east end of the court and retractable seating on the north and south ends.
What are the availability and cost for Maui Invitational tickets?The Lahaina Civic Center holds only 2,400 seats. With such an intimately sized arena, the good news is that every seat is a good seat that offers a great view. The ticket prices for the bracketed games range from a lower cost for a Game 1 bleacher seat to a higher ptice for Game 8 seats. Check StubHub for current ticket prices.
What are some highlights to know about the Maui Invitational tournament?Because the tournament is by invitation only, the competition is guaranteed to be fierce. The Maui Invitational often becomes a good preseason preview for what to expect during next year’s March Madness. This year's tournament features not one but two Coach of the Year winners. The 2019 Maui Invitational has three of last season’s March Madness Final Four teams in Kansas, UCLA and Michigan State.
Which teams have won the Maui Jim Maui Invitational the most?The Duke University Blue Devils team has won the Maui Invitational an impressive five times in 1992, 1997, 2001, 2007 and 2011. Duke faces stiff competition, however, with North Carolina on its heels. The North Carolina Tar Heels program has won four times in 1999, 2004, 2008 and 2016.
How does the Maui Invitational benefit the Hawaiian locals?For many years, the Maui Invitational was sponsored by EA Sports. Held every year during a time frame that was traditionally a lull in tourism for Hawaii, the tournament has given a significant boost to the local economy on Maui. Roughly 5,000 basketball fans travel to Hawaii every year to cheer on their favorite teams, generating an estimated $12.1 million in revenue. The Honolulu Advertiser reported in 2006 that the tournament had made more than $110 million in revenue for the local economy at that time.
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