Big 12 Wrestling Championship Coming to Kansas City
8 Dec, 2015
The 2016 Big 12 Wrestling Championship will take place March 5-6 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, marking the first neutral-site conference championship for the sport.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Big12Sports.com/buytickets, SprintCenter.com; charged by phone at 888-929-7849 and Price Chopper Box Office at Sprint Center.
Tickets start at $40, with premium seating priced at $60 and VIP seats available for $100. The two-day event will feature four sessions of action, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Each ticket purchased gains access to all four sessions.
Special group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For information on group tickets, call 816-949-7175, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Subscribers to the ‘Sprint Center Connection’ newsletter will receive a special presale scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20.
“Given the support of Big 12 events over the years in Kansas City, staging our first neutral site wrestling championship at Sprint Center is a natural fit,” commented Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby.
One hundred student-athletes will compete across 10 weight classes for a chance to be a Big 12 Champion and for automatic berths into the NCAA National Championship tournament. Big 12 programs have a rich history of wrestling success garnering 49 NCAA team titles and crowning 277 individual national champions.
“We are thrilled that the Big 12 Conference chose Kansas City to host the first off-campus Big 12 Wrestling Championships,” said Kathy Nelson, President and CEO of the Kansas City Sports Commission.
In July, the conference announced the addition of six wrestling affiliate members. Air Force, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming will join Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia in Kansas City for Big 12 Championship competition.
2016 Big 12 Wrestling Championship Schedule
Saturday, March 5:
Session I – 11:00 a.m. Preliminary & Quarterfinal Matches
Session II – 5:00 p.m. Semifinal & Consolation Quarterfinal Matches
Sunday, March 6:
Session III – 9:00 a.m. Consolation Semifinals, Third and Fifth Place Matches
Session IV – 1:00 p.m. Championship Matches