March Madness Headed to Pittsburgh | Sports Destination Management

March Madness Headed to Pittsburgh

Jan 03, 2022

The Road to the Final Four® stops in Pittsburgh March 18 & 20, 2022, at PPG Paints Arena, when Duquesne University and SportsPITTSBURGH play host to the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA March Madness Tournament.

All sessions tickets for the general public are on sale now and can be purchased at

All sessions tickets include two sessions (four games) on March 18 and one session (two games) on March 20. Also available now are premium ticket packages through the NCAA Fan Experience powered by On Location, the Official Ticket & Hospitality Provider of the NCAA.

Packages include official tickets, invenue hospitality and special fan opportunities. All sessions, as well as single-session, packages can be purchased at “Duquesne Athletics is honored to again serve as a host for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship,” Duquesne Director of Athletics Dave Harper said.

“Next March marks the sixth time DU will serve as a first and second round host, an admirable accomplishment made possible thanks to our strong partnership with SportsPITTSBURGH and PPG Paints Arena. Together, we’re looking forward to welcoming the NCAA back to Pittsburgh and hosting six exciting, competitive games.”

“The successful relationship between the NCAA and Pittsburgh will continue in 2022 when we welcome back the NCAA March Madness Tournament,” SportsPITTSBURGH Executive Director Jennifer Hawkins said. “We thank the NCAA for continuing to trust Pittsburgh with providing student-athletes, coaches and fans with iconic sports experiences, and we’re proud to again say that the Road to the Final Four goes through Pittsburgh.”

“PPG Paints Arena has hosted several electrifying NCAA championship events in recent years, which bring thousands of visitors and millions in economic impact to the city,” Kevin Acklin, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for the Pittsburgh Penguins, said. “We are excited to host March Madness and help create memorable experiences for players and fans with the 2022 first and second round games.”

About Duquesne University Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals.

The University’s academic programs, community service and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.

About SportsPITTSBURGH As a division of VisitPITTSBURGH, SportsPITTSBURGH’s primary goal is to attract and host a wide variety of sporting events while providing planners and local stakeholders with the expertise and professionalism required to host a world-class event in the Pittsburgh region.

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