Hoops in the Heartland Single-Session Tickets on Sale Now – Southern Illinois University Athletics

The Missouri Valley Conference will conduct its eighth Quad Cities-based postseason women’s basketball championship when the MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament hits the hardwood at Vibrant Arena at The MARK, on March 9-12, 2023.  The MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament — also known uniquely as “Hoops in the Heartland” to Valley fans — will be played at Vibrant Arena and feature a 12-team field for the first time in the event’s history. With eight-straight years at the same neutral site, Hoops in the Heartland is the longest standalone neutral site women’s basketball tourney in the nation.

2023 Hoops in the Heartland single-session tournament tickets went on sale this week, and are available at the Vibrant Arena box office and on TicketMaster.com.  All-session tickets (11 games) start at $65.  Prices for single-session tickets vary, depending on section:

Sessions I & II (Thursday) — $25/20/12 / Sessions III & IV (Friday) – $25/20/12 / Sessions V & VI (Saturday & Sunday) – $25/20/12

Saluki fans who would like to purchase all-session tickets should contact the SIU Athletics ticket office or call 877-SALUKIS. 

Tournament Game Times (All times CST):
Session I — Thursday, March 9 — 12 p.m. & 30 minutes after Game 1 ends.
Session II — Thursday, March 9 — 6 p.m. & 30 minutes after Game 3 ends.
Session III — Friday, March 10 — 12 p.m. & 30 minutes after Game 5 ends.
Session IV — Friday, March 10 — 6 p.m. & 30 minutes after Game 7 ends.
Session V — Saturday, March 11 — 1:30 p.m. & 30 minutes after Game 9 ends.
Session VI — Sunday, March 12 — 1 p.m.

Opening Round pairings to be announced March 4.

TICKET DISCOUNTS

FAMILY FUN PACK (All Six Sessions):
Beginning on Tuesday, January 17 through Sunday, March 12, fans can obtain a coupon good for the Hoops in the Heartland Family Fun Pack — 4 tickets, 4 sodas and 2 large popcorns for $42 – via the mvcquadcities.com website.  Fans must present this coupon at the Vibrant Arena at The MARK box office window to receive the discount.  The promotion is not valid with any other discount offer or coupon. The promotion is good while supply lasts. 

Click Here to View/Download the Hoops in the Heartland Family Fun Pack Coupon (PDF)

AMERICAN HEROES (All Six Sessions):
Beginning on Tuesday, January 17 through Sunday, March 12, the Missouri Valley Conference will offer discounted tickets to American Heroes in honor of U.S. service men and women (active or retired), as well as firefighters, police, EMTs, nurses and other first responders.  Each may purchase a single-session ticket by presenting valid identification at the Vibrant Arena at The MARK box office only – subject to availability.  Prices are $9 per ticket.    Personnel are limited to four tickets per session but can buy tickets for multiple sessions at the same time.  Personnel’s guests must also be present for any additional ticket purchased.  The promotion is not valid with any other discount offer or coupon. The promotion is good while supply lasts.

Click Here to View/Download the Hoops in the Heartland American Heroes Flyer (PDF)

EDUCATOR APPRECIATION (All Six Sessions):
Beginning on Tuesday, January 17 through Sunday, March 12, the Missouri Valley Conference is offering discounted tickets to all teachers, as well as principals, custodians, bus drivers and other school district staff members. Each may purchase a single-session ticket by presenting valid identification at the Vibrant Arena at The MARK box office only – subject to availability.  Prices are $9 per ticket.    Personnel are limited to four tickets per session, but can buy tickets for multiple sessions at the same time.  Personnel’s guests must also be present for any additional ticket purchased.  The promotion is not valid with any other discount offer or coupon. The promotion is good while supply lasts.

Click here to View/Download the Hoops in the Heartland American Heroes Flyer (PDF)

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