(3-22-19) The OHSAA attendance numbers for the two Thursday sessions is dramatically down from 2017-18 numbers. The two sessions featured D III and D II teams.This is the first time that fans had to buy one ticket for both game in each of the Division semifinals. In the past fans had to buy individual tickets for each semifinal game and would have to leave the arena at the end of each contest.
Both sessions saw significant drops from the 2018 tournament.
- Difference (2018-2019) — 13,636 – 8,089 = 5,547
- Difference (2018-2019) — 19,602 – 1,0843 = 8,759
Total loss for Thursday in attendance – 14, 306
Tournament Attendance For 2019
2019 Division III Semifinals
Attendance for session one was 8,089.
- Purcell Marian (24-4) vs. Harvest Prep (26-2)
- Lutheran East (19-8) vs. Cardinal Stritch (24-3)
6,606 – DIII – Cleveland Heights Lutheran East vs. Deer Park
7,030 – DIII – Harvest Prep vs. Columbus Africentric
2019 Division II Semifinals
Attendance for session two was 10,843.
- Sheridan (21-5) vs. Columbus South (27-1)
- Akron Buchtel (20-7) vs Trotwood-Madison (26-2)
9,255 – DII – Trotwood-Madison vs. Byesville Meadowbrook
10,347 – DII – Lexington vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary
Difference (2018-2019) — 19,602 – 1,0843 = 8,759
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OHSAA Ticket Prices For 2019 Tournament
All-session tickets in the Entry and Club Level are $144 each. All-session tickets in the Terrace Level are $96 each. Single-session tickets go on sale March 18 at 10 a.m. Single-session tickets cost $20 per session for the Entry and Club Levels and $15 for the Terrace Level. Fans wanting to sit in their school’s section should purchase tickets at the school during state tournament week.
Boys Basketball “Center Court Club” Tickets
During the boys basketball state tournament, tickets are available in the Center Court Club, which is located very close to the court and gives fans the opportunity to remain in the arena between games in a special hospitality area. Center Court Club tickets cost $495 for an all-session tickets.
Boys Basketball “Four Pack” Offer
A special “Four Pack” ticket offer for “Championship Saturday” of the boys basketball state tournament is available and includes a ticket to all four championship games in the Terrace Level for $48.
Boys Basketball Single-Session Group Tickets
Groups of 10 or more can puchase tickets at a discounted rate of $11/ticket (plus $1 fee) for any session. Seats are located in the Terrace Level.