“Selling out the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship at Sprint Center in five days is remarkable,” said Tim Allen, Senior Associate Commissioner and Championship Director. “It is a testament to the hard work and support of everyone in Kansas City and we look forward to another memorable experience for our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans.”
The 2014 Championship marks the sixth year that Sprint Center has hosted the four-day event, scheduled for March 12-15. The Championship has sold out in each year since returning to Kansas City in 2008 and from 2010-14.
“It is a privilege for Sprint Center to once again welcome basketball fans from throughout the region to a sold-out Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship,” said Tinnen. “We are delighted to share this accomplishment with Kansas City volunteers and fans who continue to demonstrate unbridled enthusiasm for college basketball.”
Also, prior to the event, a decision will be made regarding the possibility of making a limited number of standing-room only tickets available for the event. Should standing-room tickets be available, information will be distributed through the conference website at Big12Sports.com.
About Big 12 Conference
The Big 12 Conference is comprised of 10 Universities - Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. The Big 12 is an NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics conference that encompasses five states with over 37 million people within its geographic footprint. During its 17-year history, the Conference has produced 566 Academic All-America selections, and claimed national championship team titles in 16 of its 23 sponsored sports. Its student-athletes and teams have combined for 537 individual NCAA titles and 52 team national championships. More than 4,200 student-athletes from across the United States and around the World compete annually under the Big 12 banner.
About Sprint Center/AEG Kansas City
Sprint Center is Kansas City’s home for live entertainment and sporting events. Anchor to more than $6 billion of reinvestment in a revitalized downtown Kansas City, the award winning venue has welcomed nearly 7 million guests attending nearly 750 events. Having exceeded attendance and financial projections in each year since opening in 2007, AEG/Sprint Center has provided nearly $9.3 million in unanticipated revenue to the City of Kansas City, Mo. through a revenue sharing provision in the arena management agreement. For additional information, visit www.sprintcenter.com, www.twitter.com/sprintcenter or www.facebook.com/sprintcenterkc.