Tickets for 2013 women's SEC tournament on sale

Tennessee coaches, from left, head coach Pat Summitt, assistant coach Mickie DeMoss, and associate head coach Holly Warlick exchange words with a game official during the championship game of SEC Women's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Sunday, March 4, 2012. 

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Tennessee coaches, from left, head coach Pat Summitt, assistant coach Mickie DeMoss, and associate head coach Holly Warlick exchange words with a game official during the championship game of SEC Women's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Sunday, March 4, 2012. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Tickets for the 2013 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament are now on sale. The 2013 SEC Women’s Tournament will be held at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia on March 6-10, 2013.

For the second time in SEC history, the Women’s Basketball Tournament will undergo a format change. The tournament, which had been a four-day event featuring 12 teams, will now expand to 14 teams, adding an extra day of competition. The tournament will now begin on Wednesday with two additional games that feature Seeds 11 through 14. Also new to the tournament format will be splitting the early sessions in which the league’s top-two seeds play. The tournament’s top seed will play its first game in the afternoon session, while the No. 2 seed will play in the evening session.

Tickets for the tournament are $90 for a reserved book. A ticket book contains seven tickets, one for each session, which allows one person to attend all 13 games. Tickets can be purchased at www.SECDigitalNetwork.com or by calling (800) 732-4849. Additional information regarding special ticket promotions, including advanced single session ticket sales, will be announced Thursday, October 25.

This is the third time The Arena at Gwinnett Center has hosted the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, with previous trips in 2007 and 2010. The Arena will also host the event in 2014. The Arena at Gwinnett Center seats 10,309 for the SEC Tournament. It is located just off I-85 on Sugarloaf Parkway in Duluth, Georgia, 30 minutes north of downtown Atlanta.

2013 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament Schedule

FIRST ROUND

Wednesday, March 6

6:00 p.m. Game 1 - Seed #12 vs. Seed #13

8:30 p.m. Game 2 - Seed #11 vs. Seed #14

SECOND ROUND

Thursday, March 7

Noon Game 3 - Seed #8 vs. Seed #9

2:30 p.m. Game 4 - Seed #5 vs. Game 1 winner

6:00 p.m. Game 5 - Seed #10 vs. Seed #7

8:30 p.m. Game 6 - Seed #6 vs. Game 2 winner

THIRD ROUND

Friday, March 8

Noon Game 7 - Seed #1 vs. Game 3 winner

2:30 p.m. Game 8 - Seed #4 vs. Game 4 winner

6:00 p.m. Game 9 - Seed #2 vs. Game 5 winner

8:30 p.m. Game 10 - Seed #3 vs. Game 6 winner

SEMIFINALS

Saturday, March 9

4:00 p.m. Game 11 - Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner

5:00 p.m. Game 12- Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner

FINALS

Sunday, March 10

6:00 p.m. Game 13 - Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner

All times EASTERN

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GreenHillsBoy writes:

They could not have picked a worse location. The arena is located on the side of the interstate in suburban Atlanta with minimal access to anything near the area except a big parking lot. If UT does not make much of a run, the place will be a ghost town. Nashville's downtown arena is so superior with tons of restaurants, bars, music all around with easy walking distance. Why the SEC is so enamored with Atlanta is beyond me.

voloffaith writes:

in response to GreenHillsBoy:

They could not have picked a worse location. The arena is located on the side of the interstate in suburban Atlanta with minimal access to anything near the area except a big parking lot. If UT does not make much of a run, the place will be a ghost town. Nashville's downtown arena is so superior with tons of restaurants, bars, music all around with easy walking distance. Why the SEC is so enamored with Atlanta is beyond me.

The current administration says we should share the wealth so hot 'lanta instead of the G arena in 'Country City USA'.

Volinflan writes:

Off subject Trivia Question? On the Lady Vols site when it is scrolling through recently published articles there is one about Kara Lawson getting WNBA honors. Kara is, of course, featured in the photo. A good looking Pat Summitt is there. Who is the other Lady Vol Player? It's got me stumped.

TNINLVF writes:

in response to GreenHillsBoy:

They could not have picked a worse location. The arena is located on the side of the interstate in suburban Atlanta with minimal access to anything near the area except a big parking lot. If UT does not make much of a run, the place will be a ghost town. Nashville's downtown arena is so superior with tons of restaurants, bars, music all around with easy walking distance. Why the SEC is so enamored with Atlanta is beyond me.

Totally disagree!!!!!!!!!! Love Gwinnett Arena - class act host. And, free parking NOT the $20.00 in Nashville & if you leave the lot, it's another $20.00 for the night session!!!!!!! Not a bad seat in the arena!!!!!!!!!! But, then, we go for the bb games!

GreenHillsBoy writes:

in response to TNINLVF:

Totally disagree!!!!!!!!!! Love Gwinnett Arena - class act host. And, free parking NOT the $20.00 in Nashville & if you leave the lot, it's another $20.00 for the night session!!!!!!! Not a bad seat in the arena!!!!!!!!!! But, then, we go for the bb games!

I constantly hear about parking in downtown Nashville, but if you are willing to walk less than three blocks you can find parking at $10 or less and many times street parking for free. The problem with so many is the need to be within a few feet of the arena. I have Predators season tickets and have never paid $20, but I am also willing and need a few extra block walk. The comments from those visiting are typically overwhelming in the amenities in downtown Nashville vs. anywhere else. They also provided parking at LP Field for free and had free buses/trolleys taking fans to and from the arena.

volposter writes:

Gwinnett Arena is a great choice. Been there twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. Last time I looked, Gwinnett was the fastest growing county in the Atlanta area and one of the fastest in the US. Plenty to do there and in the entire Atlanta area. If you get bored in Atlanta you have a serious problem. Great location for this type of tournament. Smart move SEC. Make it permanent.

Glad to hear the parking is still free. Based on recent experiences, not sure I would want to be in downtown Nashville at night and walking to a car or motel blocks away. That location is preferred if you live in the Nashville area or near by, but not likely by too many others in the SEC or elsewhere.

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