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NAIA Men’s Basketball Tournament

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - March 26 @ 9:00 pm

College basketball’s oldest national championship returns to Kansas City in 2024, marking 78 years in the City of Fountains and 86 years overall. The competition will host 16 teams in a 15-game, single-elimination format.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is excited to announce that all-tournament tickets to the 86th annual NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship will go on sale on Monday, December 18. Fans can purchase advance tickets at naiahoops.com/tickets. Fans can purchase all-tournament passes – courtside, reserved or general admission.

The historic event gets underway at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo., March 21, 2024 with the first of 15 games tipping at 1:00 p.m. CST. “We are excited to bring back the tradition of this historic tournament again here in Kansas City at Municipal Arena,” said Austin Bennett, NAIA Championship Tournament Director. “We have a dedicated fan base that has been at every game at this event for 10, and sometimes over 20 years while it has been here in KC. We can’t wait to see them and several new faces in the stands to enjoy the most intense basketball championship in college!”

The NAIA and the Heart of America Athletic Conference will offer a family-friendly atmosphere that includes non-stop basketball action and various promotions throughout the championship.

VIP seating will be available for purchase in addition to any reserved all-tournament ticket purchase. For an additional fee, fans will have access to the VIP All-Tournament area, which comes complete with food and beverages.

For ticket and promotional information, go to naiahoops.com/tickets or call the NAIA at 816.595.8129.

Single-Day General Admission

  • Adults (Ages 13+) – $25 per day
  • NAIA Students with NAIA Student ID – $12 per day (available at box office only)
  • High School Students with Student ID – $10 per day (available at box office only)
  • Students (Ages 5-12) – $6 per day
  • Kids (Ages 4 and Under) – FREE

Single-Day Reserved Seats

  • Adults (Ages 13+) – $35 per day
  • Students (Ages 5-12) – $10 per day
  • Kids (Ages 4 and under) – FREE

Single-Day Courtside Seats

  • $75 per day, per seat

Here is how to purchase Single Day Tickets:

  • Visit the Municipal Auditorium Box Office
    • Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
    • Box Office Phone: 816.513.5074
    • Address: 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Mo 64105
  • Buy tickets via Ticketmaster (available February, 2023)
  • Note: Single Day purchases are non-refundable.



All-Tournament Tickets grant the purchaser access to all 15 games of the National Championship.

Courtside Seats

  • $350 per seat
  • Includes a VIP Hospitality Credential
    • Allows the ticket holder to access the courtside VIP Hospitality area. Includes courtside meals, with access to popcorn and beverages.

Reserved Seats

  • $125 per seat
  • Pick and choose a specific seat you want to watch all games of the National Championship in!
  • Reserved Seats are first come-first served

General Admission Seats

  • $90 per seat
  • General Admission seats are subjected to all un-reserved areas

Here is how to purchase All-Tournament Tickets:

  • Buy tickets via Ticketmaster
  • Note: All-Tournament Tickets purchased through the NAIA directly are refundable until March 1, 2024.


March 21 @ 1:00 pm
March 26 @ 9:00 pm
Municipal Arena
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