Tuesday, December 17, 2013

NCAA | Final Four at Key Arena on brink of a sellout

Less than 200 seats remain; still a few suites available
  • #12 Wisconsin vs. #1 Texas | December 19 | 4:30 PM |Key Arena (NCAA Semifinal)
  • #2 Penn State vs. #3 Washington | December 19 | 6:30 PM |Key Arena (NCAA Semifinal)

If you’re hoping to see the NCAA Women’s Division 1 Volleyball Championships in person this week, you’ve got one final chance.

The Seattle Sports Commission reports that less than 200 tickets remain, available for purchase through  Ticketmaster’s  website.

8 of Key Arena’s 48 suites are still available, each accommodating 16 people. You can book directly through Key Arena’s suite website.

The NCAA is sponsoring a free Youth Volleyball Clinic at Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club this Saturday. The clinics, open to kids in grades 3 through 8, require advance registration on the NCAA website.

The clinic still needs ten more volunteers to assist with registration, traffic flow, t-shirt distribution and other duties. If you’d like to help, please send an email right away to kticen @ seattlesports.org.

On Wednesday, December 18, the general public can attend Key Arena practice sessions for all Final Four teams. The schedule:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
11:35 AM – 1:05 PM
1:20 PM – 2:50 PM
Penn State
2:55 PM – 4:25 PM

US Olympians Tama Miyashiro and Courtney Thompson
with young fans. Miyashiro will sign autographs at
Key Arena Thursday. Thompson will also attend
Final Four events.
At 3:00 PM Thursday—90 minutes prior to the start of the first semifinal—Key Arena’s doors will open to fans with match tickets. NCAA corporate sponsors AT&T, Capital One, Molten and others will have booths with activities and prize opportunities.

The Fan Zone includes an autograph session with three US Olympians, headlined by UW’s very own Tama Miyashiro, with teammates Lindsey Berg and Stacy Sykora.

Follow this link for the complete Fan Zone schedule


  1. I remember I lost my voice every time after Sonic’s game at Key Arena, it was so crowded and loud. Not sure Huskies ever have played in front of this kind of huge crowd and noise environment, and it could be overwhelming for our players. Hopefully Huskies will react well and handle them well, keep calm and concentrated.
    What the crowd can do to help Huskies is to keep quite when Pen State serves, and be loud when Huskies serves.

    1. You've obviously never been to Hec Ed when they played Stanford, Oregon, Cal or UCLA.

  2. Now it's Thursday at 10:45 am and there are maybe 70 lower bowl tickets available via Ticketmaster ... perhaps some schools turned some back in ... they are mostly in the very highest rows of the 100 sections.


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