Dec 23 , 2017

CBS Sports Classic

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and SMG announced New Orleans has been selected to host the CBS Sports Classic, to take place Saturday, December 23, 2017, in the Smoothie King Center. The Classic is a neutral-site, four-team college basketball tournament among perennial powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA.

Together, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA have won 25 NCAA Championships and made 175 NCAA Tournament appearances. They are among college basketball’s all-time winningest programs, combining for more than 7,700 victories. They are also known for strong, loyal fan bases, many of whom travel for this event each year. The Classic is expected to serve as a strong leisure travel draw to the City of New Orleans during the holidays, bringing new visitors from across the country to the Crescent City.

Tickets start at just $50 and guarantee admission to both contests of this can't-miss doubleheader! Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or Fans looking for seats within their school blocks on gameday can choose from the following locations:

NORTH CAROLINA: Sections 101-106 and 301-308
KENTUCKY: Sections 107-112 and 308-316
OHIO STATE:Sections 113-118 and 316-324
UCLA: Sections 119-124 and 324-332

Special Hotel Offer

Fans attending the CBS Sports Classic can receive exclusive hotel rates on properties throughout New Orleans. Click here for more information.

Additional Ticket Info

The Smoothie King Center Box Office will be open from 9 AM until the end of halftime on event day. Will Call, also located at the Smoothie King Center Box Office, will be open from 4 PM until the end of halftime.

CBS Sports Classic


Dec 23, 2017


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