MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES ARCH MADNESS TICKET SALES
Credit Source: Indiana State University Athletics/Missouri Valley Conference
The Missouri Valley Conference will conduct its 31stSt. Louis-based postseason men’s basketball tournament when the State Farm MVC Tournament takes the hardwood at Enterprise Center, on Thursday-Sunday, March 4-7, 2021.
The State Farm MVC Tournament, also known uniquely as “Arch Madness” to Valley fans, will be played at Enterprise Center for the 27th time.
In compliance with St. Louis Board of Health Department guidelines, this year’s event will feature reduced seating capacity with only 1,400 socially distanced seats available in the lower bowl at Enterprise Center.
As a result, tickets will only be available via institutional ticket box offices beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, February 12. All tickets will be digital and available on guests’ mobile devices. Mobile ticketing will allow for no-touch scanning of tickets at entry.
As a response to health and safety protocols, all nine games of the tournament will be treated as separate sessions, and below is the new tournament schedule:
Thursday, March 4
Game #1 — #9 Seed vs. #8 Seed – 5:05 p.m. Central
Game #2 — #10 Seed vs. #7 Seed – 8:05 p.m. Central
Friday, March 5
Game #3 – Winner Game #1 vs. #1 Seed – 11:05 a.m. Central
Game #4 — #5 Seed vs. #4 Seed – 2:05 p.m. Central
Game #5 – Winner Game #2 vs. #2 Seed – 5:05 p.m. Central
Game #6 — #6 Seed vs. #3 Seed – 8:05 p.m. Central
Saturday, March 6
Game #7 – Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #4 – 5:05 p.m. Central
Game #8 – Winner Game #5 vs. Winner Game #6 – 8:05 p.m. Central
Sunday, March 7
Game #9 – Winner Game #7 vs. Winner Game #8 – 1:10 p.m. Central
In addition, Enterprise Center will be cleared of fans as soon as possible upon each contest’s conclusion with the exception of the championship game on March 7, so that disinfecting and sanitization can occur prior to doors opening for the next contest.
Important changes to the game day experience at Enterprise Center also include: face coverings which must be worn at all times, bags no longer permitted and the facility is a now cash-free environment. The complete list of new guidelines and procedures can be found at //enterprisecenter.com/safety.
For more information about the State Farm MVC Tournament, please visit ArchMadness.com.