and StubHub Release March Basketball Tournament Game Guide

Fans Can Still Find Affordable Tickets and Hotel Rates for Basketball Games

Mar 19, 2013, 10:50 ET from from ,StubHub

DALLAS, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The teams and first round of match-ups have been announced. While fans are calculating and filling out their brackets before tournament play starts on Thursday, many may not know they can still score great deals to see the action in-person.® and StubHub have teamed up to offer basketball lovers a guide to score affordable game tickets and hotel deals to experience the upsets, comebacks and game clinching shots first-hand.


Host City: Detroit, MI

Median StubHub Ticket Price: $355

Room availability within a couple miles of the arena is very limited, but fans can take advantage of a number of options within Detroit's surrounding areas. Embassy Suites Detroit – Southfield, offering rooms from $132 and a 4.1 guest rating, provides complimentary wi-fi and breakfast to guests. Fans traveling with a companion who's more interested in relaxation time than the basketball game can take to The Westin Southfield Detroit (4.2 Guest Review rating), which features an indoor pool and is conveniently located near top attractions (rooms from $177).

Host City: Salt Lake City, UT

Median StubHub Ticket Price: $442*

Close to the downtown theater district and one half-mile from the EnergySolutions Area, The Peery Hotel (3.9 guest rating) features complimentary wi-fi and a complimentary Wednesday evening guest reception. Rates start at $159. Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, a Kimpton Hotel – a five minute drive from the arena – offers rooms starting at $299 and excellent value with a guest rating of 4.5. While in Salt Lake City, ski and snowboard enthusiasts can take advantage of spring skiing at one of the area's eight ski areas.

Host City: San Jose, CA

Median StubHub Ticket Price: $389

Situated close to downtown San Jose, The Sainte Claire Hotel, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, holds a 4.1 guest rating and offers complimentary wi-fi. Rates start at $239. Fans looking for a more affordable option should consider the Silicon Valley Hotel San Jose Airport (3.5 guest rating). Guests can enjoy an airport shuttle, pool, and nine-hole putting green; rates start at $135.

Host City: Dayton, OH

Median StubHub Ticket Price: $436

Hotel availability is limited in Dayton so travelers will have to stay a short drive away from all the action at University of Dayton Arena. Snag a room at the Hawthorn Suites Dayton North for $156 (4.0 guest rating) where one guest commented, "Great value, good location." The Excellent-rated (4.3) Wingate by Wyndham Dayton – Fairborn has rates starting at $89. Guests can enjoy complimentary wi-fi and breakfast.

Host City: Philadelphia, PA

Median StubHub Ticket Price: $389

Located in downtown Philadelphia and close to many historical attractions, the Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel is offering rates starting at $369. Those wanting to be in the middle of entertainment and nightlife options in the 16th most popular domestic destination for U.S. travelers according to the® Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®) can check out the Le Meridian Philadelphia (4.4 guest rating), with rooms from $299. The hotel is an 11 minute drive or 20 minute metro ride from the venue in South Philadelphia.

Host City: Kansas City, MO

Median StubHub Ticket Price: $470

Minutes from the Sprint Center, fans traveling in from all over the country can take advantage of various options within Kansas City's surrounding areas. The recently renovated and Excellent-rated (4.7) Ambassador Hotel Kansas City has rates starting at $194 and includes a complimentary local area shuttle for fans looking to get to the big game. Also conveniently located close to the Sprint Center, Hotel Phillips (4.3 guest rating) has rates from $184.

Host City: Austin, TX

Median StubHub Ticket Price: $353

There is still availability for fans to stay within one mile of the Frank Erwin Center where games will be played. The 4.3 guest rated DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin offers rooms from $259. One guest raved, "Walking distance to Capitol and 6th Street. Very clean. Friendly and helpful staff." Travelers looking to experience more of Austin, the 17th most popular U.S. city for domestic travelers according to the HPI, should stay at the Hilton Austin (4.2 guest rating). Rates start at $289 and guests can enjoy Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail is one-half mile from the hotel.

Host City: Lexington, KY

Median StubHub Ticket Price:$377

Located within walking distance from the Rupp Center, the Hyatt Regency Lexington (4.4 guest rating) has rooms starting at $304. Guests can take advantage of the indoor pool and free airport shuttle service. The Outstanding-rated (4.6) Embassy Suites Lexington, offers a complimentary manager's reception, breakfast and parking in addition to concierge services. Rates start at $209.


Ticket prices and room rates are accurate as of March 15, 2013. Ticket prices for all cities, except Salt Lake City, are for Full Strip tickets (access to all sessions). Some hotel properties may require a minimum night stay. To access the latest March Madness ticket prices, visit To find your perfect place for the game, visit

*Listed price at EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah is for all sessions (1, 2 and 3) combined.

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