Thursday, December 7, 2017

More PAC-12 Tournament prep

Here's more planning info for the Tournament. It takes place Thursday, March 1st, through Sunday the 4th. In previous years, Stanford has always been a top seed and as a result has had a bye on the Thursday. That's not a given! The PAC-12 is extremely competitive this year and if Stanford were to lose a couple of games, they might have to participate in one of the play-in games on Thursday.


(Updated 18 January) Tickets for the Tournament are handled by the Seattle Storm organization. This is their ticket page. (It can also be reached via As of January 18th, it offers All-Tournament passes, either reserved-seat or general admission, and the "Flex-Book", a package containing ten, general-admission tickets. You can use flex-book tickets for any session, in any combination. For example, a couple could use one book to attend five sessions, including the quarter-final and championship sessions, or you could bring your whole family to two sessions.

The price of a Flex-Book is $100. For one person, the general-admission all-tournament pass is a better deal at $95. But for two or more people wanting to attend selected sessions, it's a good deal.

As of Friday 19 January that site will also sell single-game tickets.

Hotels, City Pass, etc.

The City of Seattle has set up a PAC-12 page on their visitor site. It has links to hotels offering tournament discounts and to a variety of attractions. Scroll down a bit to find a link to the Seattle Citypass, which gives discounts for several of the best attractions.