Drake University's allotment of tickets from the NCAA is sold out for Saturday, March 20th, 2021 (those who purchased the First Four game are automatically charged for the First Round game). 
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is a ticketmaster venue and does have limited Verified Resale tickets available on their website.
Bankers Life Fieldhouse ticketmaster link

2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament ticketing details:

**The following information was emailed to those eligible to request on Sunday, March 14th, 2021.**

Drake University will take on Wichita State in the First Four game on Thursday, March 18 (event venue and game time are yet to be announced by the NCAA). Drake University will receive a limited allotment of ticket and will begin taking 20-21 Bulldog Club donor and 19-20 Men’s Basketball season ticket holder ticket requests immediately online via the link below.  This email contains all the information that will need to be known prior to purchasing a ticket request. Most important purchasing a ticket request does not guarantee tickets. Your card will be processed at the time of request, but accounts that do not receive tickets will be refunded after Drake receives our ticket allotment. Please read all information before completing your request.


2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule

First Four: Thursday, March 18 vs. Wichita State (Time and Location TBA)
Locations: Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall

Ticket Price: $35

First Round: Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20
Locations: Mackey Arena, Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium

Ticket Price: $45 (automatically charged if Drake advances)

Second Round: Sunday, March 21 and Monday, March 22
Locations: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Lucas Oil Stadium

Ticket Price: $60 (automatically charged if Drake advances)

Ticket Request Process for First Four, First Round and Second Round Games

Ticket requests will be charged to the credit card for the first game price at time of request via AXS.  If request is not able to be fulfilled credit card will be refunded.

  • Drake University ticket allotment from the NCAA will be limited. Purchasing a ticket request does not guarantee a ticket. (Please read all information below)

  • If Drake advances to the next round tickets will automatically be charged to your credit card after the game and ticket distribution information will be communicated via email.

  • Limit 1 ticket pod request per donor/season ticket holder account. 

  • Seating PODS options, 2 or 4

  • At the close of the requests period all requests will be prioritized based on 2020-21 donor level (Donor Priority below). 

  • Ticket requests will be grouped by pod size and allocated by donor priority for the pod size requested. Drake University will not be in control of the location of pods; pod sizes will be co-mingled and socially distanced in the facility.

  • All ticket requestors will be notified by end of day Tuesday, March 16 to the status of their request for tickets. 

  • ADA ticket requests can be processed via AXS and indicate ADA/Wheelchair Seating.  Email with any specific ADA needs and we will contact the NCAA for availability.

Donor Priority based on 2020-21 donor level:
Priority 1: Champions Club ($5,000+)
Priority 2: Bulldog Club $2,000+
Priority 3: Bulldog Club $1,000+
Priority 4: Bulldog Club $500+
Priority 5: Bulldog Club $250+
Priority 6: All Bulldog Club and men’s basketball season ticket holders 2019-20

Priority 7: Anyone not falling in to an above group

Request period close: 6:00pm on Monday, March 15, 2021

Seating PODS: 

Drake will offer the option to purchase a 2 or 4 pod Alone or a 2 or 4 pod Combined.  Alone pods offer fans who wish to not sit with unknown parties that option during COVID-19.  Combined pods offer Drake University flexibility to maximize our ticket allotment and give as many Drake University fans as possible the opportunity to receive tickets. Choosing a combined pod option may increase your chance of receiving tickets to the NCAA Tournament.

Mobile Tickets:

All tickets for the championship will be mobile, including those for player/guests. The NCAA will provide a “How To” guide for managing mobile tickets which will be distributed after receiving tickets. Or can be found by venue on

Order Fee:

Each order will be assessed a $10 order fee each time tickets are charged.

A second ticket request process would be done for advancing to Sweet 16.

A similar process would be announced for the Sweet 16 rounds and beyond as additional tickets would be made available to institutions.

Sweet 16: Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28
Locations: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse

Elite Eight: Monday, March 29 and Tuesday, March 30
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium

Final Four: Saturday, April 3 and Monday, April 5
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium