Tickets for the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Women’s NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, which returns in March to the TaxSlayer Center, are scheduled to go on sale Friday, Dec. 17.
The tournament, dubbed Hoops in the Heartland, will return to downtown Moline from March 10-13.
“The Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament and Hoops in the Heartland continue to create value for our regional destination,” said Dave Herrell, president and CEO of Visit Quad Cities.
“Hosting this championship and multi-day event delivers for our sports tourism efforts and positively impacts our Quad Cities visitor economy and brand. We look forward to working closely with our partners at the TaxSlayer Center and the MVC as we host student-athletes, administrators and a passionate fan base,” the Quad Cities tourism chief said. “This is an important sporting event for the QC region so we want to demonstrate our support through ticket sales and encourage Quad Citizens and visitors to experience some of the very best women’s basketball in the country.”
The MVC women’s basketball tournament announced March 12 that its Hoops in the Heartland Tournament, which has been played in Moline since 2016, planned to stay in the Quad-Cities for three more years.
“From Day One, it has been clear that this has been a true partnership with Visit Quad Cities, TaxSlayer Center and the Missouri Valley Conference,” Patty Viverito, MVC senior associate commissioner, said at the time. “We are elated to call Moline, the Quad Cities and TaxSlayer home for our championship for at least three more years.”
The stakes are high for a tournament that determines which MVC team receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship. The universities that compete in the tournament are: Bradley, Drake, Evansville, Illinois State, Indiana State, Loyola Chicago, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois and Valparaiso.
The 2022 MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament also will make conference history. The Sunday, March 13, title game will be aired on ESPNU for the first time, according to Visit Quad Cities. The first eight tournament contests also will be shown exclusively on ESPN+.
Tickets are available at the TaxSlayer Center box office, 2201 River Drive Moline, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. They are priced at $65 for reserved seat all-session tickets; $25, $20 and $12 reserved seat tickets per session. Reserved seating all-session tickets are only $45 if purchased before Jan. 17 through an institutional box office.
2022 Tournament Schedule
Thursday, March 10
Game 1: 4 p.m.
Game 2: 7 p.m.
Friday, March 11
Game 3: 12 p.m.
Game 4: 2:30 p.m.
Game 5: 6 p.m.
Game 6: 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12
Game 7: 1:30 p.m.
Game 8: 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 13
Championship: 1 p.m. (ESPNU)