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The Bracket is set - Excitement builds as Orlando gets ready for March Madness!

Orlando is ready to welcome eight of the best University basketball teams in the country and thousands of their fans as March Madness arrives in Orlando.

This Thursday, March 16 and Saturday, March 18, 2023, The University of Central Florida

hosts the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship at Orlando's Amway Center.

The city will host four games over two sessions on the first day, and two games in one session on the second day, and with the teams now selected that are coming to Orlando, we can look forward to seeing teams including Tennessee and Duke University playing at the Amway Center.

This is the first time that Orlando has hosted March Madness since 2017, and the excitement is building, not to mention the economic benefit, which will be worth millions to the city.

Over 10,000 hotel rooms have been booked, flags and banners are on display across downtown, bars and restaurants are busy planning, and the city has huge block parties organized outside the Amway Center on both match days.

March Madness Orlando

March Madness begins in Orlando Thursday!

Session 1 will tip off at 12:40pm with Furman vs Virginia followed by College of Charleston vs San Diego State at 3:10pm.

The action continues at 7:10pm with Oral Roberts vs Duke followed by Louisiana vs Tennessee at 9:40pm

Limited tickets are still available. Secure your seats now!

Tickets are available now for single sessions and start at $45.

To purchase tickets for either or both rounds of the 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Amway Center, visit Ticketmaster.

March Madness  Orlando. Amway Center

Plus as an added bonus for fans, on Wednesday, March 15, Amway Center will host an open practice day that is free for the public to attend.

March Madness  Orlando. Amway Center

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