From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Reggie Roberts
Thanksgiving weekends at Walt Disney World Resort are always fun. For sports fans, those weekends are even more special because sports fans can combine the magic of visiting the theme parks with the thrill of watching big-time college basketball at the Orlando Invitational tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Tickets for the three-day tournament, which includes 12 games from Nov. 28 – Dec. 1, just went on sale this week and can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets and at the sports complex box office. The 12-game passes range from $130 to $150. Single-game tickets go on sale in October.
The tournament, considered one of the best early-season college basketball tournaments in the country, has traditionally attracted top teams such as Villanova, Michigan State, Kansas, Georgetown and Michigan.
This year’s field includes two teams ranked in ESPN’s Top 25 pre-season poll (No. 9 Maryland & No. 25 USC), plus Davidson, Fairfield, Harvard, Marquette, Texas A&M and Temple. The games are televised on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS.
For more information, visit espnevents.com.