NEW YORK -- The 2018 Ivy League Men’s Lacrosse Tournament is coming to New York City.
The tournament, which is being held at Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium on the campus of Columbia University for the first time, is set for May 4 and 6. It’s the first time in the history of the event that the tournament will take place at a predetermined site.
The semifinals will take place on Friday, May 4 with the No. 1 seed taking on the No. 4 seed at 6 p.m. followed by the No. 2 and No. 3 matchup at 8:30 p.m. The winners of both semifinals will advance to the championship game slated for Sunday, May 6 at 12 p.m.
The Ivy League has a long history of success in the NCAA men’s tournament. Since the NCAA Championship began in 1971, the League has received multiple bids 33 times, including eight of the past nine years. The Ancient Eight has produced nine national champions, 25 Final Four teams
A variety of ticket offerings – including tournament passes and single sessions are on sale online at GoColumbiaLions.com/tickets or by calling the Columbia Ticket office at 888-LIONS-11.
Tournament passes range from $25 for general admission and $40 for
In addition, there are several group ticketing packages available.
Since its inception in 2010, the four-team Ivy League men’s lacrosse tournament has rewarded the team with the best Ivy League regular season record with the right to host the event. Due to the competitiveness and parity among the Ivy teams, only twice in the tournament’s eight-year history has the host team earned the League’s automatic qualifier for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship, which goes to the Ivy tournament champion, including last season when Yale defeated Brown in the championship game, 10-9, on its home field.
For the second consecutive year, all three tournament games will be broadcast live on ESPNU.
In addition to the tournament, ESPNU will broadcast the regular season finale between reigning Ivy League champion Yale and Ivy League rival Harvard on Saturday, April 28 at 12 p.m.
The Ivy League Women’s Lacrosse Tournament, which features the top four teams with the League’s NCAA automatic bid going to the tournament champion, will continue to be held at the site of the top seed, May 4 and 6. Tickets will be available once the host site is determined.
All home games across the League will be available on the Ivy League Network (ILN) with 10 Ivy League Network productions being picked up on ESPN3. To subscribe to the ILN, please click here.
A full schedule is available by clicking here.