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Fighting Illini at MSG in the Jimmy V Classic
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW for the Illini vs Villanova, followed by Indiana vs Louisville, at Madison Square Garden - The World's Most Famous Arena!!!! Pre-game party at The Australian!

Illini fans will be coming to NYC from far and wide to see the team play Villanova at Madison Square Garden in the Jimmy V Men's Basketball Classic.  We have a block of 50 tickets, which we expect to go fast, so grab yours as soon as you can!

Tip-off is at 7:00pm, which gives us time to gear up for the game with some cocktails.  We'll be gathering for pre-game drinks & snacks at our regular game-watching location, The Australian, on 38th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.  Festivities officially start at 4:00pm, but feel free to stop in earlier if you can't wait until then!

Follow the instructions below to purchase your tickets!  Some notes: 

  • Our first 3 blocks of seats in Section 114 & 113 have sold out (a total of 148 seats); we are now into our 4th block, in Section 103, on the opposite side of the stadium.
  • Tickets are $40 plus a $1.25 handling fee; please use promo code "illinois" to get this price
  • Each ticket is good for both of the games (Illinois vs Villanova at 7:00pm, followed by Indiana vs Louisville)
  • There is a limit of 9 tickets per order via the link.  If you need more than that, please contact our group sales representative, Phil Valente, directly at 212-631-5652 or



Step 2: Select “Find Tickets”


Step 3: Enter promo code “illinois”


Step 4: Sign up for a Ticketmaster account, or login if you currently have one


Step 5: Choose amount of tickets (9) is the maximum per account, should you need more please contact Phil Valente, 212-631-5652 or


Step 6: Check out







Event Information
Tuesday, Dec 9 2014 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm [ iCal ]
Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, NY 10001