This March, Fort Wayne will be all about basketball. Indiana is basketball country, and the perfect place to watch the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Champions crowned from the best seat in the house at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum! 

To get in on the action, start planning your getaway today:

NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship in Fort Wayne

2019 NCAA Mens DIII National Basketball Championship


Start the fun with the Division III Men’s Basketball Semifinals on Thursday, March 14, when the final four teams compete for a spot in the Championship. On Saturday, March 16, the two remaining teams will take the court in the quest for victory! The Championship Game on Saturday tips off at 4:00 pm ET.

Thursday, March 14
Semifinal 1: 5:30pm
Semifinal 2: 30 minutes following conclusion of Game 1

Saturday, March 16
NABC All-Star Game — 12:30pm
National Championship Game — 4:00pm

In addition to crowning the 2024 Champions, the weekend also celebrates the excellence shown throughout Division III Men's Basketball this season! See the top Division III players take the court at 12:30pm on Saturday in the NABC All-Star Game.


Tickets are on sale now online (fees apply) or at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum box office! 

Adults — $40
Child (2-12) / Senior (65+) — $35

Includes entry to all 3 games plus the NABC All-Star game.

SINGLE SESSION (on sale Monday, March 11 at 10AM)
Adults — $25
Child (2-12) / Senior (65+) — $20

Includes entry to both games on Thursday, or the Championship game on Saturday

Kids aged 2 and over must have their own ticket.

Purchase Tickets Online

Or, visit the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office (4000 Parnell Ave.). NOTE: Ticketmaster convenience fees are not added when you purchase tickets in-person at the ticket office.


Remember to have cash or credit card on-hand to park at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum -

  • $8 main lot
  • ​$12 preferred lot
  • $16 bus/RV

If you’re driving a car to transport you around during your stay in Fort Wayne, then you will likely need this handy downtown parking map. Most parking in Fort Wayne can be found in public lots, on-street, or in parking garages, all of which are affordable.


While in town, get in on the fun by sharing your experience with the official NCAA hashtags. From replay shots to arena fun at the Memorial Coliseum, be a part of the excitement!



Aerial image of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana during the fall.


Pick up when you arrive or request a Visitors Guide in advance to help you plan your visit.

From a major events calendar, best restaurant guides, and listings of all of the great attractions, the Visitors Guide is your ticket to all of the best Fort Wayne has to offer.


Catch all of the action by booking a Fort Wayne weekend getaway at one of Fort Wayne’s many hotel accommodations. 

When deciding on your Fort Wayne hotel, consider what you would like to experience in Fort Wayne. Then, base your search on the areas of Fort Wayne. The Coliseum Blvd. area and Downtown Fort Wayne are the two hotel areas closest to the hoops action at the Memorial Coliseum. Plus, take advantage of some of the hotel packages around the area.


Make the most of your stay in Fort Wayne by checking out our city's great events, attractions, and dining! From exhibits, entertainment centers, performances, minor league sports, and more there is something for everyone in Fort Wayne.

Plus, it doesn't hurt that the Sunday after game days is St. Patrick's Day. See our guide to Fort Wayne St. Patrick's Day festivities.

No matter if you’re a casual basketball watcher or an avid, sideline fan, come March in Fort Wayne, you’ll be able to get in on the action. This is March in Indiana!

This blog was originally published in 2019 and has been updated. Last Updated: March 2024