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Air charters for March Madness: College basketball takes flight

Get ready for March Madness with tailored sports travel solutions. Chartering aircraft with ACC Aviation gives you efficient baggage handling, tailored catering services, and customized schedules for a seamless travel experience.

With the college basketball season underway, anticipation for March Madness is already building.

Whether you require a private jet or larger aircraft for group travel, ACC Aviation offers streamlined travel with customized schedules, catering services, and efficient baggage handling, providing tailored sports travel solutions.

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship: The road to glory

What to expect

March Madness is undoubtedly the most exciting time of the year in college basketball. The teams will learn their fate on Selection Sunday, March 17, including their seed, opponent, and the location of their games. Then, the challenges for colleges and travel managers begin – working out how to get there.

  • Selection Sunday: Sunday, March 17
  • First Four: March 19-20
  • First round: March 21-22
  • Second round: March 23-24
  • Sweet 16: March 28-29
  • Elite Eight: March 30-31
  • Final Four: Saturday, April 6
  • NCAA championship game: April 8

Early rounds of the 2024 tournament will be held across the country, including the Elite Eight games, which will take place at four locations – Boston and Los Angeles on March 30, followed by Dallas and Detroit on March 31.

This leads to the highly anticipated Final Four on Saturday, April 6, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. And finally, the NCAA championship game will be held on Monday, April 8 – one of the most-watched sporting events in the United States.

With headlining talents and big-name programs vying for attention, the Purdue Boilermakers are the early favorites, led by reigning national player of the year Zach Edey, a 7-foot-4 center. Other teams to watch out for include the Kansas Jayhawks, Arizona Wildcats, and UConn Huskies.

How to get there

Whichever teams make it to Glendale, charter aircraft will be in high demand throughout March Madness, with teams looking to arrive at games in the best possible condition. Charter specialists ensure elite teams can travel comfortably and efficiently without delays or disruptions.

ACC Aviation air charter team is on hand to ensure enough flights to meet the demand from fans, with large numbers attending March Madness games, particularly during the tournament’s later stages.

The closest airport to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), and it is well-versed in handling increased traffic around major events, including Super Bowls and NCAA showcases. The airport has facilities and services that accommodate private aviation, including private jet charters and group charter flights.

NCAA Division II and III Men’s Basketball Championships: Beyond the elite

What to expect

It’s not only the top college teams that will traverse the skies this spring. Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship will be hosted by North Central University in Minneapolis, MN, from March 14-16. Get ready for an unforgettable tournament full of excitement – last time out, the Nova Southeastern Sharks set the record for most points by a team in an NCAA men’s or women’s championship game in any division.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is the primary airport serving the Twin Cities area, located approximately 12 miles from North Central University. It is a major airport with facilities accommodating air charters, including private jets.

Meanwhile, the Division III Men’s Basketball National Championship at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne will also be thrilling. With every jump shot and rebound, the excitement of college sports will be on full display.

How to get there

If your team makes it to the Coliseum, our air charter team can help you charter a private aircraft to Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA), conveniently located just 14 miles away.

NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship: A tournament of excellence

What to expect

While the men’s competitions are often in the spotlight, the women’s competitions offer an arguably even more exhilarating experience. The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship is women’s basketball’s most highly anticipated event.

Fans from all over the country will travel to witness the unmatched skill and passion of the top women’s college basketball teams as they compete for the title. LSU made history by securing their first national championship in 2023, while the South Carolina Gamecocks are favorites for 2024.

How to ge there

This year’s Final Four is scheduled to take place in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 6, with the championship game following on April 7. If you plan to charter an aircraft for your team or fans, the closest airport to Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

NCAA Division II and III Women’s Basketball Championships: Breaking barriers

Excitement is also building for the 2024 Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, scheduled at Crown College in Minneapolis, MN, from March 14 to 16. The college has some of the best athletic facilities in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference, providing a great occasion for visiting players and fans.

Meanwhile, the Division III Women’s Basketball Championship is set to be held at Capital Center Performance Arena in Columbus, OH. The venue is known for its energetic and passionate crowd, creating an electric atmosphere for basketball enthusiasts.

Tailored air charter solutions for March Madness

The flexibility of private air charter is a winner for tournaments full of excitement and surprises. ACC Aviation‘s experienced team is dedicated to providing seamless and top-tier travel solutions.

Our specialists can guide you through the aircraft selection process, considering factors such as capacity, seating layouts, and other specifics to ensure the ideal match for your team or fans.

To give you an idea of our capabilities, we offer a 62-seat VIP Boeing 757, which is an excellent option for showcase events. This aircraft bridges the gap between private charter and scheduled services, providing a flexible transport solution that is perfect for college sports teams.

Elevate your March Madness journey with ACC Aviation. Choose unmatched air charter solutions for your team or fans. Book now and soar to victory.

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