For sports fans, spring is a favorite season. Between golf championships, the Kentucky Derby, and more, there are plenty of opportunities for betting, spectating, and losing yourself in the thrill of the game. If you’re a basketball fan or just enjoy a month of friendly competition with friends, family, and coworkers, the NCAA basketball tournament is likely a sports highlight you look forward to each year. And, best of all, Magellan Jets makes it easy to fly private to all the games played around the country during March Madness travel season.
March Madness: What You Need to Know
March Madness is appropriately named “madness” because it’s a jam-packed end to basketball season. During March Madness, 67 games are held over the course of 21 days in a 68-team single-elimination tournament.
Each year, March Madness kicks off with Selection Sunday. This is when the NCAA tournament selection committee announces the 68 teams that will be facing off. Of course, only one team wins the glory of the National Championship.
This year, the 2020 tournament field will be revealed on Sunday, March 15. Meanwhile, the National Championship is on Monday, April 6.
NCAA Tournament 2020 Schedule
Selection Sunday — Sunday, March 15
First Four — Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18
NCAA Tournament Round 1 — Thursday and Friday, March 19-20
NCAA Tournament Round 2 — Saturday and Sunday, March 21-22
Sweet 16 — Thursday and Friday, March 26-27
Elite 8 — Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29
Final Four — Saturday, April 4
2020 NCAA Championship — Monday, April 6
While March Madness games play all over the nation, the 2020 National Semifinals, Final Four, and National Championship all take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. These are among the most exciting games of the tournament. Accordingly, flying private to Atlanta for March Madness is popular among Magellan Jets customers.
Still, there are many other opportunities to score a front-row seat to the March Madness action, whether you’re following your favorite team to the top or just in it for the camaraderie.
The First Four is in Dayton, Ohio, at the University of Dayton Arena. First and second rounds from March 19 through 22 are in Albany, New York; Spokane, Washington; St. Louis, Missouri; Tampa, Florida; Greensboro, North Carolina; Omaha, Nebraska; Sacramento, California; and Cleveland, Ohio.
On March 26 and 28, the Midwest Regional is in Indianapolis, Indiana, while the West Regional is in Los Angeles, California. On March 27 and 29, the South Regional will play out in Houston, Texas, while the East Regional takes place in New York, New York.
Flying Private to March Madness
Whether you opt to attend the Final Four in Atlanta, or any games leading up to it, Magellan Jets has your March Madness travel plans covered.
As always, we exist to elevate expectations. Since private flights are usually in high demand during March Madness travel season, you should explore our jet-specific membership program, Elevate by Magellan Jets. Elevate memberships feature all-inclusive pricing and no blackout days— even during peak travel times. Above all, there’s no surprises when it comes time to board.
Traveling with a bigger group than expected now that your hometown team is in the running? Our Elevate memberships also include the ability to switch aircraft at no additional cost.
Make your March Madness travel plans with Magellan Jets by calling 877-550-5387 or visiting magellanjets.com.