Even with Kentucky and Florida in this eight-team NCAA Tournament pod, today’s second-round action at the St. Petersburg Times Forum is not expected to be a sell-out, reports the St. Petersburg Times.
At the close of box office hours on Wednesday, only 14,000 seats had been sold for the 20,000-seat arena.
The NCAA Tournament held first- and second-round games here in 2008. First-day attendance was listed at 15,920 for the afternoon session and 15,328 for the night session. The second round games drew 14,504.
Tickets for today’s games are $77 per session, or $231 for all six sessions.
Florida guard Kenny Bonyton said Wednesday that after Kentucky fans watched their Cats play Princeton in the afternoon session, they might stick around to see Florida at night.
“I’m not sure, but I honestly think they’ll root for us,” Boynton said. “But I’m not sure.”