All-session and single-session tickets for the 2009 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Basketball Championships at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium March 5-8 went on sale Monday (Jan. 12) at 10 a.m.

At that time fans can call in their orders to 1-800-745-3000, go online at or make their purchase through a variety of area Ticketmaster outlets, including the Municipal Auditorium box office.

Tickets will not be sold through the MIAA office as in the past.

The tournament tips off Thursday, March 5, with first-round men’s action, while the women’s first round games will be played on Friday, March 6. Sessions begin at noon and 6 p.m. each day.

Semifinal round games are slated for Saturday, March 7, with the men playing in the afternoon session starting at noon, and the women taking over for the 6 p.m. session.

Championship Sunday, March 8, begins with the men’s game at 1 p.m., immediately followed by the women’s title matchup.

This is the seventh year the NCAA Division II conference with 11 schools in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska has conducted its tournament in the birthplace of championship collegiate basketball.

The all-session ticket, which is good for seven sessions and all 14 games, is again available for $40 per person. Single-session tickets will be sold in advance for the first time, and those are available for $15.

All-session tickets also will be available on campuses which aren’t Ticketmaster outlets starting Feb. 1.