NSAA Boys State Basketball Championship

Mar 6 - 9, 2024
  • Dates Mar 6 - 9, 2024
  • Location Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Tickets Purchase tickets online through NSAA GoFan Ticketing Page, or the PBA ticket office (See How To Purchase section for more details)

    $9.40 — Adults Per Session
    $7.30 — Students K-12 Per Session
    FREE — Children under 5

    $23 — All-Day Pass
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  • Public Parking

    Cash Only Accepted
    in Parking Lots

    $5 — Festival Lot 
    $10 — Premium Parking Garage

    *The Festival Parking Lot is located on the east side of Haymarket Park/Breslow Ice Complex
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About The Event

Welcome to the NSAA Boys State Basketball Tournament at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Attending an early game? We serve breakfast until 10:30 a.m. — Breakfast Sandwiches, Hash Browns, Biscuits and Gravy, and Muffins at the Capitol Grill. Stop by Section 122 on the north end of Pinnacle Bank Arena for some locally roasted coffee and other fabulous beverages!

The venue will be cleared after each session.

Wednesday, March 6
Session 1
Game 1: 
9:00 am - Class D2 Shelton vs. Humphrey
Game 2: 10:45 am - Class D2 Wynot vs. St. Mary's
Session 2
Game 3: 1:30 pm - Class A  Bellevue West vs. Creighton Prep
Game 4: 3:15 pm - Class A Omaha North vs. Central
Session 3
Game 5: 6:00 pm - Class A Millard North vs. Gretna
Game 6: 7:45 pm - Class A Omaha Westside vs. Lincoln Southeast

Thursday, March 7
Session 4
Game 1: 
9:00 am - Class D1 NPSP vs. GACC
Game 2: 10:45 am - Class D1 Ainsworth vs. Dundy Co Stratton
Session 5
Game 3: 1:30 pm - Class B Crete vs. Platteview
Game 4: 3:15 pm - Class B Omaha Skutt vs. Elkhorn
Session 6
Game 5: 6:00 pm - Class B Norris vs. Bennington
Game 6: 7:45 pm - Class B Scottsbluff vs. Roncalli

Friday, March 8
Session 7
Game 1: 
9:00 am - Class C1 Concordia vs. Wahoo
Game 2: 10:45 am - Class C1 Ashland-Greenwood vs. Auburn
Session 8
Game 3: 1:30 pm - Class B Crete vs. Omaha Skutt
Game 4: 3:15 pm - Class B Norris vs. Scottsbluff
Session 9
Game 5: 6:00 pm - Class A Bellevue West vs. Omaha Central
Game 6: 7:45 pm - Class A Millard North vs. Westside

Saturday, March 9 (Championships)
Session 10
Game 1: 
9:00 am - Class D1 Ainsworth vs. Johnson-Brock
Game 2: 11:00 am - Class C1 Wahoo vs. Auburn
Game 3: 1:00 pm - Class B Omaha Skutt vs. Norris
Session 11
Game 4:  4:15 pm - Class C2 Amherst vs. Lincoln Lutheran
Game 5: 6:15 pm - Class A Bellevue West vs. Millard North
Game 6: 8:15 pm - Class D2 Shelton vs. May-Hay

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  • Doors
    Doors open 60 minutes before each session.
  • How To Purchase

    BUYING TICKETS ONLINE: Fans can purchase tickets online through the NSAA GoFan Ticketing Page here when they become available as brackets are released. All-day passes are available online only.

    BUYING TICKETS IN PERSON: Tickets will be available to purchase at the ticket office at the time of doors. In-person tickets are only available for the current session and cannot be purchased ahead of time. Tickets for NSAA are credit/debit card purchases only. We recommend purchasing tickets online to avoid lines at the Ticket office. The accepted payment methods for State Basketball are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Debit Cards, Apple Pay, and Google Wallet. Cash and checks are not accepted.

    -Tickets must be redeemed through the GoFan App or Email when arriving at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
    -DO NOT Validate your ticket(s) until you are at the gate at Pinnacle Bank Arena. You must validate your ticket(s) in front of the Gate Attendant.
    -Tickets are session-specific. Make sure you buy for the correct game.
    -For technical issues with tickets, please contact GoFan Customer Support, service@gofan.co. For questions regarding tickets, please contact Megan Huber, mhuber@nsaahome.org.

  • Event Policies

    Effective September 1, 2021, our concession stands and bars have gone cashless. Methods of payment accepted for State Basketball are Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Debit Cards and Apple Pay. Cash and checks are not accepted.

    Pinnacle Bank Arena is a CLEAR BAG POLICY venue. CLEAR BAGS and small clutch-sized purses are allowed at entry. To view clear bag policy and list of prohibited items, click here:  http://bit.ly/PBApolicy.

    For your safety, once a person exits Pinnacle Bank Arena, re-entry is strictly prohibited.

    Small cameras will be allowed into the venue for state basketball. "Pro Rigged" cameras with detachable lenses, iPads, tablets, and computers are not allowed,

    Pinnacle Bank Arena has partnered with DoorDash for mobile order pickup at concession stands! Download the DoorDash app and when you’re at the venue, open the app to order food and drinks from the concession stands. We’ll let you know when your order is ready so you can head to the pickup window and pick up your order. Don’t have the app? Scan the QR code at the venue on your seat armrest to start your order.

    No outside food or beverage brought into the venue. 

    No water bottles brought into the venue. 

    No weapons including pocket knives, tasers, mace or pepper spray. Those items will not be permitted in the doors.

    Strollers, car seats, child booster seats, selfie sticks, iPads, laptops and signs larger than 11x17 are not allowed.

    For close and affordable parking, use the Premium Parking Garage (handicap accessible) on the southwest side of the arena for only $5. Additional parking is available in the Festival Lot (to the south of Haymarket Park).

  • Special Accommodations

    For information on accessible seating and ticketing, click here to view our Accessibility page. For special accommodations, please contact Barbara Wilhide at 402.904.5599 or email boxoffice@pinnaclebankarena.com