Concordia Invitational Tournament

CIT winners

Concordia University, Nebraska will host the 66th annual Concordia Invitational Tournament (CIT) Jan. 27-28. The tournament features, in addition to the Bulldogs, the Concordias of Ann Arbor, Mequon, and Chicago competing in both men's and women's basketball. CIT is one of the longest running tournaments in the country, and it is a highlight of the athletic year among the participating Concordias.

All games for the 66th annual Concordia Invitational Tournament will be played at the Walz Human Performance Complex on the Concordia University, Nebraska campus. Join Concordia University's President Friedrich, alumni and friends in Seward for a weekend of fun and fellowship.

Friday, Jan. 27 (all times Central)

  • 1 p.m. - Ann Arbor vs. Chicago (women)
  • 3 p.m. - Ann Arbor vs. Wisconsin (men)
  • 6 p.m. - Nebraska vs. Wisconsin (women)
  • 8 p.m. - Nebraska vs. Chicago (men)

Saturday, Jan. 28

  • Noon  - Women's consolation game
  • 2 p.m. - Men's consolation game
  • 5 p.m. - Women's championship game
  • 7 p.m. - Men's championship game
  • Trophy presentation and all-Concordia devotions following last game

Bulldogs own 52 combined CIT titles

The Bulldogs have ruled CIT during the first 65 years of the event's history. The men's CIT dates back to 1951 with the women added to the tournament in 1973. During that time, Concordia-Nebraska leads the field with 26 men's CIT titles and 26 women's championships. Last season the Bulldog men and women both defeated Concordia-Wisconsin in their respective championship games. Chandler Folkerts and Quinn Wragge represented CUNE as tournament MVPs.

Tickets & Tournament Passes

Tournament passes will be available for online purchase until January 23 for a special pre-sale price of $20/pass. This pass provides access to all CIT events. Pre-sale passes can be picked up at the will call table on January 27, starting at noon.

Buy Passes

On January 27, tournament passes will be available for purchase at the Walz Arena for $25. One-day passes will also be available for $15/day.

Webcast

All games are scheduled for webcast by the Concordia Sports Network.

Watch Live

Concordia Alumni Social

Join us all Concordia Alumni, Friends and Fans for a social on Saturday, Jan 28th 3:00-5:30pm at Bottle Rocket Brewing Company for complimentary appetizers and cash bar before championship games! No RSVP needed.

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Seating information

Please refer to the chart on the right to determine designated seating. 

Handicapped seating: Handicapped seating is available on the north and south concourses (above the bleachers), just behind the railing. Please ask Concordia Nebraska staff for assistance as needed. Folding chairs are available for those attending the game with you.

First row of seats: During CIT fans are not allowed to sit in the first row of seats nearest the court.

Floor level (standing): Other than limited handicapped seating, no fans are allowed on the floor level of the arena or in the lower-level entryways to the court floor. Please help keep these areas clear for webcast, photography and other support staff.

Cheerleaders: Cheerleaders will use the areas marked on the east and west sides of the court.

Photography: Only credentialed photographers are allowed to shoot from the floor level of the arena. Photographers shooting at floor level must display their photo media pass at all times. Please contact Concordia Nebraska's sports information office for more information about obtaining a pass. 

seating chart