13 March Events With Free Tickets For Vets And Service Members

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Quentin Johnson

Spring training baseball in Arizona. Professional bull-riding in Texas. College basketball in Vegas. These are just a few of the hundreds of events across the country that the nonprofit Veteran Tickets Foundation, Vet Tix, has tickets available for right now.


Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided veterans, service members, caregivers and family members of those killed in action with more than 2.6 million free tickets to major sports games, concerts, and a diverse mix of other ticketed events.

Below are just 13 of the hundreds of events currently available at VetTix.org. Every event on this list has at least 100 donated tickets available for Vet Tixers.

March 8 Las Vegas, Nevada: 2017 Men's Pac-12 Basketball Tournament

March 10 San Antonio, Texas: LFA 6 – Junior vs. Rodriguez – Mixed Martial Arts

March 10 Houston, Texas: Cowboy Mouth – Live in Concert

March 10-11 North Little Rock, Arkansas: Professional Bull Riders

March 16-19 Salt Lake City, Utah: Sportsmen’s Expo

March 18 Rosemont, Illinois: Chicago Wolves vs. Grand Rapids Griffins – AHL – Adopt-a-dog Night

March 19 New Orleans, Louisiana: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Portland Trailblazers – NBA

March 30-31 Fern Park, Florida: World Wrestling Network and Evolve Wrestling Present Evolve 80-81

March 31 Glendale, Arizona: Arizona Coyotes vs. Washington Capitols – NHL

March 31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Detroit Pistons

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March 7 Bradenton, Florida: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves, Military Appreciation Day – MLB Spring Training

March 9 Goodyear, Arizona: Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Angels – MLB Spring Training

March 20 Goodyear, Arizona: Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – MLB Spring Training

How do you get these tickets, which are free except for a very small delivery fee?

To become a Vet Tixer and request tickets to these and hundreds of other events, visit VetTix.org to create a free account. Once you’ve created an account and verified your military service, you can review hundreds of upcoming events across the country.

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