Tickets are on sale now for Major League Pickleball Season One. Eight four-person teams will face off over four days of competition from Nov. 5 - 8 at Dreamland in Dripping Springs, Texas, culminating with the finals, broadcast live on CBS Sports Network, on Monday, Nov. 8. You can be a part of this historic event in morning and afternoon / evening sessions each day for what will be a “pickleball festival” that will also feature an amateur tournament at Dreamland’s pickleball complex just outside Austin.
All eyes will be on the 32 female and make players drafted into the eight MLP teams earlier this month, with competition starting on Friday, Nov. 5 at 8 am when the players will embark on the innovative team match format for MLP’s inaugural season. The first three days of the four-day season will be split into two 6 ½-hour sessions, from 8 am-2:30 pm and from 3-9:30 pm, bringing nearly-non-stop action to the covered Stadium Court at Dreamland.
There’s also a limited number of pickleball players who can join in the festival atmosphere via the amateur tournament that will run concordantly with Season One. The $50 entry fee allows registrants to compete for a total prize pool of $8700 in cash prizes, paid out and powered by DUPR (Dreamland Universal Pickleball Ratings).
Seating in the Stadium Court where all the MLP Season One matches will be played is available for free for all amateur tournament registrants, though capacity is limited. MLP will be offering a discount code to tournament registrants who would like to purchase tickets and guarantee spots for themselves and their guests in the stands to watch the pros in action.
Dreamland is designed as a family-friendly venue with two mini golf courses, 16 pickleball courts, a tap room, food and live music, just a half-hour west of Austin at the edge of the Texas Hill Country.
Tickets for the Friday through Monday morning individual sessions are $45, with a $75 VIP option that includes Tier 1 priority seating, allowing for entry to the Stadium Court before other ticket holders, as well as access to the VIP lounge (with catered food and open bar) and premium parking. The $45 GA ticket includes a free MLP dri-fit tee shirt and a $20 Dreamland Gift Card for food, alcohol, mini-golf or pickleball reservations.
Tickets for the final, from 8-11 pm on Monday night, are $60 each, with a VIP option for $85. To purchase tickets for each of the eight sessions, go to this Eventbrite link.