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All Session Tickets are On Sale Now for the 2015 MAAC

Men's and Women's Basketball Championships at

Times Union Center in Albany NY

(Albany, NY – October 15, 2014)—The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships return to the SMG managed Times Union Center in Albany, NY from March 5-9, 2015 and you can be there for the best championships yet by reserving your seats today. All Session tickets are available now at the Times Union Center Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at timesunion.com. Groups of ten or more can save by calling 518-487-2100 or e-mailing groupsales@timesunioncenter-albany.com.


All Session passes allow access to all nine sessions, 20 games of the MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships for one low price. Premium Center Court seats are $165 each, with remaining lower level seats priced at $120. The $165 Center Court seats include a championship program and laminate granting access to the Keeler Club. VIP seats are still available at $250 or $225 each and include a championship program and access to the Time Warner Cable lounge. Courtside VIP Table seats were sold out during a summer pre-sale.


“We are thrilled to be back at the Times Union Center for the MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships," noted MAAC Commissioner Richard J. Ensor. "I can promise the MAAC student athletes, their classmates, families and friends an exciting championship series. If you love basketball, make plans now to be in Albany this March to witness which team makes it to the big dance.”


The championships tipoff on Thursday, March 5 with three women’s and three men’s opening round games. The women’s quarterfinals take place on Friday, March 6, while the men’s quarterfinals are Saturday, March 7. The men’s and women’s semifinals are Sunday, March 8. The women’s championship final is at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9 followed by the men’s final at 9 p.m.


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“We’re looking forward to welcoming this exciting basketball event back to where it belongs,” said SMG’s Bob Belber, General Manager of the Times Union Center. “The Times Union Center is home to the Siena Saints and we are celebrating 25 years of hosting college basketball at the center this year. We will welcome every one of the MAAC teams here to play Siena before the championships. As an area that loves college basketball, it couldn’t get much better!”

The 2015 MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships is a Division I College Basketball event. The champion of both the men's and women's games will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA National Championship Tournament. The Times Union Center is located at 51 South Pearl Street in downtown Albany, the capital of New York State.

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About the Times Union Center

The Times Union Center is a full service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts.  Owned by Albany County and managed by SMG, Times Union Center opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany Devils of AHL hockey and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints.  SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services.

About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
The MAAC, headquartered in Edison, N.J., consists of 11 member institution: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Manhattan College, Marist College, Monmouth University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter's University and Siena College. ANC Sports Enterprises is the league’s marketing consultant and has the exclusive sales rights to the MAAC. For more on the conference please visit, www.maacsports.com. Follow the MAAC on Facebook and Twitter: @MAACSports. Follow MAAC Basketball on Twitter using the hashtag #MAACHoops.





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