LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Siena Athletics and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District have partnered to celebrate the start of a new Siena Basketball season in downtown Albany. The first-ever “Siena 1937 Restaurant Week” will offers diners three-course meals at numerous participating downtown Albany restaurants for the cost of just $19.37, in recognition of the year of Siena College’s founding.

The special offering will be held from Monday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov. 13, the date of Siena’s men’s basketball season opener against Cornell at the Times Union Center at 2 p.m. The Siena women’s home opener is the following week, on Saturday, Nov. 19 against Hartford on campus at the Alumni Recreation Center.

“We welcome the start of another season of exciting action as our talented student athletes and dedicated coaches and staff begin their quest for MAAC championships,” said Siena College Vice President and Director of Athletics John D’Argenio. “This year we are pleased to celebrate the return of college basketball to the Capital Region with Siena 1937 Restaurant Week, which will help set the table for our men’s home opener. We thank the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District and all the participating restaurants for partnering with us on this week-long initiative leading up to the start of the season.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Siena College on this inaugural event,” said Georgette Steffens, executive director of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District. “With tens of thousands of people attending these games each year, we are able to activate our streets through world-class sporting events, venues, and dining all in one vibrant downtown.”

For a full list of participating restaurants including hours and their custom Siena 1937 Restaurant Week menus, visit www.sienasaints.com/openingweek.

Individual game tickets for all Siena men’s and women’s basketball home games are on sale now. Tickets to all men’s home games at the Times Union Center may be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com. Fans may also purchase tickets for both men’s and women’s basketball home games by contacting the Siena Fan Relations Management Center at (518) 487-2202, online at sienasaints.com/tickets, by e-mail at [email protected], or by stopping by the fan relations office located on the second floor atrium at the Times Union Center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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