Tournament to take place at Times Union Center in Albany, NY, March 7-11

ALBANY, NY; – All-session passes to the 2019 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, March 7-11 at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY, will go on sale Monday, October 15 at 10 a.m.

All-session passes grant pass holders access to every game of the tournament from the opening round through the MAAC Men’s and Women’s Championships. The popular basketball tournament, featuring Canisius, Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, Niagara, Quinnipiac, Rider, Saint Peter’s, and Siena, will return to Times Union Center for a record 20th time.

“The Times Union Center is honored to host the MAAC basketball tournament for the fifth consecutive year. We look forward to providing a showcase for this outstanding display of athleticism in March,” said Bob Belber, general manager of the Times Union Center. “All-session pass holders will have complete access to all 20 games of the tournament, and can watch some of the best players and teams in the Northeast as they compete for an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.”

“We are looking forward to another exciting season of MAAC basketball this fall and another memorable tournament at the Times Union Center,” said MAAC Commissioner Richard Ensor. “During last year’s tournament, Iona College became only the third team in MAAC history to win three-straight titles in the men’s championship game and Quinnipiac repeated as MAAC women’s basketball champions. We are welcoming a number of new men’s and women’s coaches who will each be vying for a MAAC championship during this year’s tournament which will bring even more excitement and offer fierce conference play during each round.”

All-session passes are $97, $122, $167 and $227. Passes are available at the arena box office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at www.timesunioncenter-albany.com.

The tournament will be supported by a number of exciting fan activities, including the return of the MAAC-n-Cheese Fest. The event will invite fans to sample craft beer and gourmet mac-n-cheese from numerous area restaurants on Monday, March 11 at the Albany Capital Center prior to the men’s championship game.

For more information about the conference or championship tournament, visit the official MAAC website at www.maacsports.com.

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