All-new flex ticket package on sale January 8 will enable fans to customize tournament experience with access to premium level seats 

Tournament returns to Times Union Center in Albany, NY, March 3-7

ALBANY, NY;– New and available to the public for the first time in tournament history, flex ticket packages to the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship will go on sale Friday, January 8 at 10 a.m. The popular basketball tournament, featuring traditional mid-major schools Canisius, Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, Niagara, Quinnipiac, Rider, Siena and St. Peter’s, will return to Times Union Center in Albany, NY, on March 3-7.

Flex ticket packages feature four tickets redeemable for any open seat, including available seating in the premium lower level, during any session of the MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship, as well as both championship games. The tickets may be utilized for four seats to one session, one seat for four sessions, or any ensuing combination to enable fans to tailor the tournament experience to meet their needs. Flex ticket holders will have first rights to any seats that have not been sold as part of an all-session pass.

“We’re excited to partner with the Times Union Center to offer for the first time a flex ticket package for fans of MAAC basketball who attend the men’s and women’s tournament in Albany,” said MAAC Commissioner Richard Ensor. “Flex ticket packages allow ticketholders to customize and personalize their MAAC Basketball Championship experience. Fans can use the tickets for a single game or may spread them out over multiple rounds for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, or both.”

Fans who purchase a flex ticket package will receive additional incentives, including food and drink vouchers to the MAAC Fan Fest; a complimentary beverage with a beverage purchase at Angelo’s 677 Prime, downtown Albany’s premier restaurant; and the opportunity to win two tickets to Jerry Seinfeld at the Palace Theatre, also in downtown Albany, on Thursday, March 3 at 7 p.m.

“The flex ticket package provides Saints fans with a great opportunity to follow our men’s and women’s teams through each round of the tournament,” said Siena College Vice President and Director of Athletics John D’Argenio. “We encourage our fans – as well as fans of all conference member schools – to take advantage of the flexibility and various incentives that these new ticket packages afford.”

Flex ticket packages, comprised of four tickets, are available for $150 in-person at the Times Union Center box office, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and online at www.timesunioncenter-albany.com.

All-session passes are also currently on sale through the same platforms for fans seeking admission to all 20 games of the MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship.


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