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For Immediate Release: March 7, 2019 Print/Save Page

JIM WHELAN BOARDWALK HALL: 2020 MAAC Basketball Championships Tickets On Sale

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Erin Bilton
(609) 348-7072


The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has announced that tickets for the 2020 MAAC Basketball Championships at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey are now on sale. 

The 2020 Championship will be held Tuesday, March 10 – Saturday, March 14. Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall will host the MAAC Basketball Championships in 2021, and 2022 as well. Ticket prices for the 2020 championship are $505, $230, $170, $125, and $100. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com

“We are genuinely excited about the MAAC Conference bringing their post season tournament to Atlantic City and Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall,” said Jim Wynkoop, Spectra Venue Management General Manager. “This is an opportunity for the community to be a part of meaningful college basketball games in March where the Champions of both the Men’s and Women’s tournament will advance to the NCAA National Championship Tournament.”   

Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall will host the MAAC Basketball Championships for the first time in history. The MAAC Basketball Championships will return to the state of New Jersey for the first time since 2003, when it was played at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. A total of nine MAAC Men’s Basketball Championships and five Women’s Basketball Championships have been held in New Jersey, including the inaugural event in 1982 at what was the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford.   

“We are elated to serve as the new home for the MAAC tournament starting in 2020. We believe that Atlantic City and the MAAC tournament will flourish together with this new partnership,” stated Daniel Gallagher, Sports Account Director for the Atlantic City Sports Commission. 

“We are looking forward to hosting the prestigious MAAC basketball championships at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall,” said Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Executive Director Matt Doherty. “This is a great opportunity for Atlantic City to be showcased in a national spotlight.”  

New Jersey member schools, Rider University and Monmouth University, will serve as co-hosts for the championships.  

"The move to Atlantic City places our fans the closest they've been to the MAAC Championships in more than 15 years," said Rider Athletic Director Don Harnum. "We're excited that Rider's alumni, students and fans will have easier access to see our men's and women's basketball teams compete for NCAA Tournament berths."

"We are very much looking forward to co-hosting the MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in Atlantic City. Not only does Atlantic City offer the conference neutrality, it provides a multitude of entertainment, shopping, and dining options for fans to take advantage of while enjoying championship basketball," noted Harnum.   

“We are very excited that the 2020 MAAC Basketball Championships will be held in Atlantic City,” said Monmouth University Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Marilyn McNeil. “I know that the local organizing committee, the MAAC and the host institutions are putting together an excellent week of events and Division I Basketball. Our fans are definitely going to want to take advantage of these early ticket opportunities.”  

Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.

 

About the Atlantic City Sports Commission
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.

 

About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is in its 38th year of competition during the 2018-19 academic year. Current Conference members include: 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.

 

About Spectra
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

 

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)

The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com.  Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/njcrda, and Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

 

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