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September 02, 2009 11:57 ET

Ticket Packages on Sale Monday, Sept. 14, for CIS FINAL 8 Men's Basketball Championship, presented by Milk

OTTAWA ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 2, 2009) - In conjunction with Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Scotiabank Place, the host organizing committee for the 2010 Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's basketball championship - the Final 8, presented by Milk, today announced that ticket packages go on sale Monday, Sept. 14, at noon. Last spring, more than 73,000 fans witnessed CIS basketball action when the top-seeded tournament host Carleton Ravens captured their sixth W.P. McGee trophy in seven years with an 87-77 victory over the No. 3 seed UBC Thunderbirds in the championship game.

Ticket packages will provide access to each of the tournament's 10 games, which commence with quarter-final games on Friday, March 19, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. With games scheduled for 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Friday evening session will feature the host and defending champions Carleton University Ravens playing their first game of the tournament in the nightcap.

Friday's games are single-elimination matchups, with the four winners advancing to Saturday evening's semifinal session games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The consolation semifinal session takes place earlier on Saturday, with games at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The lone Sunday session features the fifth-place game at 1:30 p.m. and the championship game at 4 p.m. All five sessions (10 games in total) will take place at Ottawa's Scotiabank Place.

Full tournament packages, which include a ticket to each of the tournament's 10 games, will be available starting at $7.50 per ticket per game.

Ticket packages for the 2010 Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's basketball championship - the Final 8, presented by Milk, go on sale Monday, Sept. 14, at noon. Packages can be purchased online at www.CapitalTickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Rideau Centre and Place d'Orleans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Ticket prices do not include CRF and convenience charges. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information on group discounts, please call 613-599-0210 or email GroupSales@Scotiabankplace.com.

The CIS Final 8 brackets, including the schedule of first-round matchups, will be released on Sunday, March 14, 2010.

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore, Scotiabank Place, 613-599-0326
    David Kent, Carleton University, 613-293-5368
    Michel Belanger, CIS, 613-562-5670 ext. 25