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March 12, 2009 15:16 ET

More Than 64,000 Tickets Sold for 2009 CIS FINAL 8 Men's Basketball Championship, Presented by Milk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2009) - In conjunction with Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Scotiabank Place, the host organizing committee for the 2009 CIS Final 8 Men's Basketball Championship presented by Milk announced that more than 64,000 tickets have already been sold for the tournament, which is being held this weekend at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early in order to avoid anticipated lineups at the Scotiabank Place box office.

The top-ranked Carleton University Ravens (Ottawa) attempt to return to the championship game for the sixth time in seven years when they begin play on Friday evening against the St. Francis Xavier University X-Men (Antigonish, N.S.) at 8 p.m. The tournament gets underway on Friday at 12:30 p.m. when the second-seed University of Calgary Dinos oppose the seventh-seed Concordia University Stingers (Montreal). The fifth-seed University of Ottawa Gee-Gees return to the national tournament after a one-year hiatus and oppose the fourth-seed University of Western Ontario Mustangs (London, Ont.) on Friday at 6 p.m. in an all-Ontario matchup.

Single-session tickets, which include entry to both of the session's games, start at $10. Full tournament packages, which include a ticket to each of the 10 tournament games, are also on sale, starting at $50 per package.

Friday's games at the CIS championship are single elimination matchups with the four winners advancing to Saturday evening's semi-final double-header games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The consolation semi-final double-header takes place earlier on Saturday with games at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The lone Sunday session features the consolation final game for fifth place 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.

Tickets for the 2009 CIS Final 8 Men's Basketball Championship, presented by Milk, are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting 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, Centrepointe Theatre and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

The tournament schedule, in addition to information regarding the week's activities, can be found by visiting http://www.universitysport.ca/e/final8/2009/index.cfm

Contact Information

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