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March 13, 2008 16:45 ET

More Than 74,000 Tickets Sold for CIS FINAL 8 Men's Basketball Championship, Presented by Milk

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - In conjunction with Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Scotiabank Place, the host organizing committee for the 2008 CIS men's basketball championship - the FINAL 8, presented by Milk - today announced that more than 74,000 tickets have already been sold for the CIS FINAL 8 Men's Basketball Championship 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) defend their five consecutive CIS titles on Friday evening when they play the University of Alberta Golden Bears (Edmonton, Alta.) at 8 p.m. in their opener. The tournament gets underway on Friday at 11:30 a.m. when the third-seed Saint Mary's University Huskies (Halifax) oppose the sixth-seed University of Western Ontario Mustangs (London, Ont.).

Single session tickets, which include entry to both of the session's games, start at $10 per ticket. Full tournament packages, which include a ticket to each of the 10 tournament games, are also on sale, starting at $60 per package.

Friday's games are single elimination matchups with the four winners advancing to Saturday evening's semi-final session games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The consolation semi-final session takes place earlier on Saturday with games at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The lone Sunday session features the consolation final game at 12:30 p.m. and the championship game at 3:30 p.m. All five sessions (10 games in total) will take place at Ottawa's Scotiabank Place.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.CapitalTickets.ca; by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1- 877-788-FANS (3267); in person at any Sport Experts location in the Ottawa-Gatineau area 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/index.cfm.

Contact Information

  • Chris Moore, Scotiabank Place, 613-599-0326
    David Kent, Carleton University, 613-293-5369
    Michel Belanger, CIS, 613-562-5670 ext. 25