Scotiabank Place

Scotiabank Place

October 12, 2010 09:40 ET

Scotiabank Place To Host Fifth Annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic On Jan. 26, 2011

Community Partnership Renewed Through 2016

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 12, 2010) - In conjunction with Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, Scotiabank Place announced today that the venue will host the fifth annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. The latest edition of the Hoops Classic will once again feature two games: a women's matchup between the Carleton Ravens and the Ottawa Gee-Gees at 6 p.m., followed by the men's contest between the same schools at 8 p.m. The 2011 event marks the first of a six-year renewed agreement between the schools which sees Scotiabank Place continue to host the event through 2016.

"We're thrilled to not only announce the return of the MBNA Capital Hoops Classic in 2011 but to continue our partnership with both Carleton and the University of Ottawa for the next six years," said Cyril Leeder, Senators Sports & Entertainment president. "With the intensity of the on-court rivalry between the universities seemingly at an all-time high, our commitment to helping grow the sport in our community is reaffirmed with this agreement renewal and goes hand-in-hand with our passion for bringing quality events to our building."

The fifth annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic, an event which continues to showcase some of the finest basketball players in the country, sets the stage for the Final 8 CIS men's basketball championship, which will be held in Halifax from March 11-13, 2011. Following the 2012 championship (also set to take place in Halifax), the Final 8 will return to Scotiabank Place for two years with the Ravens once again serving as hosts in 2013 and 2014.

Individual tickets, available from $10, will go on sale Saturday, Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, 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'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information on group discounts, please call 613-599-0210 or email

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