Providence, R.I. – Single-session tickets for the 2012 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Championship are on sale, Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. ET. The championship returns to Hartford, Conn. and the XL Center for the ninth-straight year Friday-Tuesday, March 2-6. The BIG EAST will again welcome all 16 teams to its women’s basketball championship in 2012, a battle for the conference’s automatic NCAA tournament bid.
The availability of single-session tickets coincides with the announcement of the seeds for the tournament, which were finalized Monday night with the conclusion of the regular season. Ticket packages to all 15 games of the championship may still be purchased at the reduced value of $99.00 each, which is discounted by nearly one half of the face value.
Session tickets are priced as follows:
March 2 -Session 1 (Fri. afternoon doubleheader)............... $20
March 2 -Session 2 (Fri. evening doubleheader).................. $20
March 3 -Session 3 (Sat. afternoon doubleheader).............. $20
March 3 -Session 4 (Sat. evening doubleheader).................. $20
March 4 -Session 5 (Sun. afternoon doubleheader).............. $25
March 4 -Session 6 (Sun. evening doubleheader)................. $25
March 5 -Session 7 (Monday semifinal doubleheader)........ $30
March 6 -Session 8 (Tuesday championship final)................ $30
To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. In addition, tickets can be purchased online by logging on to the XL Center website at www.xlcenter.com or the Ticketmaster website at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets.
Tickets can also be purchased at the XL Center ticket office beginning Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. The ticket office will open at 9 a.m. on March 2-4. The ticket office will open at noon on March 5-6. All ticket purchases are subject to additional convenience fees.
For group sales (10 or more) information and discounts, please contact Lisa Feigenbaum of the XL Center at (860) 548-2000.
The City of Hartford has embraced the annual event resulting in unparalleled success for the Conference. The Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) and its members are hard at work to offer fans special rates and discounts on hotels and restaurants and complimentary shuttle services to tourist attractions. The XL Center, along with the GHCVB, is working hard to make the 2012 Fan Fest interactive and fun, featuring non-stop music, games, interactive sports and the Hoopa Lounge before, during and after all games. For more information please visit Championship Central at www.bigeast.org/wbb.
The BIG EAST is the largest and most diverse Division I conference in the country. It was formed in 1979 and represents the athletic interests of 16 member institutions including the University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, DePaul University, Georgetown University, University of Louisville, Marquette University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, Providence College, Rutgers University, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University, University of South Florida, Syracuse University, Villanova University and West Virginia University. The BIG EAST Conference has captured 32 national championships in six different sports and is a founding member of the Bowl Championship Series. For more information on the Conference and its membership, please visit www.bigeast.org.