Mohegan Sun and CIAC Officially Announce Partnership

Mohegan Sun Arena to host boys and girls high school state
basketball finals

Mohegan Sun and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced Tuesday that Mohegan Sun Arena will be the location for the boys and girls 2009 high school state basketball finals. 

“We are thrilled that we are able to form this partnership with the CIAC.   This will allow Mohegan Sun Arena to host Connecticut’s finest student athletes and give them the opportunity to compete in the same arena that is home to the Connecticut Sun and play on the same floor as Michael Jordan, Ray Allen, Diana Taurasi, Lindsay Whalen and Sue Bird to name a few,” said Mohegan Sun’s President and CEO Mitchell Etess. 

The games, which are scheduled for Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st, will mark the first time in CIAC history that the boys and girls basketball championship finals are played on the same weekend at the same venue.  As always, there will be four boys and four girls games, a total of eight championship games in all.  Two games will take place on Friday night with the remaining six games to be played throughout the day on Saturday. 

“The CIAC is extremely excited to be holding the girls and boys basketball finals at
Mohegan Sun this year.  Not only will it mark the first time in CIAC history that the girls and boys have played their finals on the same weekend, but the opportunity to play their state championships at a professional venue is particularly exciting for both the student athletes and their coaches,” said Paul Hoey, Associate Executive Director of CIAC.  

Tickets will be broken down by three sessions, each session’s admission is $10.00.  Tickets for game sessions go on sale Monday, February 16th at 10:00am at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.   The session on Friday night will feature two games, one at 6:30pm and the second at 8:30pm.  The next session will be Saturday morning and will feature three games at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm.  The final session will be Saturday evening and will also feature three games at 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 8:30pm.   All eight games will be tape delayed and broadcast on CTSN-TV, the Connecticut Sports Network.  Broadcast schedule TBA. 

About the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)
The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference serves as the governing agency for high school sports in Connecticut.  It boasts a long tradition of providing quality interscholastic athletic programs for Connecticut’s students.  The CIAC currently sponsors post-season championship tournaments in twenty-seven sports serving over 103,000 student athletes statewide.   The CIAC is a non-profit organization located in Cheshire, Connecticut.

About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or by visiting mohegansun.com.

Double the “Signings & Sightings” Fun at Mohegan Sun

3 Doors Down and Hoobastank will host exclusive Signings
In conjunction with their performances in the Arena on February 27

UNCASVILLE, CT (February 12, 2009)— Before they take the  stage on Friday, February 27th popular rockers 3 Doors Down will be participating in a “Signings & Sightings” event at 6:00pm.  On this same night rock fans will also get a chance to meet, greet and snag autographs with the members of the chart topping band, Hoobastank, for a signing immediately the end of their show with 3 Doors Down.  Both of these “Signings & Sightings” events will take place on the Spin Street Stage in The Shops at Mohegan Sun concourse.  This “Signings & Sightings” event is sponsored by Spin Street and The Shops at Mohegan Sun.  CDs for both groups will be available for purchase at Spin Street on the day of the signing and leading up to the events.

Tickets for 3 Doors Down with special guest Hoobastank are $45.00 and available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster in limited quantities.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. 

3 Doors Down hit mainstream success with their first single “Kryptonite” back in 2000 and since then they have sold over 15 million records.  The band released their self-titled fourth album in May 2008, which was their second consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.  The album spawned the singles “It’s Not My Time,” “Train,” “Let Me Be Myself” and “Citizen/Soldier,” a song written as a tribute to the National Guard.
Hoobastank has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity and sales since hitting the scene a few years ago and has delivered a masterpiece with their new album featuring the hit single “My Turn.”  This will be a very special treat for fans. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet this group and have them personally autograph your CD purchase.

Due to the short timeframe for the events and the number of fans expected, both Hoobastank and 3 Doors Down will only be signing copies of their CDs.  Absolutely no memorabilia of any kind can be signed. 

Collaborating with Spin Street, Mohegan Sun’s one-of-a-kind “Signings & Sightings” program provides guests the opportunity to meet entertainment superstars and world renowned artists.  In addition, the program provides entertainers the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with their fans in a unique and exciting venue in which to showcase their latest work.  “Signings & Sightings” events are free and open to the public. 

Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, is one of the nation’s premier high end music, movies, and memorabilia entertainment stores offering thousands of CDs spanning every genre imaginable from the roaring 20s through today and an unmatched selection of DVDs and video games.  Spin Street carries an astounding array of personalized and one-of-a-kind pieces of autographed music, film and sports memorabilia and routinely hosts personal appearances by many of today’s musical heroes in intimate after-show CD signings.

Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. 

 

 

Buckcherry and Papa Roach Together at Mohegan Sun

Live in the Arena on Monday, March 16th

Two dominant forces in Rock music are teaming up for an unforgettable night at Mohegan Sun.  Buckcherry and Papa Roach will perform live in the Arena on Monday, March 16th at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $35.00 and go on sale Friday, February 13th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, February 14th, subject to availability.

A hard rock favorite since its eponymous debut in 1999, the Grammy nominated Buckcherry has since released the platinum album 15, the top ten smash and recently released Black Butterfly, and freewheeling hits like “Crazy Bitch” and “Sorry.” 

Papa Roach hit the big time with their first major label debut in 2000, Infest which featured the mega-hit “Last Resort.”   Their second album Lovehatetragedy followed in 2002 featuring the hit song “She Loves Me Not.”  A third album soon followed, Getting Away With Murder and launched the single “Scars.” Papa Roach’s fourth studio album The Paramour Sessions was released in 2007 featuring “….To Be Loved.”

For more information on Buckcherry and Papa Roach and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com.  For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.