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.