Doubleheader session tickets on sale Monday, Feb. 10, for the 2014 CIS FINAL 8 Men’s Basketball Championship

OTTAWA – In conjunction with Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Canadian Tire Centre, the host organizing committee for the 2014 CIS men’s basketball championship – the Final 8 – announced today that doubleheader session tickets for the three-day tournament (Friday, March 7, through Sunday, March 9) will go on sale Monday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m. Last March, Ottawa witnessed the top-seededCarleton University Ravens capture their third CIS title in as many years and become the first program in history to claim a ninth W.P. McGee Trophy with a 92-42 victory over the Lakehead Thunderwolves (No. 7 seed) in the championship game.

Doubleheader session tickets are available for all five of the tournament’s sessions, which commence with quarter-final games on Friday, March 7, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. With games scheduled for 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Friday evening session will once again feature the host and defending champions, the Carleton Ravens, playing their first game of the tournament in the nightcap.

Friday’s games are single-elimination matchups, with the four winners advancing to Saturday evening’s semifinal session games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. The consolation semifinal session takes place earlier on Saturday, with games at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The lone Sunday session features start times for the bronze medal game at 10:30 a.m. and the championship game at 2 p.m. All five sessions (10 games in total) will take place at Canadian Tire Centre.

Doubleheader session tickets, which include entry to two games, will be available starting at $12 per session. Full tournament packages, including limited floor seating and centre court VIP club seats, are currently on sale starting from $100.

Tickets and ticket packages can be purchased by visiting, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office. A 30 per cent discount is available for groups of 10 or more. For more information on group discounts, please call 613-599-0372 or e-mail [email protected].

The CIS Final 8 brackets, including the schedule of first-round matchups, will be released on Sunday, March 2.

Capital Tickets is the only authorized ticket vendor for Canadian Tire Centre events. Tickets purchased through unauthorized ticket vendors are subject to cancellation and purchasers may be denied access to the event. Only those tickets purchased through authorized vendors are guaranteed seating.

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