Doubleheader session tickets on sale now for CIS FINAL 8 Men’s Basketball Championship

In conjunction with Canadian Interuniversity Sport and Scotiabank Place, the host organizing committee for the 2013 Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s basketball championship – the Final 8 – announced today that single session tickets for the three-day tournament are currently on sale. Ottawa will welcome the Final 8 for the fourth time in March 2013, following a two-year hiatus when the tournament was played in Halifax.

Doubleheader session tickets are available for all five of the tournament’s sessions, which commence with quarter-final games on Friday, March 8, at Noon and 2:15 p.m. With games scheduled for 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Friday evening session will feature the host and defending champions Carleton University 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 5:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The consolation semifinal session takes place earlier on Saturday, with games at Noon and 2 p.m.

The lone Sunday session features start times for the fifth-place game at 11 a.m., the bronze medal game at 1:15 p.m. and the championship game at 3:30 p.m. All five sessions (11 games in total) will take place at Scotiabank Place.

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 $125.

Doubleheader session tickets (and ticket packages) 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 Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office.

Ticket prices do not include CRF and convenience charges. A 30 percent discount is available for groups of 10 or more. For more information on group discounts, please call 613-599-0106 or email[email protected].

The CIS Final 8 brackets, including the schedule of first-round matchups, will be released on Sunday, March 3.

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