EDISON, NJ (Oct. 24, 2022) – Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Hercules Tires Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships at historic Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey from March 7-11.
All-session tickets are available for fans who would like to see multiple sessions throughout the championship. All-session ticket packages range from $100 to $230. All tickets can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.com or by visiting maacsports.com/basketball.
Don’t miss out on a chance to witness the MAAC tournament and see who earns the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Last season’s MAAC men’s tournament yielded one of March Madness’ most successful Cinderella stories ever, as the Saint Peter’s Peacocks strutted their way into NCAA history by becoming the first ever No. 15 seeded team and first ever MAAC program – men or women – to advance to the Elite Eight.
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall has served as the host venue for the MAAC Basketball Championships for four consecutive years dating back to 2020. The five-day event will feature the league’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball championships, Esports Spring championships, and MAAC ancillary events such as the MAAC Bounce to Boardwalk Hall, MAAC Band Jam, MAAC ‘n Cheese Fest, Spirit Squad Showcase and MAAC Mascot Game.
Defending MAAC Regular Season Champion, Iona University was selected as the favorite to win the 2023 title, according to the MAAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll as voted on by the league’s 11 head coaches. The Gaels have won six out of the last 10 MAAC tournament titles dating back to 2013 which also includes nine total championship final appearances since 2011, the most by any MAAC school during that time span. On the women’s side, Quinnipiac University was chosen as this year’s favorites in the MAAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Since joining the league in 20213-14, the Bobcats have claimed four conference crowns and have made six total finals appearances.
The 2022-23 campaign culminates with the 2023 Hercules Tires MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships from March 7-11 at Atlantic City's Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall for the fourth consecutive year. For all information regarding the 2023 Hercules Tires MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, please visit MAACSports.com/basketball and by following @MAACHoops and #MAACHoops on Twitter.
About the Atlantic City Sports Commission:
The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.
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Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are operated by OVG360 and owned and funded by the CRDA.
OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health and public safety and more.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority:
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/njcrda and Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.
About the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference:
With 11 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) is in its 42nd year of competition during the 2022-23 academic year. Current conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona University, Manhattan College, Marist College, Mount St. Mary’s University, Niagara University, Quinnipiac University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s University, and Siena College.