EDISON, NJ (Nov. 21, 2023) – Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 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 12-16.
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.
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall has served as the host venue for the MAAC Basketball Championships for four consecutive years dating back to 2020 and last March the venue agreed to a three-year extension, making Boardwalk Hall the host site for the MAAC through 2026. Additionally, the MAAC announced a multi-year renewal with Hercules Tires as the title sponsor of the MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships earlier this month. The five-day event will feature the league’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball championships, Esports Spring championships, and a number of MAAC ancillary events.
Last year, Iona University men’s and women’s programs swept both the MAAC Regular Season titles and MAAC Championship trophies. For the men’s team, it was the Gaels’ MAAC-leading 14th championship and for the women’s team it was the program’s second championship. Through two weeks of the 2023-24 season as of Sunday, November 19, Quinnipiac (4-1), Manhattan (3-1), and Marist (2-1) are leading the way on the men’s side, while MAAC men’s team as a collective have posted a 9-1 home mark thus far. On the women’s side, the MAAC has had slightly more success, with a trio of teams sitting tied atop of the league standings with identical 2-1 records, while more than half the conference has records of .500 or above. Leading the pack are Fairfield, Marist, and Siena at 2-1, while Manhattan, Niagara, and Rider have 2-2 overall records.
The 2023-24 campaign culminates with the 2024 Hercules Tires MAAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships from March 12-16 at Atlantic City's Historic Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall for the fifth consecutive year dating back to 2020. For all information regarding the 2024 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 Visit Atlantic City 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. For complete Atlantic City tourism information, visit www.atlanticcitynj.com, and follow us on facebook.com/DoAtlanticCity, on Twitter at twitter.com/VisitAC, on Instagram at instagram.com/doac, and YouTube at youtube.com/doac.
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 43rd year of competition during the 2023-24 academic year. Current conference members include: Canisius University, 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. Merrimack College and Sacred Heart University will join the MAAC as full members in the 2024-25 academic year, expanding the conference to 13 institutions.