PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Individual session tickets for the 2013 BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Championship Presented by American Eagle Outfitters are on sale now via all Ticketmaster outlets. The Championship, returning to Hartford, Conn., for the 10th-straight year, will be played at the XL Center March 8-12, 2013.
All 15 BIG EAST teams are invited to battle for the conference’s automatic NCAA tournament bid. Package tickets to all games of the championship will remain priced at $99.00 each, discounted by nearly one half of the face value. Ticket offices at all 15 BIG EAST institutions have had all-session packages on sale for several weeks.
To order tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. In addition, tickets can be purchased online by logging on to the XL Center website at www.xlcenter.com or the Ticketmaster website at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets.
Tickets can also be purchased at the XL Center Ticket Office. Weekday ticket office hours are noon-5 p.m. For weekend events, the ticket office will open four hours prior to the start of an event. All ticket purchases are subject to additional convenience fees.
For group sales (10 or more) information and discounts, please contact the XL Center at (860) 548-2000.
The City of Hartford has embraced the annual event, resulting in unparalleled success for the Conference, which leads all leagues nationally in average attendance. The Greater Hartford Convention & Visitors Bureau and its members are hard at work to offer fans special rates and discounts on hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. For more information, please visit www.bigeast.org.
The 2012 BIG EAST Championship brought plenty of excitement to the XL Center. For the second straight year, the final game featured a matchup that was a preview of an NCAA semifinal. No. 3 seed Connecticut held off top-ranked Notre Dame to win the 2012 crown. It was Connecticut's 17th title, including its seventh in the last eight years. It was Notre Dame’s sixth trip to the championship game. Both teams advanced to the 2012 NCAA Final Four, where Notre Dame defeated the Huskies and advanced to the NCAA title game.
For the third straight year, fans can watch both the first and second rounds of the Conference championship live on BIGEAST.tv, the league’s online home for live and on-demand streaming audio and video. The second-round games on March 9 will be aired as part of the BIG EAST Network, which is broadcast via regional sports networks in BIG EAST markets. SportsNet New York (SNY) is the flagship station for the BIG EAST Game of the Week during the regular season and will also carry all four second-round tournament games as well. The quarterfinals on March 10 will be televised on ESPNU and the BIG EAST Network and the semifinals on March 11 will be shown on ESPNU. The championship game, on March 12, will appear on ESPN or ESPN2.