Photography by Pete Galarneau, Jr.
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – All-session reserved and general admission tickets for the 2014 Mountain East Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championship Tournaments went on sale February 4th, at 10 a.m. The Charleston Civic Center will serve as the site for both tournaments from March 6-9, featuring 14 games over four days.
All-session reserved and general admission ticket books are available at TicketMaster.com or at the Charleston Civic Center Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased from volunteers of partnering civic organizations* in the Kanawha Valley area with a portion of the ticket sales being donated to those groups. All-session tournament reserved tickets are available for $40, while all-session general admission tickets are available for $30.
Single-session tickets will go on sale starting on Wednesday, March 5. Single-session tickets are $12 for reserved seats, $9 for general admission, $5 for college students (with a valid ID) and $4 for a youth (ages 12-18) ticket. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult.
All 12 men's and women's teams qualify for the MEC Tournament with the top four teams in the regular season standings earning a bye to the quarterfinals. First round games for teams seeded 5th-12th will be played on Tuesday, March 4, on campus sites.
On Thursday, March 6, the women's quarterfinals will take place with four games at noon, 2:15 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. Friday's action will feature the four men's quarterfinal contests at the same times. Both the men's and the women's semifinals will commence on Saturday, March 8, as the women take to the court at noon and 2:15 p.m., followed by the men at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The women's MEC champion will be crowned on Sunday, March 9, at 1 p.m., followed by the men's final at 3:30 p.m. (Finals times subject to change.)
* Check the official Mountain East Conference Basketball Tournament page for information regarding involved civic organizations.
MEC Tournament Ticket Prices:
All-Session Reserved Ticket: $40*
All-Session General Admission Ticket: $30*
Single Session Reserved Ticket: $12
Single Session General Admission Ticket: $9
Single Session Student (with valid ID) Ticket: $5
Single Session Youth Ticket: $4
(*Available for advance purchase)
MEC Tournament Format:
Top four teams receive bye to quarterfinals
Men's & women's first round games will be played Tuesday, March 4, on campus sites
Thursday, March 6: Women's Quarterfinal Round
Friday, March 7: Men's Quarterfinal Round
Saturday, March 8: Women's & Men's Semifinals
Sunday, Mach 9: Women's & Men's Finals