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NFT: Albany TU Center selected to host 2020 NCAA 1st/2nd round

JohnF : 4/18/2017 10:59 pm
NCAA Tournament returning to Albany's Times Union Center

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"This is what it's been all about,'' (TU GM Bob)Belber said. "This is fantastic. For us to be able to land a 2019 East Regional women's basketball championship and follow that with 2020 first and second rounds on the men, that's what we were hoping for. We're happy as could be."

The 2020 men's games will be played the weekend of March 19-22.

Belber said tickets likely won't go on sale for the 2020 men's tournament until about a year beforehand.

The 1995 men's games at Times Union Center, then known as Knickerbocker Arena, sold out almost a year in advance. The 2003 regional saw an Orange-dominated crowd of 15,207 cheer for Syracuse's victory over Oklahoma in the Elite Eight at the building then-renamed Pepsi Arena.


Buffalo too  
Steve L : 4/19/2017 11:33 am : link
Buffalo got the Frozen Four in 2019 and hoops in 2022.
New Nassau Coliseum's  
Metnut : 4/19/2017 12:36 pm : link
bid was rejected.

Both MSG and Barclays will get a regional final.
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