July 3rd, 2018 | NEWS

Following its successful inaugural year, organisers of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic have officially launched ticket sales for what is expected to be one of the most exciting sporting events of the year to take place on the island of Ireland.

Doubling in size for its second year, this year’s Belfast Classic will welcome eight NCAA Division I college basketball teams – University at Albany (America East Conference); University at Buffalo (Mid-American Conference); Dartmouth College (Ivy League); LIU Brooklyn (Northeast Conference); Marist College (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference); University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (Horizon League); University of San Francisco (West Coast Conference); and Stephen F. Austin State University (Southland Conference) – to the SSE Arena Belfast as they go head-to-head in eight fast-paced games over three days from Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December 2018 to hoist the prestigious Belfast Classic Cup.  Broken into two brackets, Samson and Goliath, this year’s tournament will also see two winners come out victorious.

Launching on American Independence Day, Wednesday 4th July 2018, general admission tickets will be available from the SSE Arena box office for £10 with family passes available from £25.  This year eager fans can also take advantage of a discounted tournament pass which will offer the chance to take in all eight games of tournament play for £30.

Carrying on the established tradition of giving back to Northern Ireland’s community, this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic will continue to raise awareness of the Sport Changes Life Foundation (SCLF)’s dedication to raising aspirations of young people using sporting excellence, academic achievement and personal development with the support of event partners Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).  The tournament will also be broadcast live across America, with thousands of fans tuning in to see this world-class sporting event hosted in Northern Ireland’s capital city.

Thursday November 29th
Game #1 – Marist vs. Dartmouth 4:30 pm
Game #2 – LIU vs. Albany 7.00pm

Friday November 30th
Game #1 – San Francisco vs. Stephen F. Austin 10:30 am
Game #2 – Milwaukee vs. Buffalo 1:00 pm

Game #3 – Consolation Game 5.00 pm
Game #4 – Championship Game 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 1st
Game #1 – Consolation Game 1.00 pm
Game #2 – Championship Game 3:30 pm


For more information or to reserve your tickets visit HERE

For media queries please contact Brittany Breslin ( / +44 (0) 7786 964 645) or Julie McCabe ( / +44 (0) 7801 989 950 at Massive PR.

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