BARCLAYS CENTER TO HOST PSAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8

Feb 5, 2014

BROOKLYN (February 5, 2014) – Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host the renowned PSAL Basketball Championships for the first time on Saturday, March 8. The Division AA girls varsity finals game starts at noon and the AA boys varsity game starts at 2 p.m. The teams will be known after the AA semifinal games on March 4.
 
Tickets for the PSAL Championships go on sale beginning Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at the American Express® Box Office at Barclays Center beginning Saturday, February 15 at noon (if still available). American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, February 12 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, February 13 at 10 p.m.
 
“The PSAL basketball championships are exciting for our students, families, and schools,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “Whether in the classroom or on the basketball court, we have incredibly talented students. As a Brooklyn native and current resident, I want to thank Barclays Center for hosting this event.”   
 
“I look forward to seeing our top girls varsity and boys varsity basketball teams compete at Barclays Center,” said Deputy Chancellor of Operations Kathleen Grimm. “This is the first time our schools will be playing in this popular arena and I want to thank Barclays Center for making its venue available to the PSAL. I am ready to cheer on our student athletes.”   
 
“Brooklyn’s home court has come to the rescue for our public school athletes, and I couldn’t be more thrilled,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. “Along with providing our public school students with the chance to enjoy healthy physical activity, the PSAL athletic program teaches our kids about discipline, fair play and teamwork. Plus, their annual basketball title games will give Brooklyn’s—and all of New York City’s—public school athletes the chance to play in an NBA arena, an opportunity for our youth to feel like the champions we know they are. Barclays Center has stepped up to be a “champion” to our young champions.”
 
“Many of Brooklyn’s all-time greatest players have played in the PSAL Championships so it’s only fitting for these celebrated games to be held at Barclays Center,” Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said. “We are delighted to offer the city’s best teams the chance to show their talent on Brooklyn’s biggest stage.”
 
High school sports at Barclays Center is presented by The Brooklyn Hospital Center.