Oct 30, 2013

BROOKLYN/RICHMOND, VA (October 30, 2013) – The legendary and highly-anticipated Big Apple Classic (BAC) basketball tournament will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 15. Archrivals from four of the nation’s most prominent Historically Black Colleges and Universities will compete in a doubleheader. Virginia State University will take on Virginia Union University at 3 p.m. and Delaware State University plays against Howard University beginning at 6 p.m.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for the Big Apple Classic at Barclays Center are currently on sale and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center beginning tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, at noon.

Now in its seventh year, the BAC experience encompasses more than just live basketball. With this year’s theme of an “Educational Wonderland,” there will be several innovative and stimulating events and activities lined up during the entire weekend.  The weekend starts at The New York Times Building on Saturday, December 14 with the Leadership Summit, which includes seminars focused on STEM-ED (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Entrepreneurship, Design) & CTE (Career and Technical Education). On Sunday, December 15, BAC weekend peaks with an interactive college fair, drumline competition, halftime show, and a thrilling basketball doubleheader, all inside of Barclays Center.

Each year, the BAC transforms into the ultimate family and social event, drawing thousands of alumni, students, and fans from across the country to “The Big Apple” to take part in this annual tradition. Produced by Johnson, Inc., a full service marketing and communications firm based in Richmond, Virginia, the BAC aims to increase black college awareness and expose the rich academic and athletic heritage of Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the East Coast.

A portion of the proceeds from the BAC will be donated to support the philanthropic efforts of Educational Learning Opportunities (ELO), a non-profit organization specifically designed to provide student mentoring, educational workshops, personal and professional development, as well as career planning.

Big Apple Classic Ticket Prices:
Lower Level and 100-Level Seating: $30 Reserved Seating
Floor Seating: $50 Reserved Seating