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Sun National Bank Center Will Be Regional Site for 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament

Pictured (l-r): Rich Ensor, Lynn Milligan, Mika Ryan, Claudio Oliveira, Don Harnum, Brian Hughes.

The NCAA Division I women’s basketball committee has announced that the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton has been chosen to host the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament for the Trenton Regional.

“Mercer County is excited about the return of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship to our great county, and we welcome players, fans and families to discover the treasures we have to offer,” County Executive Brian Hughes said in a press statement about the announcement. “I am so pleased the Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission and Sun National Bank Center have continued their great partnership with Rider University and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to bring events such as the NCAA tournaments to our Capital City.”

Hosted by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) and Rider University, the selection marks the second time since 2009 that the Sun National Bank Center will be a regional site for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

“We are extremely proud to once again host the NCAA Women’s Basketball Trenton Regional at the Sun National Bank Center,” said Jeff Schumacher, General Manager of the Sun National Bank Center. “Basketball fans can be assured that they will see the highest level of women’s basketball in the country at an affordable price next March here in Trenton. We look forward to our continued partnership with Rider University, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, the Mercer County Sports and Entertainment Commission, and the Mercer County Improvement Authority.”

All-session tickets are available online at www.ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1 (800) 298-4200 or in person at the Sun National Bank Center Box Office. Groups of 10 or more should contact the Sun National Bank Center Group Sales Department for discount information by phone at (609) 656-3234 or email snbcgroupsales@snbcenter.com.  Single-day tickets will go on sale at a future date.

The following regional sites will play host to games either March 30 and April 1 or March 31 and April 2, 2013 (dates to be determined this June):

City                             Venue                                                  Host

Trenton                        Sun National Bank Center                   MAAC Conference & Rider University
Norfolk, VA                  Ted Constant Convocation Center      Old Dominion
Oklahoma City, OK     Chesapeake Energy Arena                   TBD
Spokane, WA              Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena     Washington State

The Sun National Bank Center has hosted the NCAA Tournament three times since its opening in 1999, hosting the first and second rounds in 2006 and the Northeast Regional in 2009.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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