Aug. 7, 2008
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - In an effort to assist fans with questions regarding the 2009 West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, the WCC has launched its 2009 Basketball Championship Central page. The page includes information on tickets, the Official WCC Fan Hotel, tournament formats, schedules, and travel information. The WCC will announce a public on-sale date for tickets later this month. Fans can access the page by logging on to the WCC's official website, wccsports.com, and clicking on the 2009 WCC Tournament logo.
For the first time in league history, the conference's premier event will be held at a neutral site as the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships head to the bright lights of Las Vegas and the Orleans Arena in 2009 as 16 teams battle for two chances to "Advance to the Dance". The 2009 basketball championships will be the 23rd annual event on the men's side and the 17th annual women's tournament, and will take place March 6-9, 2009.
About the Orleans Arena
Since opening our doors in 2003, the Orleans Arena has proven to be Las Vegas' favorite arena. The Orleans Arena hosted over 175 events in 2006 and over 200 in 2007, including multiple concerts and touring shows; and a variety of sporting events. The Orleans Arena seats 7,471 for basketball events, and is also the home of the ECHL's Las Vegas Wranglers professional hockey team. For more information on the Orleans Arena, visit orleansarena.com.
About the West Coast Conference
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 13 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's crew, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership - only two conferences have been together longer - and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.