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WCCTV: What Happened in Vegas, is Staying in Vegas

Aug. 12, 2009

Watch the entire press conference here

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - When talking about the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships, fans, student-athletes, and coaches alike were hoping that what happened in Vegas, would stay in Vegas.

WCCTV takes a look at the Conference's historic three-year contract extension that will keep the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in Las Vegas through 2012.

The extension comes after the West Coast Conference sold out the Orleans Arena for the 2009 WCC Basketball Championships. The 2009 championship, which was the WCC's first-ever at a neutral site, set conference records for both total championship attendance (33,320) and single session championship attendance (7,845).

The agreement will bring the WCC Basketball Championships to the Orleans Arena on March 5-8 of 2010, March 4-7 of 2011, and March 2-5 of 2012.The 2010 WCC Championships will feature the same format as the 2009 event, with a combined total of 14 men's and women's games over four days. Tickets for the 2010 championship will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 13.

In addition, the WCC announced discounted Orleans Hotel room rates for the 2010 championships. Rates for the 2010 event will be $50 on Sunday-Thursday and $130 on Friday and Saturday, and are available through www.orleanscasino.com or by calling 1-800-675-3267. WCC fans are asked to use group code `0FANC03' or identify themselves as members of the WCC Basketball Championships Fan Block.