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West Coast Conference Announces Basketball Tournament Ticket Info

Sept. 24, 2009

Please be sure to check back here after the on-sale date for links to purchase tickets as well as updated information on the second annual Hall of Honor Brunch.

"ADVANCE TO THE DANCE"

2010 WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
MARCH 5-8, 2010
ORLEANS ARENA
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA

Orleans Arena Ticket Office: 888-234-2334


WEST COAST CONFERENCE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TO REMAIN IN LAS VEGAS THROUGH 2012

The West Coast Conference will return to Las Vegas in 2010 for the Zappos.com WCC Basketball Championships on March 5-8 at Orleans Arena. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 13.

The West Coast Conference made a successful debut in Las Vegas last year when it 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).

In conjunction with the success, the WCC made two major announcements relating to the basketball championships in the off-season. The WCC first signed a three-year extension with the Orleans Arena to keep the event in Las Vegas through 2012.

The West Coast Conference (WCC) and its multi-media rights partner, IMG College, later announced Zappos.com as the official title sponsor of the WCC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships. The three-year deal, effective through the 2011-12 season, marks the WCC's first-ever title sponsorship.

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.


TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Men's Tournament Format
Under the format that was adopted in 2003, the #5 through #8 seeds will compete in the opening round to determine who will advance to the next round of the tournament. Waiting for the winners in the quarterfinals will be the #3 and #4 seeds, who will have first round byes. The winners of the quarterfinal match-ups will go head-to-head with the #1 and #2 seeds, who will have byes through the first two rounds of the tournament.

Women's Tournament Format
As was the case in 2009, the women's and men's tournament formats will be the same. The #5 through #8 seeds will compete in the opening round to determine who will advance to the next round of the tournament. Waiting for the winners in the quarterfinals will be the #3 and #4 seeds, who will have first round byes. The winners of the quarterfinal match-ups will go head-to-head with the #1 and #2 seeds, who will have byes through the first two rounds of the tournament.


TOURNAMENT TICKET INFORMATION

2010 WCC Tournament Ticket Prices

Men's Championships
Combined All-Session Ticket (Access to 7 men's and 7 women's games)
Price 1 - $500
Price 2 - $200
Price 3 - $135

Single Session Ticket (men's only)
Preliminary Sessions Price 2 - $65
Preliminary Sessions Price 3 - $50
Semifinal Session Price 2 - $75
Semifinal Session Price 3 - $55
Championship Session Price 2 - $85
Championship Session Price 3 - $65

Student Ticket (men's only)
$10

Women's Championships
All General Admission

Women's All-Session Ticket (Access to 7 women's games)
Price 1 - $35

Single Session Ticket (women's only)
Preliminary Sessions - $15
Championship Session - $20

Student Ticket
$5

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 13 (ticket link will be available on this page on that date)


2010 WCC TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Friday, March 5
Women's First Round Session Game 1 (5 vs. 8) - TBA
Women's First Round Session Game 2 (6 vs. 7) - 30 mins after the conclusion of Game 1

Men's First Round Session Game 1 (5 vs. 8) - TBA
Men's First Round Session Game 2 (6 vs. 7) - 30 mins after the conclusion of Game 1

Saturday, March 6
Women's Quarterfinal Round Session Game 1 (5/8 vs. 4) - TBA
Women's Quarterfinal Round Session Game 2 (6/7 vs. 3) - 30 mins after the conclusion of Game 1

Men's Quarterfinal Round Session Game 1 (5/8 vs. 4) - TBA
Men's Quarterfinal Round Session Game 2 (6/7 vs. 3) - 30 mins after the conclusion of Game 1

Sunday, March 7
Women's Semifinal Round Session Game 1 (5/8/4 vs. 1) - TBA
Women's Semifinal Round Session Game 2 (6/7/3 vs. 2) - 30 mins after the conclusion of Game 1

Men's Semifinal Round Session Game 1 (5/8/4 vs. 1) - 5:30 PM (ESPN 2)
Men's Semifinal Round Session Game 2 (6/7/3 vs. 2) - 7:30 PM (ESPN 2)

Monday, March 8
Women's Championship - TBA (ESPNU)
Men's Championship - 6:00 PM (ESPN)

All times PST


TOURNAMENT HOTEL AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

OFFICIAL WCC FAN HOTEL
The Orleans Hotel
4500 W. Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103
General Phone: 702-365-7111
Toll Free: 800-ORLEANS (675-3267)

WCC Fan Rates and Booking Information
• $50 weekdays (Sunday through Thursday)
• $130 weekend days (Friday and Saturday)
• Each room is subject to Clark County room tax (currently 9%) and $5 resort fee per room, per day. The resort fee includes access to the fitness center, in-room coffee, unlimited local and 800 calls as well as free high speed internet access in the business center.
• Call 1-800-675-3267
• Identify yourself as an attendee of the WCC Tournament Fan Block or group code 0FANC03.
• As an alternative, guests can also book online by visiting www.orleanscasino.com, clicking on "Book a Room" and entering the group code, 0FANC03, in the Group Code field.

WCC TOURNAMENT TRAVEL PACKAGES
The WCC has partnered with Anthony Travel, which will serve as the official fan travel agent for the 2010 WCC Basketball Championships. Fans can book through Anthony Travel ("one-stop shop" travel agent) or directly through the Orleans. By booking through Anthony Travel, fans will receive assistance with the following items:

Flights
Anthony Travel will be able to tailor individual flight accommodations through every major airline from any US airport to Las Vegas (service fee will apply).

Hotel
Anthony Travel will work directly with the Orleans Hotel to book fan hotel accommodations at the Orleans Hotel to fulfill the WCC general fan contract (service fee will apply).

Transportation
Anthony Travel will be able to assist fans with the booking of rental cars once they arrive in Las Vegas. Anthony will also be able to provide information (no booking) of airport transfer options.

Contacting Anthony Travel
• Call 1-888-632-6951
• Identify yourself as an attendee of the WCC Basketball Tournament


WEST COAST CONFERENCE HALL OF HONOR

WCC Hall of Honor Brunch

The West Coast Conference will be hosting its second annual Hall of Honor Brunch on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.in the Orleans Hotel, Esplanade Ballroom.

Tickets for the Hall of Honor brunch are $40 per person and $400 per table of 10 (table sponsorships can also be purchased by request). To reserve a ticket or table, please contact Amanda Wood at the West Coast Conference at (650) 873-8622 or awood@westcoast.org.

The 2010 Hall of Honor Class will be announced in conjunction with the start of the conference basketball season.