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Festivities to Include Performance by Country Music Star Scotty McCreery!
Greensboro, N.C. (Nov. 19, 2013) - The Atlantic Coast Conference has announced that tickets for ‘Opening Day Presented By Food Lion’ of the 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament (Wednesday, March 12), will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m.
Tickets for the Wednesday’s action of the annual tournament will be sold separately from the tournament book. Each ticket is $35 and includes admission to all three of the Tournament’s first-day games. Tip-off times are scheduled for 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Seating is general admission.
In addition to a great tripleheader of basketball, ticketholders will also be treated to a performance by country music sensation Scotty McCreery. The concert will take place inside the Greensboro Coliseum after the conclusion of the second game of the day (approximately 6 p.m.).
“With our conference expansion this year, we felt it was important to do something special to celebrate the start of this historic, 15-team ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “Having the opportunity to purchase a single ticket for Wednesday that includes three ACC basketball games and a performance by one of the rising young stars in the recording industry offers a tremendous value to our fans.”
Beginning Friday tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster online (http://theacc.co/14TourneyTix), at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and the Greensboro Coliseum box office.
“Food Lion is very excited about sponsoring the Opening Day of the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament this year,” said Stacey Sengewalt, Director of Marketing for Food Lion. “We are proud to offer our customers opportunities to win tickets and experience a variety of Food Lion events throughout the month of March. We value our partnership with the ACC and look forward to this event.”
With album sales approaching 2 million in less than two years, Scotty McCreery has emerged as one of country's hottest new stars. He has earned a gold and platinum album, two gold singles, and two consecutive album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. His social numbers are equally impressive with a combined 2.4 million followers on Facebook and Twitter. After winning Season Ten of American Idol, Scotty released his debut album, Clear As Day, which was the best-selling solo album released by a country artist in 2011. His new album, See You Tonight, was released in October and also debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums chart.
The 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament will run through Sunday, March 16. The Tournament will be played at Greensboro Coliseum for the 25th time, the most of any venue.
Ticketholders for ‘Opening Day’ are encouraged to visit ACC FanFest in the Pavilion prior to the day’s games. ACC FanFest includes the ACC store, historical exhibits, face painting, entertainment, food, drinks and more. On March 12, FanFest will run from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and admission is free!
EVENT: Opening Day, presented by Food Lion, of 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament
DATE: Wednesday, March 12
TIMES: 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
VENUE: Greensboro Coliseum
TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m.
TICKET PRICE: $35