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Tip Times Announced for Illini Basketball Games Jenny

Tip Off Times Announced for Fighting Illini Basketball Games
at the Prairie Capital Convention Center

 

 

SPRINGFIELD, IL- September 3, 2015: Prairie Capital Convention Center (PCCC) announces tip off times for the five University of Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball home games that they will be hosting in November while the State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall) is under construction.


Game dates, times, and opponents are as follows:

 

November    8, 2:00 pm – Illinois-Springfield

November 13, 7:00 pm – North Florida

November 15, 2:00 pm – North Dakota State

November 21, 7:30 pm – Tennessee-Chattanooga

November 23, 7:00 pm – Chicago State

 

Doors will open an hour and half before tip off.

 

Single game tickets will go on sale Friday, September 11th at 10:00am. Tickets will be $23 for end balcony seating, $38 for side court balcony and end mezzanine seating, $58 for side mezzanine and main floor riser seating.

 

Tickets for Prairie Capital Convention Center shows are available at the PCCC Box Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. The Prairie Capital Convention Center is located at 1 Convention Center Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at this time. Please contact Shawn Mayernick, shawn@spingfieldpc3.com , for more information.

 

For more information visit:                       www.springfieldpc3.com
www.fightingillini.com  


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On sale dates and ticket pricing for Fighting Illini Basketball Games in November Jenny

Prairie Capital Convention Center

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 06/29/15 
 Contact: Jenny Vaughn
217.788.8800 office
217.788.0811 fax
jenny@springfieldpc3.com

 

Prairie Capital Convention Center announces on sale dates and ticket pricing for Fighting Illini Basketball Games in November

 

 

 

Prairie Capital Convention Center (PCCC) announces that tickets will be going on sale this summer for the five University of Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball home games that they will be hosting in November while the State Farm Center (formerly Assembly Hall) is under construction.

 

These five games are not included in the season ticket holders package however, season ticket holders will have first option to buy. All season ticket package sales are handled by the University of Illinois Box Office.  They will be reaching out to their season ticket holders in July and will be taking orders through July 31st.

 

Tickets for the five game series package for non-season ticket holders will go on sale Friday, August 7th at 10:00am. At that time, only persons wishing to purchase tickets for all five games will be accommodated. Series sales will end Thursday, September 10th at midnight.

 

Single game tickets will go on sale Friday, September 11th at 10:00am.

 

Tickets will be $23 for end balcony seating, $38 for side court balcony and end mezzanine seating, $58 for side mezzanine and main floor riser seating, and $102 for courtside seats.

Game dates and opponents are as follows:

November 8 – Illinois-Springfield

November 13 – North Florida

November 15 – North Dakota State

November 21 – Tennessee-Chattanooga

November 23 – Chicago State

 Game times are still being finalized.

 Tickets for Prairie Capital Convention Center shows are available at the PCCC Box Office, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com. The Prairie Capital Convention Center is located at 1 Convention Center Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.

 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available at this time. Please contact Shawn Mayernick, shawn@spingfieldpc3, for more information.

 

For more information visit:                       www.springfieldpc3.com
www.fightingillini.com  

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PCCC to host Illini Basketball for 5 games in November 2015 Jenny
PCCC to host Illini Basketball for 5 games in November 2015

Press Release for the University of Illinois:

UI Athletics Communication Contact: Derrick Burson (217) 333-0933, burson@illinois.edu

Fighting Illini Basketball

 

Prairie Capital Convention Center to Host Illinois Basketball in November 2015

Fighting Illini will play total of 5 games in Springfield next season

 

SPRINGFIELD, ILL.–The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield to host five Fighting Illini men’s basketball games in November 2015. Illinois will make its debut at the Prairie Capital Convention Center (PCCC) on Nov. 8, 2015, for an exhibition game. The Illini return to Springfield for the regular-season opener on Nov. 13, followed by another game on Nov. 15. The UI makes its final visit to the capital city the next week with games on Nov. 21 and Nov. 23.

 

“We are hard at work transforming State Farm Center into one of the finest basketball venues in the country. And as we have known since the beginning of the project, we will not be able to host games next season until December due to the renovation schedule,” Illinois director of athletics Mike Thomas said. “We will instead take our show on the road and are thrilled to partner with the Prairie Capital Convention Center as we move five home games to our state capital. The PCCC staff and community leaders throughout Springfield aggressively pursued this opportunity. They will roll out the orange carpet and allow us to transform the PCCC in November 2015 so that we can provide the best home-court advantage for our student-athletes and our program.”

 

Springfield is less than 90 miles from the UI campus. It provides a central location in the state that will be convenient for traveling Illini fans in addition to the strong following the program already receives from the Springfield area.

 

“Hosting the University of Illinois basketball team for five games next season is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Prairie Capital Convention Center and the City of Springfield,” PCCC general manager Brian Oaks said. “We are so excited to be able to support the University during this time of renovation at State Farm Center, and are certain our local U of I faithful and Fighting Illini sports fans from around the state will support these games and provide a true home-court experience during the team’s stay here.  In addition to the excitement of hosting these games, they will provide a significant economic impact to the City of Springfield and help further our mission of building tourism and quality of life opportunities for residents of Springfield and the surrounding communities.”

 

Illinois will recreate the feeling of playing at home by transporting the playing surface, baskets, bench chairs and scorer’s table from State Farm Center to the PCCC. Specific information regarding tickets for the Springfield games will be announced at a later date.

 

“Our administration was aggressive in seeking out a location that would serve as a true home away from home during the renovation of State Farm Center, and we have found an outstanding partner in the Prairie Capital Convention Center,” Illinois head coach John Groce said. “They have cleared every date that we requested, allowing us to tailor our game schedule and minimize our travel. We’re covering the five games in just three trips, going over first for an exhibition game and then twice where we’ll play two games over three days, staying for practice on the days in between those games as well. We feel privileged to showcase Fighting Illini basketball in Springfield.”


 


 
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