COURTSIDE RICHMOND OFFERS MUSIC, FOOD AND FUN DURING CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

COURTSIDE RICHMOND OFFERS MUSIC, FOOD AND FUN DURING CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

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SATURDAY, MARCH 9 – 11, 2013

Richmond, VA –Richmond Coliseum and CAA Men’s Basketball Championship are hosting the third annual Courtside Richmond, a fan-friendly entertainment zone located on the plaza level between 5th and 7th Streets. The designated area will open prior to and in between each game of the CAA Tournament which starts Saturday, March 9, 2013 and runs through Monday, 11, 2013 at the Richmond Coliseum. Courtside Richmond will feature local and regional bands, family activities and several food vendors.

Courtside Richmond has certainly contributed to the overall CAA tournament experience giving people an opportunity to enjoy the fanfare that coincides along with a weekend jammed pack with competitive basketball,” said Robert Goodman, Senior Associate Commissioner. “Nothing sets the tone like live music and family fun before people even walk into the Coliseum. We are especially excited about having the 392nd Army Band from Fort Lee appear at Courtside Richmond for our Military Appreciation Day which is Sunday, March 10th when all military personnel are admitted for FREE with ID.

Snoopy and the Peanuts gang along with Nutzy from the Flying Squirrels will be at Courtside Richmond on Saturday where fans will also find inflatable attractions for children. On site food vendors include Joey’s Hot Dogs, LB Concessions, Strawberry Street Café, Papa John’s and Brown Distributing will be offering Budweiser products for purchase. Several local and regional bands will be entertaining the crowds before and in between games. In addition to the 392nd Army Band, other bands scheduled to participate are Brickwall Jackson, Psychobilly Cadillac, People’s Blues of Richmond and Stoke Row.

Tickets for the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship range from $28.00 to $33.00 and can be purchased at the Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone- at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Courtside Richmond is free to the public however only those with tickets to the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship will be allowed access to the Richmond Coliseum.

For additional information about the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship and up to date stats of tournament play please visit www.CAASports.com.

COURTSIDE RICHMOND LINEUP

SATURDAY – 3/9/13

COURTSIDE RICHMOND OPENS 2:00PM

Brickwall Jackson 2:30PM – 3:45PM

GAME #1 3:30PM – 5:30PM

Psychobilly Cadillac 5:00PM – 6:15PM

GAME #2 6:00PM – 8:00PM

People’s Blues of Richmond 7:30PM – 8:45PM

GAME #3 8:30PM – 10:30PM

COURTSIDE RICHMOND CLOSES 9:30PM or after 2nd period starts

SUNDAY – 3/10/13

COURTSIDE RICHMOND OPENS Noon

392nd Army Band – Fort Lee 1:00PM – 2:15PM

GAME #1 2:00PM – 4:00PM

392nd Army Band – Fort Lee 3:30PM – 4:45PM

GAME #2 4:30PM – 6:30PM

COURTSIDE RICHMOND CLOSES 5:30PM or after 2nd period starts

MONDAY – 3/11/13

COURTSIDE RICHMOND OPENS 4:30PM

Stoke Row 5:00PM – 7:15PM

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 7:00PM – 9:00PM

COURTSIDE RICHMOND CLOSES 8:00PM or after 2nd period starts