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    Default NCAA Div. 1 Basketball coming to Vancouver, BC in 2017

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    Exciting news for those of us living North of the Border.

    http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/12/v...urnament-2017/

    Doubtful ZAGs will be involved but does sound promising!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoMoZAG View Post
    Feel free to move this.

    Exciting news for those of us living North of the Border.

    http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/12/v...urnament-2017/

    Doubtful ZAGs will be involved but does sound promising!
    Thanks for sharing PoMo!

    Another Article: Vancouver Convention Centre to host annual NCAA basketball tournaments


    I wonder why the games wouldn't be played at Rogers Arena?
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    Probably want to create a small venue atmosphere like the Maui tourney or Bahamas.
    Either way looking forward to some basketball at home rather than travelling to Seattle or Portland to get my fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoMoZAG View Post
    Feel free to move this.

    Exciting news for those of us living North of the Border.

    http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/12/v...urnament-2017/

    Doubtful ZAGs will be involved but does sound promising!
    And us just south of u as well
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    For those of you who live to close to Vancouver, B.C., Canada, the organizers have now moved the tournament to November 2018 (instead of November 2017).

    For more info: http://van.bdglobalsports.com/

    Texas A&M and Minnesota have confirmed to date. Would be nice to have the Zags play in Canada but I can't afford Maui!

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    In my opinion Vancouver is the most beautiful city in the world so going there to see my Zags play would be a double bonus.

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    Yep Hondo..it's spectacular. Love to go see some games. Wife is all in for anything Vancouver .

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    **update** for 2018

    WASHINGTON MEN, and GONZAGA WOMEN ADDED TO VANCOUVER SHOWCASE
    Tickets now on sale for men’s and women’s tournaments at the Vancouver Convention Centre

    VANCOUVER, B.C. – Washington men’s basketball, which just upset No. 2 Kansas last week, along with the Gonzaga women, are the latest teams to join the tournament field for the inaugural Vancouver Showcase, a new NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournament that will be played next season. U.S.-based bd Global will manage the two tournaments in partnership with Sport Hosting Vancouver, Tourism Vancouver, VHDA and the Vancouver Convention Centre.

    Washington joins the field along with Santa Clara, alma mater to Canada’s favorite basketball son, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash. The two teams will battle Texas A&M and Minnesota in the top division of the men’s tournament, which will be played beneath the Convention Centre’s iconic sails on Nov. 18-20, 2018.

    The eight-team women’s tournament will follow the completion of the men’s event on Nov. 22-24 and will feature Arizona State and Gonzaga as the first two teams announced. Arizona State has been a very successful Pac 12 program, appearing in postseason play 12 times. Gonzaga has won 12 of the past 13 West Coast Conference regular-season titles with NCAA Tournament appearances in nine of those years. Current freshman Louise Forsyth of Langley, B.C., plays for Gonzaga and now will have a chance to play in front of her home crowd. Unfortunately, her teammate who also hails from B.C., Emma Wolfram, is a current senior and will have completed her eligibility before next season.

    “It was important for local recognition that we secure teams from the Northwest U.S. to participate in the first tournament here in Vancouver,” said Brooks Downing, bd Global president. “Having two household names – Washington and Gonzaga, as well as a player from B.C. in the field – will help us exceed our goals and objectives for this first-year event.”

    The men’s and women’s tournaments will be played back-to-back. The Convention Centre’s exhibition space in its East building will be transformed into a 3,000-plus seat venue, complete with portable bleachers, portable floor, goals (baskets), and video boards to provide a first-class fan experience at every game.

    “To have teams of this caliber in our first year of the event more than justifies the interest around the United States in what Vancouver has to offer,” said Howard Kelsey, co-tournament director and co-founder of the CDN National Teams Alumni Association. “We now look forward to showcasing Canada’s great interest in NCAA Division I basketball.”

    All-session tickets for both events can now be purchased online. Patrons must select either the men’s or women’s tournament, then choose either a sideline ($169 CAD) or end zone ($99 CAD) seat. For the men’s event, which is two four-team tournaments, the price includes all eight games. For the women’s tournament, which is a standard eight-team tournament, the price includes all 12 games. Specific seats will then be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be purchased at www.vanshowcase.com. The remaining teams in the field will be announced after the holidays.


    TOURNAMENT TICKETS

    Tickets are now on-sale for either all four sessions of the men’s tournament or all six sessions of the women’s tournament. Reserved sideline tickets are $169 CAD (for either tournament) and reserved endzone tickets are $99 CAD (for either tournament). Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and tickets will be mailed in Summer 2018.

    Tickets can be purchased at www.vanshowcase.com or direct link: http://bdglobalsports.com/?page_id=3221

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