Return of the MAAC

Return of the MAAC


The MAAC is back! Tens of thousands of people will head Downtown to see the 2017 Men's and Women's Basketball Championship games held at the Times Union Center March 2 - 6 - but there's plenty of action off the court too.

Band Jam
March 3 | Noon
West Capitol Park (S Swan and State Streets)
Pep bands and spirit squads from MAAC colleges and universities will spread excitement about the return of the tournament to downtown Albany with a Band Jam in Albany’s West Capitol Park. The public is invited to enjoy the high-energy performances. In the event of inclement weather, the MAAC Band Jam will be relocated to the Albany Capital Center.

Hannaford MAAC-n-Cheese Fest
March 3 | 4:00 - 6:30 PM | $8 - $10
Albany Capital Center (55 Eagle Street)
In short: Things get cheesy in Downtown. Head to the ACC to test out gourmet mac-n-cheese and delicious craft beer.
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MAAC College Fair
March 3 | 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Albany Capital Center
Fans will have the opportunity to learn more about academic and athletic opportunities available at conference schools.

Bounce to the Capital Center & Open House
March 4 | 10:00 AM
City Hall & Albany Capital Center
Local children are invited to dribble basketballs from the steps of Albany City Hall to the entrance of the Albany Capital Center during the Bounce to the Albany Capital Center. The first 200 participants will receive a free MAAC basketball, and the first 500 participants will receive a voucher redeemable for a free ticket to the women’s quarterfinals game on Saturday at Noon. Registration begins at 10:00 AM at Albany City Hall, 24 Eagle Street, and concludes at 10:30 AM. The Bounce to the Capital Center commences at 10:45 AM.

Open House
March 4 | 11:00 AM
Albany Capital Center
Come and experience free activities including basketball free throws, a bounce house, and a photo booth.

Men's and Women's Basketball Championship game tickets are on sale now. $8 - $227. View game schedule | Purchase tickets online.