Changes to ACC Tournament Format

1/6/2014

To accommodate the expansion of the conference to include Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame, the Atlantic Coast Conference has announced that the 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament will now feature a five-day bracket which will kick off in Greensboro, NC, on Wednesday, March 12 with ‘Opening Day Presented By Food Lion.’

Tickets for Wednesday's ‘Opening Day’ 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. (#12 vs. #13), 3:30 p.m. (#10 vs. #15) and 7 p.m. (#11 vs. #14).

In addition to all the exciting ACC basketball action, ticketholders may also enjoy 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."

Demon Deacon fans have two options for purchasing tickets for Wednesday’s ‘Opening Day.’ Tickets may be purchased through the Wake Forest Ticket Office or purchased directly through Ticketmaster. Tickets purchased through Wake Forest will be assigned in a Wake Forest block (exact location is TBD), whereas tickets purchased directly through Ticketmaster will be general admission.

The option to purchase the $35 ‘Opening Day’ ticket will be included on the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament ticket applications which will be mailed to Deacon Club members in early January. However, fans who are interested in purchasing the ‘Opening Day’ tickets sooner, may call the Wake Forest Ticket Office at (336) 758-3322. (Full tournament ticket books will not be available until January.)

Fans who would like to purchase general admission tickets directly through Ticketmaster may do so online at http://theacc.co/14TourneyTix , at any Ticketmaster outlet, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000 or contact the Greensboro Coliseum box office.

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!

For those who are planning to take part in all of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament action throughout the weekend, full tournament ticket books will be available for purchase by Deacon Club members beginning in January, so please be on the lookout for ticket applications arriving in the mail after the first of the year.

Full tournament book ticketholders will enjoy four action-packed days of ACC basketball. Thursday and Friday will each feature four games, played in two sessions. Two semi-final games will be held on Saturday, and the championship game will be played on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Fans may also celebrate in style between sessions on Thursday and Friday as Tournament Town hosts year two of THE BACCOURT CLUB. This exclusive and limited entry event will be pre-sold to a limited number of participants for $30 per person, per day and will be offered between sessions on both Thursday and Friday, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment, gourmet Southern foods, an oversized TV screen to catch the latest scores, autographs by ACC Legends and more. This giant sports-bar themed event will be held in the spacious, climate-controlled Special Events Center on the Coliseum Complex campus. Each day will feature different menus with beer and wine included in the purchase price. The option to purchase tickets for THE BACCOURT CLUB will be included on the ticket applications.

If you have any questions regarding the purchase of ‘Opening Day’ tickets, please contact the Wake Forest Ticket Office at (336) 758-3322. Deacon Club members will be receiving more information about the 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in the mail in early January. For other questions, or if you would like to join the Deacon Club in order to be eligible for priority tickets and seating, please call (336) 758-5626.

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