April 13, 2011

Denver to Host First ECAC Tourney

from press release

– The University of Denver will host the first-ever Eastern College Athletic Conference Tournament at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Thursday, May 5 and Saturday, May 7.

Thursday's first game between the No. 1 and No. 4 seeded teams will begin at 4 p.m. MT, followed by the No. 2 and No. 3 seeded teams at 7 p.m. MT. Both semifinal games will be webcast live on Pioneer Vision, through DenverPioneers.com.

The winners of the two semifinal games will advance to Saturday's conference championship that is slated to begin at 11 a.m. MT and will be broadcast live on ESPNU. Fans are encouraged to check with their local cable or satellite provider for ESPNU in your area.

The top four teams at the conclusion of the regular season standings qualify for the conference's postseason tournament. The ECAC tournament champion will receive an automatic berth into the NCAA Division I Championship Tournament.

Last season, both Denver and Loyola (Md.) qualified for the national tournament with the Pioneers getting the automatic bid and the Greyhounds earning an at-large.

Tickets for the ECAC Tournament will go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at the Ritchie Center Box Office or at TicketMaster.com.

An All-Session Pass that includes all three games is available for $20 for adults, $15 for kids (12 and under). A Thursday Session Pass is also available for the two semifinal games for $15 for adults, $10 for kids (12 and under).

Tickets for the championship game on May 7 are available for $10 for adults, $7 for kids (12 and under). Students from any college who present a valid student ID can purchase tickets for $5 for any game.

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