SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the record-setting attendance number of 18,308 for the 2016 Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Over 9,000 fans filled the sold-out venue each day to watch a field of teams that included three nationally ranked programs, Duke (AP Poll #1), Rhode Island (AP Poll #21) and Cincinnati (AP Poll #24),
“We’d like to thank the thousands of passionate fans who joined us at Mohegan Sun Arena and helped to create such an electric environment for these student-athletes,” said John. L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “We sincerely appreciate our partnership with Mohegan Sun and all that they do to execute this premier event each year.”
Tickets for the 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament will go on sale in September 2017.
About Mohegan Sun:
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1-888.226-7711, ext. 27163.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.