2018 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tourney coming to Delmar Fieldhouse

HOUSTON, TX. – The 2018 Toyota SWAC Basketball Tournament will be relocating to the newly renovated Delmar Fieldhouse in Houston from March 9-10 in Houston.

The women’s and men’s basketball semifinals will be held March 9 while each of the championship games will be played on Saturday, March 10. ESPN programming will be broadcasting each of the championship games.

The opening rounds of the tournament will be held on campus sites of the higher seeds on Tuesday, March 6.

Houston ISD’s Delmar Fieldhouse officially opened in February 2017. The $35.2 million facility marks the competition of a project that started under the district’s 2012 bond program.

The 5,000-seat facility, located at 2020 Mangum Road, features a removable maple court, retractable lower level seating and six locker rooms. The court features a star representing the HISD logo and an image of Houston’s skyline.

The event will be ticketed by sessions. Session one is for the early Friday semis, session two will be for Friday’s evening semis while session three will be slated for the championship games on Saturday.

Friday, March 9 Semifinal Games
Session 1

Noon Game #1 Women’s (#1/ #8 seed winner vs. #4/#5 seed winner)
2:30 Game #2 Men’s (#1/#8 winner vs. #4/#5 seed winner)

Session 2

6:00 Game #3 Women’s (#3/#6 seed winner vs. #2/#7 seed winner)
8:30 Game #4 Men’s (#3/#6 seed winner vs. #2/#7 seed winner)

Saturday, March 10 Championship Games

Session 3

12:30 Game #5 Women’s Final (Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner)
Final-Live on ESPN3
Tape delay-ESPNU on Sunday, March 11 4:00 p.m.

4:00 Game #6 Men’s Final (Game 2 winner vs. Game 4 winner)
Televised live on ESPN2

Ticket prices

$15 for each semifinal session / $20 for the championship session (parking included for both)

$10 for students for each semifinal session (with valid student ID in person at the ticket office) / $10 for championship (with valid student ID in person at the ticket office)

Group rate for 10 or more people

$12 per person for either of the Friday semifinal sessions/ $17 per person for the championship session on Saturday

Doors Open

Delmar Fieldhouse will be open to the public 60 minutes prior to the first game of each session.

Non-permissible items

The arena management is responsible for enforcing the SWAC’s policies in this area. Patrons shall be encouraged to return non-permissible items to their automobiles, when applicable. An area shall be established for the checking of such articles at the patron’s expense.

Tobacco products of any kind, including smoking and chewing, are prohibited in all seating areas of the arena. A ticketed patron may not bring video and/or camera equipment into the arena. Noisemakers (This includes Thundersticks of any type are prohibited. Intoxicants are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated if a patron attempts to bring them into the arena. Containers, including coolers, thermos jugs, squeeze bottles, etc. may not be brought into the area. Signs, flags, and banners are not permissible. Items that can be held by one individual that reflect good sportsmanship and do not block the view of other ticket patrons may be permitted. In no case may a sign, flag or banner be affixed to any structural area of the arena including the fence around the playing floor. Promotional items (i.e. cups, shatters, flags, etc.) with commercial slogans or identification are not allowed on the premises without the permission of the SWAC. Items such as newspapers, handbills, flyers, memorabilia, promotional materials, etc. may not be distributed anywhere on Delmar Fieldhouse premises, including city-controlled parking areas. Radios without earphones are not permitted. A person listening to a radio MUST use earphones when listening in order to not disturb surrounding patrons.

Official Parking

Official parking passes are issued by the SWAC. A limited number of parking spaces will be designated for SWAC personnel, volunteers and media members near the Delmar Fieldhouse entrance.

Public Parking

A 2,500-space parking garage is located adjacent to the Delmar Fieldhouse. Approximately 10,000 parking spaces are located within a few blocks, providing easy access to Delmar Fieldhouse. The fee for parking varies for the garage and the areas within a few blocks of the site.

Bus Parking

Complimentary bus parking is located in the loading dock of the Delmar Fieldhouse for teams competing in the current session.

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