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Albany Cup Returning to Times Union Center

UAlbany Sports Information   05-02-2017

ALBANY, N.Y. – The annual battle for the Albany Cup will be returning to the Times Union Center this winter. UAlbany will take on crosstown rival Siena in a men's and women's basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 9. The women will tip-off at 5pm and the men at 7:30pm.  Game tickets are valid for both games.

This year's men's game will be played as part of the Gazelle Group's 2017 Gotham Classic and is different than years past.  The Times Union Center will be a split arena, allowing UAlbany fans to have access to courtside seating, lower bowl tickets and the appropriate hospitality areas.  Both UAlbany and Siena season ticket holders will take part in an exclusive season ticket holder only pre-sale for the month of May.

It is highly encouraged to purchase game tickets during this exclusive pre-sale to guarantee the best possible seating. If you are not a season ticket holder, we are now accepting new season ticket deposits for 2017-18.  By placing a season ticket deposit, you will be eligible to participate in this exclusive Albany Cup pre-sale.  To place your season ticket deposit, please visit online here or call our office at (518) 442-DANE.

Starting today, UAlbany season ticket holders will have the opportunity to request seating locations by returning the Albany Cup order form that was enclosed with their season ticket renewal, to the UAlbany Ticket Office, by calling at (518) 442-DANE, or online here.

In order to be eligible to purchase Albany Cup tickets at this time, you must place at least a $50 per seat deposit on your men's basketball season tickets. A representative from the UAlbany Ticket Office will reach out to you regarding your Albany Cup ticket order once your season ticket payment has been processed.

Please see the Times Union Center map and price grid to further illustrate the UAlbany sections and prices. As a season ticket holder, you are eligible to purchase the same amount of Albany Cup tickets as season tickets. 

Following the May 1st-31st pre-sale, tickets will not be available until October 2nd. ALL sales will be directed to the Times Union Center box office or Again, it is highly encouraged you purchase game tickets during this exclusive pre-sale to guarantee the best possible seating. For questions, please contact the UAlbany Ticket Office at (518) 442-DANE or email us at

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