March 11, 2014
UMASS BASKETBALL FAN/TRAVEL GUIDE
2014 Atlantic 10 Championship
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Atlantic 10 Championship Central
1. TICKETS TO THE GAMES
Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament tickets are on sale now at the Mullins Center box office (866-UMASS-TIX) through Thursday, March 13th at noon. For seating with other UMass fans, tickets should be purchased through the Mullins Center box office. UMass seating is located in sections 24 & 25. After Thursday at noon, fans should purchase tickets through the Barclays Center box office in person or by phone 917-618-6700.
Discounted student tickets will be available for purchase starting at 5:30pm on Thursday at the Barclays Center Box Office. Student tickets will be $20 for Thursday/Friday games and $30 for Saturday/Sunday games when presenting valid Student ID.
2. GAME DATES & TIMES
The full tournament bracket can be found here: http://goo.gl/WAAIuy
UMass will take on Rhode Island on Thursday, March 13th at 9pm (Regional Coverage)
If UMass wins on Thursday, they will take on George Washington on Friday, March 14th at 9pm (NBC Sports)
If UMass wins on Friday, they will play on Saturday, March 15th at 4pm (CBS Sports)
If UMass wins on Saturday, they will play on Sunday, March 16th at 1pm (CBS).
It is recommended that fans download the “Embark NYC Subway” application for their smart phones if planning to use public transportation. This app helps with determining which train(s) to take for any location within the city.
Additionally, the Barclays Center website (http://www.barclayscenter.com/getting-here) provides transportation details.
TRAIN (From Amherst to Brooklyn)
Enter departing city (Amherst, MA - AMM) and arrival city (Penn Station, NY - NYP).
When arriving at Penn Station, then seek train to Barclays Center. Do this by taking the "Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound RED 2" or the "New Lots Ave bound RED 3" and get off at Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center Station
CAR & TRAIN (Drive to New Haven, CT and take train to Brooklyn)
Drive to Metro North Railroad - New Haven by entering the following GPS location: 259 State St. New Haven, CT. From New Haven-State St. Station, take the "Grand Central Station bound Metro-North" train and get off at Grand Central Terminal. From 42nd St-Grand Central take the "Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound GREEN 5" and get off at Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center Station.
CAR (Drive to Brooklyn)
Parking in Brooklyn is extremely limited, and it is strongly encouraged to take public transportation. However, parking permits can be purchased in advance for Barclays Center events by visiting www.barclaysparking.com. The Barclays Center can be found on GPS devices by using 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY.
Greyhound - Visit www.greyhound.com. Set the departure location as Amherst, MA and the arrival location as Brooklyn, NY. When arriving at the bus station in Brooklyn, the arena is a 10 minute walk down Atlantic Ave.
Peter Pan - Visit www.peterpanbus.com. Set the departure location as Amherst, MA-UMASS and the arrival location as New York Port Authority, New York. If using Peter Pan, when arriving in New York, fans will need to take the train from the bus arrival location to the arena. From 42nd St. - Times Sq Station, take the "Flatbush Av-Brooklyn College bound RED 2" train or the "New Lots Ave bound RED 3" train and get off at Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center Station.
The two closest airports are LaGuardia (LFA) Airport and John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport.
When searching for hotels/lodging, look for locations near the Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY) for easy transportation.
Join other UMass fans at the official UMass fan spot, 200 Fifth, two hours prior to each UMass game. Limited appetizers will be provided for each pre-game reception and you may purchase additional menu items. Visit the Alumni Association page here (http://goo.gl/EN65x7) for more information on the pre-game receptions.
If you purchase an All-Session pass, you will have tickets to all sessions/games of the tournament. The full tournament bracket can be found here: http://goo.gl/WAAIuy.
If you purchase ticket(s) for an individual session, remember that each ticket will give you admittance to both games within the session. For example, UMass fans who have purchased tickets for the 2nd session on Thursday night will be able to see both the Richmond/Duquesne game at 6:30pm and the UMass/URI game at 9pm. The only exception is the championship game on Sunday.
The Atlantic Terminal Shopping Mall is located right across the street from the Barclays Center. Many different stores and restaurants can be found within the mall in the immediate area.
Times Square is just a 20 minute train ride from the Barclays Center and has numerous entertainment, shopping and dinning options.
For additional entertainment options, visit http://www.nycgo.com.