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Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic

Following its successful inaugural year, organisers of the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic have announced that college basketball will return to Belfast in 2018 with the tournament set to double in size for its second year.

This year’s Belfast Classic will welcome eight NCAA Division I college basketball teams – University at Albany, University at Buffalo, Dartmouth College, LIU Brooklyn, Marist College, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, University of San Francisco, and Stephen F. Austin State University – to the SSE Arena Belfast as they go head-to-head in eight fast-paced games over three days from Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December 2018 to hoist the prestigious Belfast Classic Cup.

Broken into two brackets, Samson and Goliath, this year’s tournament will also see two winners come out victorious.

Carrying on the established tradition of giving back to Northern Ireland’s community, this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic will continue to raise awareness of the Sport Changes Life Foundation (SCLF)’s dedication to raising aspirations of young people using sporting excellence, academic achievement and personal development with the support of event partners Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The tournament will also be broadcast live across America, with thousands of fans tuning in to see this world-class sporting event hosted in Northern Ireland’s capital city.

General admission tickets are available from the SSE Arena box office with family passes available.

This year eager fans can also take advantage of a discounted tournament pass which will offer the chance to take in all eight games for £30.

Opening times

Game times:

Thursday 29th November: 16:30 & 19:00

Friday 30th November: 10:30, 13:00, 17:00, 19:30

Saturday 1st December: 13:00 & 15:30

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Starting from £10


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Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic

2 Queens Quay
Co Antrim
Northern Ireland
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T: (028) 9045 4964
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