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THE NEW BASKETBALL STATE FINALS, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE FINAL 48, IS ONE OF THE TOP HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS IN THE COUNTRY. NOW IN ITS 22ND YEAR, THE STATE FINALS BRINGS SEVEN CLASSIFICATIONS, BOYS AND GIRLS, TO THE LEGACY ARENA AT THE BJCC FOR THE SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS. ALABAMA WAS THE FIRST STATE TO ADOPT THIS FORMAT FOR CROWNING A STATE CHAMPION.

Semi-Finals

Monday february 27

9:00 am 1a girls Central vs. NW Qualifier

10:30 am 1a boys Central vs. NW Qualifier

12:00 pm 1a girls South vs. NE Qualifier

1:30 pm 1a boys South vs. NE Qualifier

3:00 pm 2a girls Central vs. NW Qualifier

4:30 pm 2a boys Central vs. NW Qualifier

6:00 pm 2a girls South vs. NE Qualifier

7:30 pm 2a boys South vs. NE Qualifier

Tuesday february 28

9:00 am 3a girls Central vs. NW Qualifier

10:30 am 3a boys Central vs. NW Qualifier

12:00 pm 3a girls South vs. NE Qualifier

1:30 pm 3a boys South vs. NE Qualifier

3:00 pm 4a girls Central vs. NW Qualifier

4:30 pm 4a boys Central vs. NW Qualifier

6:00 pm 4a girls South vs. NE Qualifier

7:30 pm 4a boys South vs. NE Qualifier

Wednesday march 1

9:00 am 6a girls Central vs. NW Qualifier

10:30 am 6a boys Central vs. NW Qualifier

12:00 pm 6a girls South vs. NE Qualifier

1:30 pm 6a boys South vs. NE Qualifier

3:00 pm 5a girls Central vs. NW Qualifier

4:30 pm 5a boys Central vs. NW Qualifier

6:00 pm 5a girls South vs. NE Qualifier

7:30 pm 5a boys South vs. NE Qualifier

Thursday march 2

9:00 AM 7a GIRLS Central vs. NW Qualifier

10:30 AM 7a BOYS Central vs. NW Qualifier

12:00 PM 7a GIRLS South vs. NE Qualifier

1:30 PM 7A BOYS South vs. NE Qualifier

Finals

Thursday march 2

4:00 pM 1A GIRLS State Championship Game

5:45 PM 1A BOYS State Championship Game

friday march 3

9:00 aM 2A GIRLS State Championship Game

10:45 aM 2A BOYS State Championship Game

12:30 PM 3A GIRLS State Championship Game

2:15 PM 3A BOYS State Championship Game

4:00 PM 4A GIRLS State Championship Game

5:45 PM 4A BOYS State Championship Game

saturday march 4

9:00 am 5a girls State Championship Game

10:45 am 5a boys State Championship Game

12:30 pm 6a girls State Championship Game

2:15 pm 6a boys State Championship Game

4:00 pm 7a girls State Championship Game

5:45 pm 7a boys State Championship Game





Tickets



daily tickets

Daily tickets can be purchased at the Legacy Arena ticket office. All daily tickets are $11 plus any applicable box office fees and are good for ANY single day.

Tickets are also available online from Ticketmaster

corporate tickets

On-­site ticket sales are $11 plus applicable service fees. However, through corporate group ticket packages of 100 or more, tickets are discounted to $10 each. For companies or organizations, this is an opportunity to obtain tickets to watch the very best competition across our state. It’s also a way to show support for student-­‐athletes and high school athletics. This event will attract more than 60,000 fans through the doors of the arena over a six-­‐day period, and we hope that you will be there to attend as well.

Please fill out this order form (PDF) and return with payment. All tickets will be mailed to your address (or hand-­‐delivered if applicable). If you have additional questions, please contact Chris Nix at [email protected].

school tickets

On-­site ticket sales are $11 plus applicable service fees. However, through school ticket packages of 50 or more, tickets are discounted to $10 each. Your school’s support of this championship will continue to provide these competing student-­‐athletes the opportunity to experience a once-­‐in-­‐a-­‐lifetime championship! This event will attract more than 60,000 fans through the doors of the arena over a six-­‐day period, and we hope that many of your students and fans will be able to attend.

Please fill out this order form (PDF) and return with payment. All tickets will be mailed to your address (or hand-­‐delivered if applicable). If you have additional questions, please contact David Knight at [email protected].

Legacy Arena

2100 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL 35203


Legacy Arena at the BJCC is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Birmingham and only 10 minutes from the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. Combined with two hotels within walking distance, and the new Uptown Entertainment District, the State Finals is conveniently located for all participants and fans!

directions

FROM ATLANTA / GADSDEN

Take the 22nd Street exit from I-20/59 West (125).  At the bottom of the ramp, continue straight across 22nd Street.  At the next intersection, take a right on to Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North.  The Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and Medical Forum will be on your right, and the Arena is on your left.

FROM US HWY 280

Take the Carraway Blvd Exit.  At the second light, take a left on to Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd North. Travel four blocks and the arena will be located on your left.

FROM HUNTSVILLE / MONTGOMERY / TUSCALOOSA

At the downtown interchange of I-20/59 and I-65, take I-20/59 East to Atlanta/ Gadsden.  Take the 17th Street Exit (125A). At the first light, take a left on to 8th Avenue.  Then take a left on to 19th Street.  Travel under the interstate overpass and the Arena is on the right side of the street.

parking

PUBLIC PARKING (MAP)

The areas marked in light blue below are available paid public parking lots surrounding the BJCC.  The two parking decks are also available for paid public parking.

TEAM BUS PARKING (MAP)

All team buses will park in the back of the 19th Street lot as indicated by the red circle on the map Overflow team bus parking is shown in the top right corner of the map.

MEDIA PARKING (MAP)

All media will park in the 19th Street Lot indicated on the MAP. The AHSAA issued press credential will act as your parking pass for this reserved lot.

HANDICAP PARKING (MAP)

Handicap parking is located in various lots around the BJCC.

prohibited items

The following items are not permitted into the arena:

  • Oversized bags, backpacks & purses (8.5" x 11")
  • Video recorders
  • Outside food & drink
  • Weapons
  • Coolers
  • Umbrellas
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Strollers
  • Computers
  • Flags or banners on poles
  • Tripods
  • Drones of any kind

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Media

credentials

MEDIA CREDENTIAL REQUEST
Requests for media credentials for the State Basketball Finals must be made through Ron Ingram with the AHSAA. Contact Ron at 334-263-6994 or go online to www.ahsaa.com.

PERMANENT CREDENTIALS
Media with AHSAA permanent credentials will be permitted to cover the event but must check in at the Tournament Office located at the 19th Street media entrance. Please notify the AHSAA of which days you plan to attend PRIOR to the state tournament to be guaranteed a spot on press row.

 

SCHOOL MEDIA CREDENTIALS
All participating schools will receive (2) media passes for the day(s) that the school team is playing. Please contact Ron Ingram at 334-263-6994.

broadcast

TELEVISION BROADCAST
The TV Partner for the State Finals is Raycom Sports. All fourteen of the Championship Games will be broadcast LIVE.
CLICK HERE to see the TV affiliates carrying the games in your market.

RADIO BROADCAST
The Radio Partner for the State Finals is R&B Media. All 42 games throughout the State Finals will be broadcast LIVE.
For semi-finals and finals, CLICK HERE to follow the games on the AHSAA radio network.

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