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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. IN ITS 24th 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 Westminster (Oak Mt) vs. R.A. Hubbard

10:30 am 1a boys Cornerstone vs. So. Lamar

12:00 pm 1a girls J.F. Shields vs. Spring Garden

1:30 pm 1a boys Georgiana vs. Sacred Heart

3:00 pm 2a girls R.C. Hatch vs. Tanner

4:30 pm 2a boys R.C. Hatch vs. Sheffield

6:00 pm 2a girls Geneva Co. vs. Fyffe

7:30 pm 2a boys Barbour Co. vs. Lanett

Tuesday february 28

9:00 am 3a girls Montgomery Academy vs. Locust Fork

10:30 am 3a boys Midfield vs. Holly Pond

12:00 pm 3a girls Hillcrest -Evergreen vs. Pisgah

1:30 pm 3a boys Hillcrest-Evergreen vs. Plainview

3:00 pm 4a girls Greensboro vs. Deshler

4:30 pm 4a boys Hale Co. vs. Cordova

6:00 pm 4a girls B.T. Washington vs. Madison Academy

7:30 pm 4a boys Monroe Co. vs. Madison Academy

Wednesday march 1

9:00 am 6a girls Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs. Hazel Green

10:30 am 6a boys Paul Bryant vs. Austin

12:00 pm 6a girls Carver-Montgomery vs. Homewood

1:30 pm 6a boys Spanish Fort vs. Parker

3:00 pm 5a girls Sylacauga vs. Wenonah

4:30 pm 5a boys Sylacauga vs. Mae Jemison

6:00 pm 5a girls Charles Henderson vs. Arab

7:30 pm 5a boys Faith Academy vs. Talladega

Thursday march 2

9:00 AM 7a GIRLS Central – Phenix City vs. Hoover

10:30 AM 7a BOYS Auburn vs. Vestavia Hills

12:00 PM 7a GIRLS McGill-Toolen vs. Spain Park

1:30 PM 7A BOYS McGill-Toolen vs. Mountain Brook

Finals

Thursday march 2

4:00 pm 1a girls R.A. Hubbard v Spring Garden

5:45 pm 1a boys Sacred Heart v South Lamar

friday march 3

9:00 am 2a girls Tanner v Geneva County

10:45 am 2a boys Lanett v R.C. Hatch

12:30 pm 3a girls Locust Fork v Pisgah

2:15 pm 3a boys Plainview v Midfield

4:00 pm 4a girls Deshler v Madison Academy

5:45 pm 4a boys Hale County v Monroe County

saturday march 4

9:00 am 5a girls Wenonah v Charles Henderson

10:45 am 5a boys Mae Jemison v Faith Academy

12:30 pm 6a girls Hazel Green v Homewood

2:15 pm 6a boys Parker v Paul Bryant

4:00 pm 7a girls Hoover v Spain Park

5:45 pm 7a boys Mountain Brook v Auburn High





Tickets



daily tickets

Daily tickets can be purchased at the Legacy Arena ticket office. All daily tickets are $11 ($10 AHSAA fee + $1 Facility fee) and are good for ANY single day.

Tickets are also available online from Ticketmaster

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 Daniel Smith 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!

Due to current construction projects on I-59 around the BJCC, fans should expect heavy traffic both coming and going from the BJCC. Also, parking will be at a premium due to current parking lots being used to house the construction equipment. Fans please allow extra time to get to the Arena on gameday.

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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P.O. Box 242367
Montgomery, AL 36124-2367
334-263-6994

[email protected]

Event Management Services Provided by:

Knight Eady Sports Group
Attention: Chris Nix
1500 1st Ave N, Unit 99
Birmingham, AL 35203

[email protected]teady.com