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THE AHSAA BASKETBALL STATE FINALS, FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE FINAL 48, IS ONE OF THE TOP HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS IN THE COUNTRY. IN ITS 25TH 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 26

9:00 am 1a girls Semi-Final Game (PHILLIPS VS. LINDEN)

10:30 am 1a boys Semi-Final Game (R.A. HUBBARD VS. GEORGIANA)

12:00 pm 1a girls Semi-Final Game (SPRING GARDEN VS. LOACHAPOKA)

1:30 pm 1a boys Semi-Final Game (SACRED HEART VS. CORNERSTONE)

3:00 pm 2a girls Semi-Final Game (PHIL CAMPBELL VS. SAMSON)

4:30 pm 2a boys Semi-Final Game (TANNER VS. ST. LUKE’S)

6:00 pm 2a girls Semi-Final Game (SAND ROCK VS. KEITH)

7:30 pm 2a boys Semi-Final Game (LANETT VS. ALICEVILLE)

Tuesday february 27

9:00 am 3a girls Semi-Final Game (LAUDERDALE CO. VS. T.R. MILLER)

10:30 am 3a boys Semi-Final Game (LAUDERDALE CO. VS. HILLCREST-EVERGREEN)

12:00 pm 3a girls Semi-Final Game (PISGAH VS. MIDFIELD)

1:30 pm 3a boys Semi-Final Game (PLAINVIEW VS. AMERICAN CHRISTIAN)

3:00 pm 4a girls Semi-Final Game (DESHLER VS. ST. JAMES)

4:30 pm 4a boys Semi-Final Game (CORDOVA VS. ANDALUSIA)

6:00 pm 4a girls Semi-Final Game (MADISON ACADEMY VS. GREENSBORO)

7:30 pm 4a boys Semi-Final Game (MADISON ACADEMY VS. GREENSBORO)

Wednesday february 28

9:00 am 6a girls Semi-Final Game (HAZEL GREEN VS. LEFLORE)

10:30 am 6a boys Semi-Final Game (HAZEL GREEN VS. CARVER-MONTGOMERY)

12:00 pm 6a girls Semi-Final Game (RAMSAY VS. OPELIKA)

1:30 pm 6a boys Semi-Final Game (PARKER VS. PAUL BRYANT)

3:00 pm 5a girls Semi-Final Game (WENONAH VS. CHARLES HENDERSON)

4:30 pm 5a boys Semi-Final Game (WENONAH VS. EUFAULA)

6:00 pm 5a girls Semi-Final Game (SCOTTSBORO VS. CENTRAL-TUSCALOOSA)

7:30 pm 5a boys Semi-Final Game (TALLADEGA VS. SYLACAUGA)

Thursday march 1

9:00 AM 7a GIRLS Semi-Final Game (SPARKMAN VS. MCGILL-TOOLEN)

10:30 AM 7a BOYS Semi-Final Game (SPARKMAN VS. MCGILL-TOOLEN)

12:00 PM 7a GIRLS Semi-Final Game (SPAIN PARK VS. LEE-MONTGOMERY)

1:30 PM 7A BOYS Semi-Final Game (MOUNTAIN BROOK VS. CENTRAL-PC)

Finals

thursday

4:00 pm 1a girls State Championship Game (Phillips vs. Spring Garden)

5:45 pm 1a boys State Championship Game (Georgiana vs. Sacred Heart)

friday march 2

9:00 am 2a girls State Championship Game (Samson vs. Sand Rock)

10:45 am 2a boys State Championship Game

12:30 pm 3a girls State Championship Game (Lauderdale County vs. Pisgah)

2:15 pm 3a boys State Championship Game (Hillcrest-Evergreen vs. Plainview)

4:00 pm 4a girls State Championship Game (Deshler vs. Madison Academy)

5:45 pm 4a boys State Championship Game (Cordova vs. Madison Academy)

saturday march 3

9:00 am 5a girls State Championship Game (Charles Henderson vs. Central-Tuscaloosa)

10:45 am 5a boys State Championship Game (Eufaula vs. Sylacauga)

12:30 pm 6a girls State Championship Game (Hazel Green vs. Ramsay)

2:15 pm 6a boys State Championship Game (Carver-Montgomery vs. Paul Bryant)

4:00 pm 7a girls State Championship Game (McGill-Toolen vs. Spain Park)

5:45 pm 7a boys State Championship Game (MgGill-Toolen vs. Mountain Brook)





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 AND AREAS AROUND THE BJCC, FANS SHOULD EXPECT HEAVY TRAFFIC BOTH COMING AND GOING FROM THE BJCC. FANS PLEASE ALLOW EXTRA TIME TO GET TO THE ARENA ON GAMEDAY AS PARKING WILL BE AT A PREMIUM.

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, and purses over 14” x 14”
  • Video Recorders
  • Outside food and/or drink
  • Weapons
  • Coolers
  • Umbrellas
  • Artificial noisemakers (bells, horns, whistles, cow bells, etc.)
  • Strollers
  • Computers
  • Flags/Banners on poles
  • Tripods
  • Drones of any kind
  • Any other items deemed inappropriate, hazardous, or unsafe by venue personnel

Clear Bag Policy

To enhance safety measures and expedite fan entry at Legacy Arena, the BJCC has implemented a clear bag policy that limits the size and types of bags allowed in the arena. Fans are encouraged not to bring any types of bags inside Legacy Arena, however, the following bags are permitted:

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, with or without a handle or strap, that do not exceed 4.5" x 6.5" (approximately the size of a hand).
  • An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
  • Working personnel, including accredited news media, will also be subject to screening and bag inspections.

An approved logo no larger than 4.5" x 3.4" may be displayed on one side of a permissible clear bag. If you do not have the proper bag at entrance, you may have to return to your vehicle as storage lockers are not available onsite.

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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]