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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Activities Association would like to advise the public of important information pertaining to the 2019 NMAA State Basketball Championships.

The Class A-5A brackets for boys and girls will be released via the NMAA Selection Show on Sunday, March 3 at 6pm.  The show can be accessed directly from the main page of the NMAA website at www.nmact.org.

The first round of the tournament will be played on Friday, March 8 (Girls) and Saturday, March 9 (Boys) at the home sites of the higher seeded teams.  Tickets for the first round games will be $5.00.

The Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals will be played March 12-16 in the Albuquerque metro area.  UNM’s Dreamstyle Arena will play host to the majority of the tournament, with all state championship finals being played on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16.  Rio Rancho’s Santa Ana Star Center will host games Tuesday, March 12– Thursday, March 14.  Bernalillo High School will host games on Wednesday March 13 (see NMAA website for specific schedule/bracket information).

The University of New Mexico will charge $5.00 for parking for all vehicles for games played at Dreamstyle Arena.  Parking is free at the Santa Ana Star Center and Bernalillo High School.

Due to security protocols at Dreamstyle Arena and the Santa Ana Star Center, it is recommended that spectators arrive early.


Ticket prices vary during the tournament depending on the facility.

Bernalillo High School*
$5.00 Students (K-12) / Seniors (65+) / Military
$10.00 Adults
*cash only

Santa Ana Star Center*
$5.00 Students (K-12) / Seniors (65+) / Military
$10.00 Adults
  *cash only

Dreamstyle Arena
$5.00 Students (K-12) / Seniors (65+) / Military
$10.00 Adults
$15.00 Reserved Seating (Chair Back)

* Pre-sale tickets for games at UNM can be purchased by calling 505.925.LOBO or online at www.unmtickets.com.
* Tournament passes will be sold at the NMAA or by calling 505.923.3110 for $135 until Monday, March 11 at 3:00 PM.  Tournament passes provide re-entry privileges throughout the tournament, as well as a reserved seat at UNM’s Dreamstyle Arena.

The NFHS Network will offer all quarterfinal, semifinal and championship games LIVE online for a subscription fee with prices starting at $9.95.  Fans should go to www.nfhsnetwork.com to sign up today; fans are also encouraged to sign up early to get their access code to avoid missing any of the games.

Kukulski Brothers, Inc. is the exclusive State Championship Merchandise provider of the NMAA.  Souvenir items commemorating this exciting event can be purchased at any of the three tournament venues or by calling 602-386-3460 or toll free at 866-921-1975.  Individuals can also place orders online at https://store.kukulskibrothers.com.

For additional information pertaining to this announcement, please contact Dusty Young, NMAA Associate Director, at 505.977.5385 or dusty@nmact.org.

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