MAUI, Hawaii, Aug. 24, 2010 – The 2010 EA SPORTSÔ Maui Invitational® Hosted by Chaminade University of Honolulu today announced that remaining school Booster Tickets for the nation’s premier early-season basketball tournament will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at 9 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time (3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time). Booster Tickets are good for entry to all three Tournament games in which a particular school will participate. Tickets will also go on sale Aug. 25. Tickets can be purchased via the tournament website at mauiinvitational.com only (no phone calls). All-Tournament Tickets are sold out as well as Booster Tickets for Kentucky.
In addition, the following remaining ticket types will go on sale: Partial Booster Tickets for Kentucky, which grant access to that particular school’s Monday and Tuesday games only; Courtside Booster Tickets and a limited number of All-Tournament Courtside
Travel packages with game tickets and hotel accommodations are currently available through Oahu Travel. Tickets are also still available for Sunday’s (Nov. 21) “An Evening with the Coaches: Tip-Off Banquet,” a special dinner and entertainment event featuring the 2010 head coaches and teams. Visit the website’s “Tickets & Travel” section for details.
The 27th annual EA SPORTS Maui Invitational will launch the college basketball season with a marquee lineup, including Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan State, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, Wichita State and host Chaminade. Played less than 1,000 yards from the Pacific Ocean at Maui’s Lahaina Civic Center from Nov. 22-24, three former Maui champions, Connecticut (2005), Kentucky (1993) and Michigan State (1991), will return to the islands in search of another Maui title and early-season bragging rights. Three of the seven Division I teams in the 2010 lineup participated in the 2010 NCAA® Tournament, highlighted by runs to the Final Four by Michigan State and Elite Eight by Kentucky.
The ESPN networks will once again offer live television coverage of all 12 tournament games. For the second consecutive year, every game will be produced in high definition on ESPN HD, ESPN2 HD and ESPNU HD, with the ESPN and ESPN2 games also streaming live on ESPN3.com.
EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world and enters its tenth year as title sponsor of the Maui Invitational. With top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital experiences, EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.
In addition to title sponsor EA SPORTS, other tournament sponsors include the Maui Visitors Bureau, County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, adidas and GEICO. The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and Westin Maui Resort & Spa, all located in the beautiful Ka’anapali Beach Resort area, serve as host hotels for the thousands of fans and boosters who annually accompany their teams to Maui. KemperLesnik has operated the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational since 1990.
For complete Tournament information, visit the official tournament website at mauiinvitational.com or to inquire about travel packages contact Oahu Travel, the official travel agent of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, at 800.826.3822.
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