For Immediate Release - February 1, 2023
HANOVER, MD – Fivestar, LLC, event operator for the 2023 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Basketball Championships, proudly announced the renewal of title sponsor Lids, the number one retailer in sports fashion headwear, for the second year. Lids has become synonymous with MIAA Championship celebrations with every champion wearing Lids caps to receive their title.
This year’s championship event will be hosted at CEI Arena at the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus in Baltimore, MD on Sunday, February 26th, to include the A, B and C Conference championship games.
“We are thrilled to be working with the Fivestar team for the second consecutive year, building the profile and exposure of this great event,” said Paul Bernstorf, Executive Director of the MIAA. “The decision to centrally locate these games in a state-of-the-art arena like CEI with its expanded capacity, parking and enhanced production capabilities will make this event a must-see competition.”
The one-day event will feature a triple-header for a one-ticket price of just $15.00 for students, $20.00 General Admission. Children five years of age and younger are complimentary. A select number of VIP courtside seats with hospitality will be available for purchase for $79.00, just inches from the action.
For those unable to join at the stadium, all three championships will be streamed on ESPN3 and ESPN+.
Championship Schedule: Sunday, February 26th
12:00PM: C Conference Championship
2:30PM: B Conference Championship
5:00PM: A Conference Championship
“Fivestar is excited to welcome the MIAA schools, fans and community to the CEI Arena at UMBC for what will be a tremendous high school basketball showcase and championship,” added Mark Burdett of Fivestar. “For those able to attend, the location, parking and state-of-the-art venue will make the support of their team a pleasure. For those unable to attend, the ease and quality of coverage on ESPN3 and ESPN+ ensures you won’t miss the action.”
The game will be announced by industry greats Scott Garceau and Jimmy Patsos. Scott Garceau, Dean of Baltimore Sports, has spent 40 years in TV, radio, and digital. Also, presently the play-by-play announcer for Baltimore Orioles baseball on MASN. Jimmy Patsos, the effervescent former coach of Loyola University and the NCAA Champion Maryland Terrapins basketball programs will be the color commentator, along with Brent Harris manning the sidelines and bringing fans key interviews and insights during this year’s games.
Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance. Walk-up tickets will be available for purchase dependent upon remaining seats available. Tickets will be on sale at MIAAChampionships.com via TicketMaster starting February 10th.
To learn more about the 2023 Lids MIAA Basketball Championships, visit: https://www.miaachampionships.com/basketball
To learn more about Fivestar, visit: https://www.fivestarapp.com/.
The MIAA is an independent organization comprised of 29 private high schools located in and around the Baltimore Metro area. Founded in 1994, MIAA schools have a combined enrollment in excess of 17,000 students. More than 60% of these students participate in at least one of 17 MIAA sanctioned Sports. In addition, more than 97% of all graduates from MIAA schools go on to college, including many who enroll in some of our nation’s most prestigious universities. MIAA Schools are located in eight Maryland counties and Baltimore City.
Lids Sports Group is the largest licensed sports retailer in North America, selling fan and fashion-oriented headwear and apparel across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico through almost 2,000 retail locations. Indianapolis-based Lids Sports Group carries officially licensed and branded gear aimed at empowering customers to represent their unique and individual style, team, passion and fun. Lids Sports Group operates stores under the Lids, Locker Room by Lids, Fanzz, Yankees Clubhouse Shops, Dodgers Clubhouse, Cardinals Clubhouse, and numerous other nameplates. Lids also has locations within select Macy's department stores nationwide. To find a retail location near you visit blog.lids.com or join the #LidsLoyal on Instagram (@lids), Facebook (@lids), Twitter (@lids), or LinkedIn.
Fivestar is the world’s first sports highlight rating app, allowing athletes and sports enthusiasts to share, view, and rate the best sports highlights. The app is the only social platform focused solely on sports highlights and guarantees a positive environment with no comments allowed. Fivestar empowers athletes at all levels, across all sports, to get recognized and rated by a network of peers, fans, coaches, and pro athletes. Fivestar partners with industry stakeholders to operate and activate at sporting events to maximize athlete exposure and provide high-quality highlights of these events. Download the Fivestar App to experience the sports world like never before! Learn more at www.fivestarapp.com.