SPRINGFIELD, MA - The Springfield Armor and the Basketball Hall of Fame announce today, in a joint effort to provide more affordable family entertainment options to the residents of greater Springfield, a partnership that will offer fans the limited time opportunity to purchase a full season ticket for all 24 Springfield Armor home games for just $44.
Only 100 season tickets will be made available during this special promotion, which will last from November 9th through the 19th or until all 100 tickets are sold. Averaged out over the season the cost per game of this season ticket will be less than $2 and for a family of four it would cost less than $8 per night.
“This offer is just another way for the team to make the NBA experience available to all of the residents of greater Springfield,” said Armor Managing Partner Michael Savit. “The Hall of Fame has once again stepped up for this community and we couldn’t be more excited about this partnership.”
The Armor’s season kicks off on November 27th at 7 p.m. against the Iowa Energy at the MassMutual Center in Downtown Springfield. It’s the first of two Armor games that weekend against Iowa, the second tipping off at noon on the 28th.
“We are very happy to be partnering with the Springfield Armor on this unique promotion,” said Basketball Hall of Fame CEO John Doleva. “The Hall of Fame is always looking for ways to get involved with our local community and we hope this promotion will provide the chance for basketball fans from all walks of life to experience Armor games this season.”
To order tickets fans can call the Armor front office (413) 746-3263 or log on to www.ArmorHoops.com to learn more.
With an ownership group led by Massachusetts-based Michael Savit, Springfield was announced as the NBA Development League’s second team in New England during a press conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on March 31. Beginning on November 27th, the Springfield Armor will play a 50-game schedule, including 24 home dates at the MassMutual Center.
Emphasizing affordable family entertainment and NBA-caliber basketball, the Springfield Armor has season tickets beginning at just $91! The Armor needed just over four months to reach 1,000 season tickets but still have great seats available. For more information about individual, season, group or flex tickets, please call (413) 746-3263 or visit www.armorhoops.com. Opening Night is November 27th at 7 p.m. as the Springfield Armor take on the Iowa Energy at the MassMutual Center. To get your tickets for this, and all individual Springfield Armor games, go to www.ticketmaster.com.
NBA Development League
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to NBA franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season boasted NBA D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.