T Classic Tickets

Listen all basketball lovers out there, there is great news for you all that finally the much awaited BB&T Classic tournament is about to go underway so be a part of it. This tournament has been taking place in the heart of Washington, DC for the past seventeen years now. This event attracts thousands of fans from all across the DC State. If you haven’t seen a game of BB&T Classic, then you certainly have missed all the fun but don’t worry you can now watch it by simply getting BB&T Classic tickets.


BB&T as the name implies is a bank that is headquartered in Winston-Salem in North Carolina. This bank organizes the BB&T Classic basketball event and it also owns the naming rights. The tournament started in 1995 and at that time it was sponsored by Franklin Bank and therefore was known as Franklin National Bank Classic. It has been regularly taking place at the very popular and huge Verizon Center. This venue is located on 601 F Street Northwest in Washington. It has a capacity to seat around 19000 spectators. Apart from BB&T Classic a number of other events have taken place her such as the Stanley Cup Finals, WWE Summerslam, Ultimate Fighting Championship and The Survivor Series. Popular artists like Madonna, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Jonas Brothers have performed at this center.

BT&T Classic initially featured just four main university teams like George Washington and Maryland along with two other recognized university teams. Other teams that have participated in this event include University of Massachusetts Amherst, Notre Dame University, West Virginia, Mississippi State and Stanford. Maryland and George Washington Universities have won this tournament four times each. In 2011 the tournament was won Maryland as the team beat Notre Dame with a score of 78-71. This is a one day event taking on a selected weeknight. The game is aired on TV by MASN (Mid-Atlantic Sports Network). The funds raised from this event are given to the famous charity called Children’s Charities Foundation. This organization supports and funds various other local Washington based charities.

BB&T Classic is a tournament that is played only with the intention of entertainment as well as charity fund raising. You must have heard a lot about this game and if you are tempted to watch some talented players in live action then all you got to do is get tickets and be at the BB&T Classic game at the Verizon Center.