The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) are pleased to announce an agreement that will excite wrestling fans in Maryland. On Saturday, March 8, 2008, the MPSSAA State Wrestling Tournament and the ACC Wrestling Championships are scheduled to be held in College Park, Md. The state championships will be held in Cole Field House and the ACC Championships will be held in Comcast Center.
The MPSSAA and the ACC have teamed up, adjusting competition times and admission prices so fans can enjoy both events. On March 8, the MPSSAA state tournament semifinals will begin at 11:00 a.m., and the ACC semifinals will begin at 2:00 p.m. The MPSSAA finals will move up one hour, and are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. The ACC finals will be scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Thus, wrestling fans will have the opportunity to see both the high school championship semifinals and finals at Cole and the ACC semifinals and finals at Comcast in their entirety.
The MPSSAA was able to make the adjustment to a 5:30 p.m. start time for the finals by moving the consolation semifinal round, which normally occurs after the semifinals, to 11:00 a.m., on the four outer mats at Cole while the semifinals are contested on the four center mats.
Both the MPSSAA and ACC plan to extend a ticket discount by presenting a ticket stub or tournament pass from the other's tournament. For example, all spectators of the MPSSAA event will receive half-price admission to the ACC Championship by presenting a MPSSAA ticket stub or tournament pass at the Comcast ticket window. And in turn, those from the ACC Championship who may wish to catch the action of the MPSSAA event will receive $5.00 off the admission price to the MPSSAA tournament by presenting a ticket stub at the Cole Field House ticket window. Avid wrestling fans should mark March 8 on their calendars.
For more information, contact the MPSSAA office at 410-767-0555 or the University of Maryland ticket office at 800-462-8377.