LEGENDS CLASSIC PRESENTED BY OLD TRAPPER RELOCATED TO MOHEGAN SUN
October 13, 2020
PRINCETON, N.J. – Featuring national programs UConn, Southern California, Vanderbilt, and Brigham Young, the Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper will take place at Mohegan Sun on December 2 and 3.
Due to the recent announcement by the NCAA regarding the start date to the 2020-21 college basketball season and the uncertainty of the opening of indoor arenas in New York City due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gazelle Group has announced that the Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper will be relocated to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.
“We are pleased to be able to bring the best of college basketball to Mohegan Sun, especially under these trying circumstances,” says Gazelle Group president Rick Giles. “Mohegan Sun features a prime location, an outstanding facility, and the proper amenities to provide a safe, secure, and controlled environment. We truly value our relationship with Barclays Center and we look forward to returning there in 2021.”
Match-ups, television arrangements, game times, and ticket information for the Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper will be announced at a later date.
For fans who have already purchased tickets to the Legends Classic Championship Rounds at Barclays Center, tickets will be refunded automatically.
For further information about the Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper, go to www.legendsclassic.com and follow us on social media on Twitter @legendsbball, Instagram @legendsclassic, and Facebook @legendsclassic.
In the 2019 Legends Classic, then-No. 18 Auburn won the title with a win over Richmond (79-65) in the Championship Game.
The Gazelle Group and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame are collaborating to produce multiple college basketball games at Mohegan Sun from November 25 through December 4, 2020 and have named the space “Bubbleville”. Bubbleville will house several events relocated and reimagined due to COVID-19 and provides a controlled environment with teams and event staff adhering to tribal, government, and NCAA health and safety protocols and testing requirements.
About the Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper
Begun in 2007, the Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper has become one of the nation’s most eagerly-anticipated early-season men’s basketball tournaments. Regularly attracting the top programs and coaches in the country, four teams from the most prestigious conferences in the country head to Brooklyn, N.Y., and Barclays Center – the home of the Brooklyn Nets – to complete in the nationally televised Legends Classic Championship Rounds.
About Old Trapper
Old Trapper Smoked Products has produced its signature line of authentic handmade meat snacks from its headquarters in Forest Grove, Oregon since 1969. Those 50 years of experience, complemented by continued investments in state-of-the-art processes, result in top-quality products that are distributed nationwide.
About the Gazelle Group
The Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper is produced by the Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, the Gotham Classic, the Sunshine Slam, and the College Basketball Invitational. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit gazellegroup.com.
About the Northeast Conference
The Northeast Conference (NEC) is the sponsoring conference of the Legends Classic Presented by Old Trapper. Entering its 40th season, the NEC is a NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 10 institutions of higher learning located throughout seven states. For more information on the NEC, visit the official website at www.northeastconference.org or follow on Twitter @NECsports.
About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun Arena is now ranked consistently among the top venues in the world according to Billboard Magazine, Pollstar and Venues Today. It has won “Casino of The Year” at the Country Music Awards in 2008 & 2010 and in 2013, was voted “Arena Of The Year” at the G2E Global Gaming Conference in Las Vegas. Mohegan Sun Arena was also ranked among the top 10 arena venues in the nation for 2014, regardless of size. In 2015, Mohegan Sun took home the IEBA award for “Casino of the Year.” Mohegan Sun also won “Casino of the Year” in 2 categories at the 2013 & 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information on concerts and other great events, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1-888.226-7711, ext. 27163.
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo “Court of Dreams.” Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit www.hoophall.com, follow @hoophall or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.
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