Rocket City Basketball Classic Tickets
Event: Rocket City Basketball Classic
Sport: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
Arena: The Probst Arena at the Von Braun Center
2019 Teams: University of Alabama, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Belmont, Spring Hill College
Location: Huntsville, Ala.
Rocket City Basketball ClassicDecember 2016 was when the first Rocket City Basketball Classic was launched. This single-day doubleheader features back-to-back games involving the University of Alabama and three other Division I basketball teams. The 2016 inaugural event saw Alabama win against Arkansas State with a score of 67-52. One year later, Alabama skirted away with a thrilling 80-79 win against Mercer. Alabama-Huntsville also saw a win, beating Shorter University by a score of 85-78. The Basketball Classic continued in 2018 between the University of Alabama, Liberty University, the University of Alabama-Huntsville and Fort Valley State. Sponsored by the Huntstville and Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the 2019 Rocket City Basketball Classic featured a matchup between the University of Alabama and Belmont along with another game involving the University of Alabama-Huntsville against Spring Hill College. Find tickets to see the next Rocket City Basketball Classic at StubHub.
What is the Rocket City Basketball Classic?Among the season highlights and tournaments that take place across the nation is the Rocket City Basketball Classic, a tournament created to showcase Alabama basketball within the city of Huntsville. The showcase is intended to be a family-friendly event that encourages basketball fans to get to know the city of Huntsville. Fans are urged to explore restaurants, businesses and special events in downtown Huntsville during the holiday season. Skating in the Park, Santa’s Village and the Tinsel Trail are all popular holiday amusements taking place during the Basketball Classic.
Is the Rocket City Basketball Classic a regular-season event?Taking place in late December of every year, the Rocket City Basketball Classic is a doubleheader event. This event takes place during the regular season of men’s basketball, meaning all stats and final scores from the event will be factored into each participating team’s overall statistics for the 2019-20 season.
Where does the Rocket City Basketball Classic take place?The 2019 Rocket City Basketball Classic took place on Dec. 21 in the Propst Arena at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville, Ala. This yearly event gives players from both the University of Alabama-Huntsville and the University of Alabama the opportunity to join forces for a night of basketball on a neutral playing ground. Named after the German-American rocket scientist Wernher von Braun, the Von Braun Center is a multipurpose facility that first opened back in 1975. The Propst Arena is an indoor arena within the complex that boasts a maximum seating capacity of 10,000 and is home to several events, including the Alabama-Huntsville Chargers and the Huntsville Havoc ice hockey teams. Located at 700 Monroe Street in downtown Huntsville, the arena has also served as a meeting center and performing arts complex, hosting countless concerts, conventions and sporting events.
What are some similar men’s college basketball events?If you are a fan of the Rocket City Basketball Classic, you may also be interested in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, which takes place at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., each year or the Charleston Classic, taking place in Charleston, S.C.
Who were the coaches for the 2019 Rocket City Basketball Classic?Belmont's coach, Casey Alexander, became the 10th head coach for the program April 2019. He had previously been a head coach at Lipscomb University for the past six seasons. Alabama's 2019 head coach is Nate Oats, who spent his last four seasons at the University at Buffalo. Oats was also the 2018 and 2019 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year.
Where can I buy tickets for the Rocket City Basketball Classic?Tickets will be available for the next Rocket City Basketball Classic at StubHub, the largest online ticket marketplace in the world. Locate the perfect seats for your trip by browsing the Propst Arena seating layout and using the StubHub seating selection chart.
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