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The New Jersey state high school wrestling championships to return to Boardwalk Hall





Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the provider of Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and the Convention Center, announced the top high school wrestlers from throughout the state will make their way to Boardwalk Hall to compete in the 2017 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) State Wrestling Championships on March 3, 4 and 5.


All-session tickets will be priced at $40 and will go on sale Friday, December 9 at noon through Ticketmaster.com, the Boardwalk Hall Box Office Powered by Atlantic City Electric, Ticketmaster Outlets or by-phone at 800-745-3000.  This public on-sale will have a limit of 10 tickets per order. Single session reserved tickets will be priced at $10 and will go on sale on Friday, January 27 at noon.


Group sales for all-session tickets will also be available for orders consisting of a minimum of 11 tickets and a maximum of 50 tickets per order. A $4 service charge per ticket will be added to group sales purchases. Group tickets can be purchased by calling (609) 348-7023 or e-mailing aura_sanchez@comcastspectacor.com .


Senior citizens (65 and older), children (2-12) and students with a valid grade school or high school ID are eligible for a $2 ticket purchased starting Friday, March 3 which can be purchased through the weekend of the event. These discounts are only available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office with a valid ID.


The competition begins at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3 for the preliminaries and pre-quarter finals. On Saturday, March 4, the competition starts at 9:00 a.m. for wrestlebacks #1, #2 and #3   and quarter-finals.  Following the morning session, Boardwalk Hall will clear the facility and re-open doors at 5:00 p.m. for the 6:00 p.m. evening session of the semi-finals and wrestlebacks #4 and #5.  On Sunday, March 5, competition begins at 10 a.m. for wrestleback #6 and consolations, followed by the finals and awards ceremony at 2:00 p.m.  Doors open one hour prior to each session.


The tournament is the highlight of the year for New Jersey wrestlers.  The race for the championship titles begins with the district competitions on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 in each of the 14 weight classes (106 lbs, 113 lbs, 120 lbs, 126 lbs, 132 lbs, 138 lbs, 145 lbs, 152 lbs, 160 lbs, 170 lbs, 182 lbs, 195 lbs, 220 lbs, 285 lbs.) and is open to all New Jersey high schools who are members of the NJSIAA.  The competition heightens with the final regional competition on Wednesday, February 22, Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25. The season culminates with the State Championships in Atlantic City where the top wrestlers in each weight class of the eight regions will vie for the Championship Title.


The event is presented by Rothman Institute and Dollamur Wrestling Mats.


For more information on the Championships, or to obtain media credentials, please contact Bob Behre at 908-268-4256 or email bbehre@yahoo.com.


Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the CRDA.


About the Atlantic City Sports Commission

The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.


About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.


About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center venue, and Spectra, the expert in hosting and entertainment through its Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Ticketing & Fan Engagement divisions. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com for more information.


About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com and www.twitter.com/njcrda

The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City, resulting in nearly $1 billion in economic development and non-gaming attractions. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. CRDA responsibilities include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, and ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall.


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Erin Bilton

(609) 348-7072