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Here are some tip for visitors to the state tournaments from Sports Editor Greg Brownell, who has been covering the tournament since he joined The Post-Star in 1981.

  • There are two ways to access the Civic Center from the Northway (Interstate 87). You can take exit 17 and head north on Route 9. The Civic Center will be on your right after you cross the river from South Glens Falls. Or you can take exit 18, turn east off the ramp and head into town. Go right at the “Y’’ onto Hudson Ave. (there will be a Stewart’s in front of you). When you reach the traffic circle, the Civic Center is behind the Burger King.
  • Parking can be difficult around the Civic Center, especially before morning and afternoon games on Friday, so leave some extra time to find parking. There is one new option this spring – a parking garage on Park Street, a short walk from the Civic Center, which is available for tournament patrons.
  • Tickets for this tournament are sold by session, not by game. There are two sessions on Friday and two on Saturday, with separate admissions for each. The building is cleared between the two sessions. Both of Sunday’s games are part of a single session. All seating is general admission – find an empty seat and it’s yours.
  • Heritage Hall can be accessed by stairwells on either end of the Civic Center’s main lobby. College basketball games are often shown on the large-screen TV. Food and drink is available for purchase at some times of the day. Concession stands are open on the main level.
  • If you’re looking for someplace to eat outside of the arena, there are several places within walking distance of the Civic Center. The downtown area is just a few steps away, or you can walk across the bridge into South Glens Falls. If you’re driving, of course, there are any number of places within a few minutes of the Civic Center.
  • If you can’t make the game, please join us on this Web site for full coverage of the action. We’ll post updates while games are in progress, and we’ll have game stories, shot charts, boxscores and pictures after each game.
  • If Time-Warner serves your community, you can watch the five boys public high school championship games that take place March 12-13. Check with your local cable provider for the channel.
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