NEWPORT NEWS, Va.–The Atlantic 10 Conference unveiled Monday the 2013 Men’s Basketball Championship logo in preparation for the league’s marquee event to move to the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The championship logo, which was designed by the Barclays Center design team, features the Brooklyn skyline set against a stylized basketball over the A-10 registered trademark logo. The skyline image includes the iconic Brooklyn Bridge as the centerpiece of the logo.
“The new logo exemplifies our partnership with Barclays Center and Brooklyn,” stated Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “The basketball, the Brooklyn Bridge and surrounding skyline combined with the conference logo capture the essence of this partnership perfectly.”
The league announced in September that it had signed a five-year contract to take the men’s championship to the state-of-the-art Barclays Center, future home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. This will be the first time the A-10 Championship will be held in the number one media market, New York, N.Y.
The top 12 teams in the regular season qualify for A-10 Championship, with all 12 teams advancing to Brooklyn for the first round and quarterfinals. Tickets to the 11 games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn will go on sale Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
In addition to moving the men’s basketball championship to Brooklyn the Atlantic 10 recently signed on with Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures (BHV). Led by co-founder Chris Bevilacqua, the company will assist the A-10 in their upcoming media rights negotiation. The current rights agreement is due to expire in 2013.
BHV is a company focused on media and other commercial rights advisory services, valuation and analysis, business development and investment opportunities in the sports and entertainment industries. BHV is based in New York City and partners with professional, collegiate and amateur sports leagues, teams and governing bodies, as well as entertainment, marketing and media companies.
“Within the sports media industry, Chris Bevilacqua is regarded as one of the strongest architects of media rights deals. He brings an experience and industry knowledge to the A-10 that this league deserves,” stated McGlade.