The UAB Administration is encouraging Departments to provide flexibility for employees who wish to attend the games. There's even a tongue-in-cheek work absense excuse note you can print.
As part of UAB’s sponsorship of the 2016 C-USA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the UAB Administration has received 1,200 complimentary reserved-seat tickets. There are 800 tickets to Thursday’s game and, under the positive thought that UAB will win and move ahead in the bracket, 400 tickets to Friday’s game.

Faculty and staff interested in receiving up to two complimentary tickets should make their way to either the Administration Building 20th Street Lobby or the Alys Stephens Center Ticket Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9th. All complimentary tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and a valid UAB ONE Card ID must be presented for scanning.

Tip-off for the Thursday game is Noon and tip-off for the Friday game is 3:00 p.m. Since both games occur during work hours, Departments are encouraged to provide flexibility for employees desiring to attend games by allowing the use of personal leave or by allowing missed work to be made up in a manner that serves the Department’s needs if operations allow. This latter accommodation is at the discretion of Department Heads and your Division/School HR Consultant can assist if you have specific questions.

Anyone desiring to purchase single game tickets for Men’s basketball games may do so beginning Monday, March 7 at 10am by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, or logging on at, or in person at the Legacy Arena box office. If you are interested in all-session tournament tickets please call the UAB Athletics Ticket Office at 205-975-UAB1 (8221).

Don’t forget the UAB Women’s Basketball team will be hosting the C-USA Women's First Round and Quarterfinals at Bartow Arena with Women's Semifinals and Finals held at Legacy Arena. For additional information on these games or to purchase tournament tickets please call the UAB Athletics Ticket Office at 205-975-UAB1 (8221).

Finally, the UAB Bookstore is offering a 25% discount on one UAB apparel item, as well as a few other sale items for anyone wanting to get fresh gear. See the attached flier for more details.

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