2020-2021 PIAA District II High School Basketball Championships this week at Mohegan Sun Arena The 2020-21 PIAA District II High School Basketball Championships presented by Price Chopper Market 32 will be hosted from March 11th-13th at the ASM Global, the premier venue management and services company, managed Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township. The PIAA District II Committee has hosted the Boys and Girls Basketball District Championships at Mohegan Sun Arena every year since 2016. Local and state guidelines on indoor venue capacities will be observed to ensure social distancing and guest and participant safety. Currently, Mohegan Sun Arena is permitted to host up to 15% capacity, which equates to approximately 1,500 people per game. This event will mark the first publicly ticketed event to be hosted at the venue under the revised capacity restrictions. The District II High School Basketball Championship game schedule is as follows: Thursday, March 11th3:00 p.m. Girls 1A – Forest City vs. Susquehanna5:30 p.m. Girls 4A – Berwick vs. Scranton Prep8:00 p.m. Boys 3A – Wyoming Seminary vs. Riverside Friday, March 12th3:00 p.m. Girls 2A – Old Forge vs. Holy Cross5:30 p.m. Girls 6A – Wilkes-Barre Area vs. Hazleton Area8:00 p.m. Boys 5A – Abington Heights vs. Crestwood Saturday, March 13th10:00 a.m. Boys 2A – Old Forge vs. Elk Lake12:30 p.m. Girls 3A – Western Wayne vs. Riverside3:00 p.m. Boys 4A – Mid Valley vs. Scranton Prep5:30 p.m. Girls 5A – Dallas vs. Abington Heights8:00 p.m. Boys 6A – Williamsport vs. Scranton Sunday, March 14th has been reserved for any weather-related cancellations. Ticket prices for the District II Basketball finals at Mohegan Sun Arena are $8 for adults and students. Tickets will be sold by each participating school district and will be limited to comply with current local and state capacity restrictions for indoor facilities. Parking fees are included with the ticket price. All tickets are general admission and will require guests to sit in specially marked seats to comply with social distancing guidelines. Tickets will be valid for each individual game as sold. As opposed to previous years, all ticket holders for a specific game will need to exit the venue upon that game’s conclusion. Anyone wishing to attend another game will need to purchase a ticket for that specific game. The venue will be cleaned with CDC recommended disinfectant before and after each game. District II Gold passes will not be honored at Mohegan Sun Arena. A limited number of tickets are on sale now at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Box Office will be open for ticket sales on the following dates and times this week: NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena hours:Wednesday, March 10th – 10am-2pmThursday, March 11th – 1pm-8:30pmFriday, March 12th – 1pm-8:30pmSaturday, March 13th – 8:30am-8:30pm One hour prior to the start of each game time and up until 20 minutes into the start of that game, Mohegan Sun Arena will limit Box Office ticket sales and transaction to accommodate guests attending that game only to assist with crowding around the Box Office area. All tickets will be sold at the exterior Box Office windows to ensure social distancing. Ticket purchasers are asked to limit the number of people in line to just the person making the transaction and then rejoin your group before entering the security checkpoint line. Mohegan Sun Arena is undergoing numerous enhancements to the venue to ensure patron safety including: Restroom renovations with easy-to-clean resin epoxy flooring and installation of touchless fixtures.Plexiglass partitions around concessions areas.Installation of directional and social distancing signage throughout the venue.Replacement of cloth fabric seating to easy-to-clean vinyl seating.Activation of the ASM Global VenueShield program providing the highest levels of safety, security and consumer confidence, in alignment with approvals from local government officials and health care experts. ASM Global reminds everyone participating and attending these championship events to please adhere to the new hygiene and security policies in place for the safety of all participants, guests and employees at the Mohegan Sun Arena including: Everyone ages two and up will be required to wear a mask covering your face and nose when approaching the security checkpoints and upon entry to the venue.Masks must be worn at all times inside the venue with the exception of when consuming food or beverage.Cashless transactions are encouraged at the venue concessions stands. Limited stands will be open for this event, but all opened stands accept credit cards. Please assist our staff in obtaining a contactless environment by using a credit card.Guests are asked to arrive at the venue with their group to be seated together. Seating is first-come, first-served and cannot be reserved in advance.No more than four people will be permitted to sit together and will be seated in specially marked seats to help achieve safe social distancing.Hand sanitizing stations have been placed at all entries and throughout the venue.Upon exiting the venue, guests are asked to take their trash with them to the nearest trash receptacle and leave the venue at the direction of the venue staff.For more information on these policies, please visit https://www.MoheganSunArenaPA.com/VenueShield. ASM Global also reminds guests of the following event security procedures: Walk-through metal detectors will be in place at every arena entrance.Mohegan Sun Arena’s “Clear Bag Policy” allows guests to bring their personal belongings in a clear tote not to exceed 12”x12”x6’.Purses, backpacks and diaper bags are no longer permitted inside Mohegan Sun Arena.Guests are asked to have their keys, wallets and phones out of their pockets upon arrival at the security checkpoints and jackets should be unzipped.Security checkpoints will open approximately one hour prior to each game start time.Doors for each game will open approximately 30-45 minutes prior to the event start time.Event doors may be delayed due to the length of the previous game and time to properly sanitize high-touch surfaces and seating areas. For more information about this policy and to view all prohibited items, please visit https://www.MoheganSunArenaPA.com/Policies All student athletes, coaches and event officials must comply to the additional safety measures enacted by the PIAA for competition. For additional information about these policies, please visit https://www.piaad2.org. The PIAA District II committee and Mohegan Sun Arena would like to thank and acknowledge the following event sponsors: Price Chopper Market 32, McCarthy Tire, Luzerne County Community College, NBT Bank, Wilkes University, Allied Services, Joyce Insurance and Red Robin.