ALBANY — Capital Region college basketball fans returning to the stands for games this season will get a taste of crosstown competition in an exhibition between Siena and the College of Saint Rose at Times Union Center on Oct. 25.
Tickets to the 7 p.m. exhibition are on sale, and can be purchased by calling the Siena Fan Relations Management Center during business hours Monday-Friday at (518) 487-2202, by e-mail at [email protected], or online at sienasaints.com/tickets. Tickets for the exhibition start at just $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 12 and under.
Siena season tickets include the exhibition.
Tickets are $17 in the Saint Rose lower level section near the bench (section 103) and are available at https://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1503088. The first 175 fans to purchase tickets using code SaintRose1920 will receive a Golden Knights T-Shirt and will be seated in the Saint Rose section near the team bench.
The matchup against Saint Rose marks Siena’s first exhibition in four years dating back to the 2017-18 season, and first at the Times Union Center in 11 years.
Siena, which opens the regular season on Nov. 9 at St. Bonaventure, is looking to build off back-to-back MAAC regular-season championships.
Saint Rose was 4-3 last year in a season cut short by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s really a great opportunity for our program to play Siena in an exhibition game,” Saint Rose head coach Mike Perno said in a release. “I have so much respect for coach Carm [Siena head coach Carmen Maciariello] and the way he runs the Siena program.
“It will be a great experience to have the chance to play at the Times Union Center in front of fans again. We are looking forward to the opportunity and it should be a really fun night.”
This will mark the first exhibition game between the two schools.
Division II Saint Rose has played five exhibition games again Division I opponents, including an 84-76 win at Binghamton to open the 2004-05 season.
The Golden Knights have also played four exhibitions at Syracuse, the last one in 2018-19 when the Orange prevailed 80-49.