Syracuse basketball bringing Wegmans Monroe Madness to Blue Cross Arena

The Syracuse basketball teams will host “Monroe Madness” in Rochester.The Syracuse basketball teams will host “Monroe Madness” in Rochester.

The Syracuse men’s and women’s basketball teams are hosting “Monroe Madness” in Rochester on Friday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester War Memorial.

The event is presented in partnership with Pegula Sports and Entertainment and with Wegmans as the primary sponsor.

“Many thanks to our friends at Pegula Sports and Entertainment and Wegmans for making this possible,” said Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack. “We are excited for our Rochester area fans, who are incredibly passionate about the Orange, to have this unique opportunity to see our men’s and women’s basketball teams play in the downtown Blue Cross Arena. We aim to have more Orange Athletics events in the Monroe County and Rochester region going forward.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Syracuse Athletics in bringing this event to downtown Rochester and Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial,” said Robert Minter, Vice President of Business Operations for Blue Cross Arena. “Continuing to drive new and exciting events here at the arena is a huge priority of ours to showcase all that downtown has to offer. We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening and continued growth of a great new partnership.”

Monroe Madness will feature a night of basketball-themed events, including scrimmages, shooting competitions and a chance to see this year’s men’s and women’s teams. Both squads will conduct intersquad scrimmages, the two teams will join to compete in a three-point shooting contest and the men’s program will have a dunk contest. There are also plans for interactive fan competition.

Tickets are on sale now at The Blue Cross Arena Box Office for $10, $15, $25 and $35. A few courtside seats will also be made available for $50. Groups of 20, including youth groups, can purchase tickets for just $12 each in the lower level and groups of 100 can purchase tickets for $5 each. Tickets are also available online at www.ticketmaster.com/event/00005CECDF033FB8.