February 21-25, 2023 | Baltimore, Maryland (CFG Bank Arena)


The 2023 CIAA Basketball Tournament will be held February 21-25, 2023 at the CFG Banks Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. CIAA tickets are available for purchase online through TICKETMASTER.COM.

General Admission: $225
Courtside: $350

Fans are encouraged to visit for any ticket promotions. We appreciate your support and look forward to you joining us as we cheer on our Lady Vikings and Men’s basketball team.  



Thursday, February 23 | 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Invitation Only 
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street | Baltimore, MD 21201
Hosted by the Office of University Advancement

Thursday, February 23 8 PM - 1 AM

Rams Head Live
20 Market Place | Baltimore, MD 21201
Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations 
Tickets: $35 General Admission


Friday, February 24 | 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM 


Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street | Baltimore, MD 21201
Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Baltimore Arena, formerly known as Royal Farms Arena, underwent a $200 million dollar renovation, and is now known as the CFG Bank Arena. The location has not changed, but it is now a state-of-the-art entertainment venue that will host our premier event. 

The CFG Bank Arena will be a completely digital arena by 2024. We are implementing the transition for the 2023 Tournament to help with ticket reconciliation and to reduce the amount of illegal ticket resales. 

Tickets can be purchased via or Limited quantities of Earlybird ticket sales begin November 1, and regular ticket sales begin November 15. 

The CIAA has transitioned to digital tickets. Ticket cards will not be issued. 

No. Member institution will receive an allotment to address sponsor and contractual arrangements. All available Tickets for the public will be on sale at or

Courtside tickets are available by contacting:

Jenell Howard, CIAA at 704-910-2133 x405 

General admission tickets are $225, and courtside seats are $350 for the week. Fans are encouraged to visit for any ticket promotions 

8 tickets can be purchased with each order. 

Group tickets can be purchased in blocks of twenty and can be purchased by contacting Jenell Howard at the CIAA 704-910-2133 x405. Transferring tickets is managed through the Ticketmaster website, and information on that process can be found there. 

All digital tickets purchased can be transferred. If a ticket is transferred and “claimed”, you will not be able to transfer that ticket unless it is transferred back to you. 

No, tickets cannot be printed. 

A smart phone is required to display all digital tickets. 

Fans are encouraged to keep their phones charged. The CFG Bank Arena box office will be available to assist with accessing tickets if necessary. 

All-session tickets will be available beginning November 1. Single session tickets will be available January 9. 



Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC tote bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” and/or small clutch bags (4.5”x 6.5”).  No other bags of any type will be allowed.

About the CIAA 

Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first, and longest running, African American athletic conference in the U.S. and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. In 2020, the conference celebrates the special 75th anniversary of its Championship Basketball Tournament - an event that has become a must-see in the African American community. The Basketball Tournament has been honored as a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, for both 2018 and 2019.