Erie Announces Dates for Spring Basketball Tournaments

10 Nov, 2014

Erie Tipoff Classic and Erie Spring Classic Expected to Draw 300 Teams to Region

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that the Erie Spring Classic and Erie Tipoff Classic will both return to the region in 2015. The Erie Tipoff Classic will return March 27-29, 2015 after a successful first tournament in 2014, and the annual Erie Spring Classic will be held May 15-17, 2015.

The tournaments will feature approximately 225 teams from cities including Syracuse, Morgantown, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Cleveland and Toronto, in addition to local teams. Games will be held at multiple basketball venues around Erie, including Harborcreek High School, East High School, and Cathedral Prep. In addition to these locations, games for the Erie Spring Classic will be held at Gannon University’s Hammermill Center.

Registration is now open to boys and girls 3rd through 12th grade teams for $285 per tournament.

Admission is $7 per person for each tournament.

“We have worked with the Erie Sports Commission for several years, and each year our Erie tournaments get better and more competitive,” said Tucker Neale, founder and organizer of the tournaments. “We’re excited to come back to Erie in 2015 and are looking forward to some exciting competition.”

“I am thrilled, but not surprised, that the addition of the Erie Tipoff Classic in 2014 was a success, and that both tournaments will return to Erie in 2015,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “I hope that the community will come out to support each of these great tournaments and watch some first-class basketball games.”

For more information on either tournament, please visit or email  

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.


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