JMU women's basketball host 2021 CAA Championship at new arena

The James Madison women's basketball team will host the 2021 CAA Championship at the Atlantic Union Bank Center.
The James Madison women's basketball team will host the 2021 CAA Championship at the Atlantic Union Bank Center.(WHSV)
Published: Oct. 29, 2019 at 5:59 PM EDT
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James Madison University will host the 2021 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship at the Atlantic Union Bank Center, the league announced Wednesday.

The specific dates for the four-day, nine game event will be announced at a later time. Elon will host this season, Towson in 2022, Drexel in 2023 and William & Mary in 2024.

JMU last hosted the CAA Championship in 2017. As the Atlantic Union Bank Center is set to open in November 2020, this will be the first championship in the new arena. It will be the eighth time in program history the Dukes have hosted the event.

The Atlantic Union Bank Center is an 8,500-seat arena. JMU has been in the top-60 of attendance across all of NCAA Division I over the last seven seasons.

The Dukes have won nine CAA championship titles in program history, including back-to-back-to-back championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016. In this year’s CAA Preseason Poll, they were named the favorite to win the title in 2020.

JMU is set to open the season on November 6 against Longwood at the Convocation Center at 5 p.m.


Make sure to keep tabs on the progress of the new Atlantic Union Bank Center by visiting where you can find updates on the facility's construction process, ways to get involved in the project and more.


Fans are encouraged to order season tickets by March 16, 2020 to take part in the initial seat selection for the Atlantic Union Bank Center. New facility amenities include courtside and other premium seating, video boards, vastly improved sight lines and court proximity, adjacent parking garage access and upgraded concession options.

All season ticket packages include a complimentary parking pass (one per account). Single game tickets will be available in October 2020.


The Atlantic Union Bank Center will feature a variety of premium seating experiences and offerings never previously available for James Madison basketball. These premium seating areas include Courtside Seating & Lounge, Club Terrace seating, Club Seating and the Concourse Terrace.

Complete premium seating information, including detailed amenities and pricing, can be found at the below link. Fans interested in premium seating should contact Scooter Renkin, Athletic Development Officer, at or call 540-271-0337.


Season tickets are on sale now at for the 2019-20 women’s basketball season. Season tickets, which include a gameday parking pass, are the best way to catch the Dukes in action while offering discounted pricing over purchasing individual games. All fans can purchase season tickets now, with seats assigned in Duke Club priority order following the priority deadline.


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