Indianapolis, IN.  The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that all of the Final Eight championship playoff games will be carried live on ESPN3 (  in April. “This is the first time in ABA history that fans nationwide will be able to watch ABA games and we are very pleased to have ESPN as our partner for this historic event,” stated ABA CEO Joe Newman.  “At last, fans will have a chance to see the outstanding quality of ABA players and the fast-paced excitement of ABA games with its unique rules.”

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually.  It is accessible online at, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Apple TV and Roku.  The network is currently available to more than 85 million homes at no additional cost to fans who receive their high-speed internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider.  The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and WI-FI networks.

The Final Eight Championship Series will be held at Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport/Bossier, LA beginning Thursday, April 10th at 6pm central time.  The top eight ABA teams will be competing for the ABA Championship. The full schedule of games will be posted on the ABA website,, shortly.
The Final Eight and Championship series is being hosted by the former  two-time ABA Champion Shreveport/Bossier Mavericks and will also feature two-time defending ABA Champion Jacksonville Giants.

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