The Abe Pollin City Title Games will be be played March 20 at Verizon Center, D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association Athletic Director Stephanie Evans said Wednesday. The date is nearly two weeks later than the event typically takes place, and nearly a month since DCIAA teams will have played their last games.
The games match the DCIAA boys’ and girls’ champions against the titlists of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference.
Sources said earlier this week the game was tentatively set for March 12 at Verizon Center, but that date was unavailable due to the venue’s contractual obligations.
“March 12 was never actually under consideration for the game because it has been under contract with the circus for the past five years,” said David Touhey, general manager of Verizon Center, through a spokeswoman. “The earliest game available was March 1. The DCIAA informed us that the WCAC Virginia teams would not be available to participate that day because of their Virginia tournaments. So the next available date we suggested was March 20 or 21. The DCIAA decided to go with March 20 back on February 23.”