Friars fall to Seton Hall in game held over

Providence College and Seton Hall complete a basketball game at Alumni Hall that was suspended the night before because of slippery floor conditions at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. (WJAR)

The Providence College Friars fell to Seton Hall, 89-77, on Thursday when they finished a basketball game that began the night before.

Slippery floor conditions at the Dunkin' Donuts Center forced officials to suspend the game in the interest of player safety.

The game resumed at noon Thursday at Alumni Hall on the PC campus.

It was open only to students, faculty, and staff because the arena seats about 10,000 fewer people than the Dunk.

Ticket holders who could not attend the completion of the game will be able to redeem their tickets next season for select Big East Conference games.

Season ticket holders will be offered two forms of credit, including the following:

  • If you are a season ticket holder in Section 122 who owns four tickets at $1,400 each, the average value of your tickets over an 18-game season is $77.78 per ticket. You will receive a $311.11 credit toward your season tickets next year.
  • If you are a season ticket holder in Section 230 who owns two tickets at $525 each, the average value of your tickets over an 18-game season is $29.17 per ticket. You will receive a $58.33 credit toward your season tickets next year.

The Rhode Island Convention Center Authority, which manages the Dunk, said it is working to resolve the problem that caused the damp floors.

“We have met with building management and mechanical engineers today to discuss plans to improve court conditions and prevent this from happening again. Our capital-improvement plan already includes a number of measures that should address the problem, including the installation in the coming months of a fully-automated energy management system," a statement from the authority said.

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