Basketball is Over at the Cross Insurance Center; Now What?

By Tyler Hewey

BANGOR, Maine – As the clock hit zero in the fourth quarter from Tuesday night; the Cross Insurance Center employees took apart the basketball court for the final time in the winter time after the Harlem Globetrotters entertained the fans on Tuesday night. The basketball court that saw non-stop action from the beginning of November to around the end of March. The basketball court that the University of Maine women’s team almost upset a nationally ranked team. The basketball court that saw high school athletes become high school legend by winning a gold ball. The basketball court that saw the Black Bears women’s team win their second straight American East Championship.

“It’s a really, really tough environment to play in,” Hartford freshman guard Sierra DaCosta told the Bangor Daily News after the Hawks lost the Championship game to the Black Bears on March 15th.

The up-to 5,800 seat venue will now switch over from the hardwood to multiple other events for the spring and summer months and here is a quick look at the events coming!

WHAT: 2019 Bangor Home Show

WHEN: March 29th-31st

The Bangor Home Show will be celebrating there 49th year this weekend as there will be over 300 booths attending the show. Whether you are looking for a new home or looking for renovation to your current home then this is the show for you.

For tickets or more click here.

WHAT: 2019 Bangor Comic and Toy Con

WHEN: April 5th-7th

Joey Fatone from N’SYNC, Mark Dodson from Star Wars, and Ryan Hurst from Sons of Anarchy are main attractions for this year’s convention. Vendors of all kinds from gaming to toys will be there and many more.

For tickets or more info click here.

WHAT: Traxxas Monster Truck Tour

WHEN: April 5th-7th

During the same time as the Comic-Con, is the monster truck tour. Loud noises and exhaust fumes are expected. The monster trucks will take over the small arena and drown out any noise or any conversation you are trying to have.

For tickets or more info click here.

WHAT: UMaine Student Symposium

WHEN: April 10th

Over 1,000 projects will be showcased from UMaine students as you can interact with the students presenting their projects. It is free and open to the public.

For more info click here.

WHAT: 2019 Bangor Flower & Garden Show 

WHEN: April 12th-14th

The Garden Show is back another season as the Cross Center as it is a sign that summer is coming. Plants, seeds, bulbs, greenhouses, tools, and so much more are display during the show and is a must attend for those with a green thumb.

WHAT: A Night In Nashville

WHEN: April 13th 

Nashville is taking over the Queen City for a night as you can experience country music, dancing and a chance to ride a mechanical bull.

To buy tickets click here.

WHAT: PJ Mask Live! 

WHEN: April 20th

Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko along with PJ Robot attempt to save the day. A great event for kids to come sing along to music and brand new songs that they have never heard of.

For more info and tickets click here.

The basketball court may be away for the season but plenty of events through the end of March and into April for the Cross Center and the city of Bangor to keep us busy!


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