5 things to know for final, first games at Middletown gyms

8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 Middletown
On Saturday, Dec. 9, Middletown’s boys and girls basketball teams open the new Wade E. Miller Arena on Breiel Boulevard. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Here are 5 things to know if you’re attending this weekend’s Middletown High School basketball games that will mark the district’s goodbye to Wade E. Miller Gym and the opening of its new Wade E. Miller Arena.

MORE: 5 things to know about Middletown’s storied Wade E. Miller Gym

1. Two days of basketball

On Friday, the district will bid farewell to Wade E. Miller, its home since 1952, except for the 1970s when games were played at the high school on Breiel Boulevard.

The Middies face Butler County rival Hamilton on Friday.

On Saturday, Middletown’s boys and girls basketball teams open the new Wade E. Miller Arena on Breiel Boulevard.

Friday schedule

Saturday schedule

2. How to buy tickets

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3. Where to park

4. The uniforms

The Middletown Middies and Hamilton Big Blue will commemorate the final game in Wade E. Miller Gym on Friday by wearing 1950s throwback uniforms.

MORE: See a photo of the 1950s throwback uniforms here

5. Can’t be there in person? You can watch online

The final basketball game at historic Wade E. Miller Gym and the first game at Miller Arena this weekend will be broadcast online thanks to a Middletown church.

Stratford Heights Church of God has volunteered its television production equipment to be used for Friday’s last game at Miller Gym and Saturday night’s first game at Miller Arena. The games will be streamed live on the church’s website.

HOW TO WATCH: Click here for all the details about how to watch online

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