Rip City to Track Town: Blazers to invade Knight Arena, maybe

Rip City to Track Town: Blazers to invade Knight Arena, maybe

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Portland Trail Blazers have announced their seven-game preseason schedule today, highlighted by three games at the Rose Garden against Western Conference rivals.

Portland will take the first steps in building on last year's 48-win season and third straight trip to the postseason when it opens up the preseason schedule with a home game against Utah on Sunday, Oct. 9. The Trail Blazers also play host to Golden State (Oct. 13) and Phoenix (Oct. 15) before hitting the road for the remainder of the exhibition season.

For the second time in three seasons, Portland will travel to Vancouver, B.C., to play Phoenix on Oct. 17. The Trail Blazers will also face Sacramento at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore., on Oct. 25. Rounding out the preseason slate are road contests at Utah (Oct. 21) and at Golden State (Oct. 27).

Preseason tickets will be available for purchase in early October by calling 503.797.9600 or online at

(*Assuming the NBA Lockout will be over by October)

Oct. 9 vs. Utah Jazz 6:00 PM Rose Garden
Oct. 13 vs. Golden State Warriors 7:00 PM Rose Garden
Oct. 15 vs. Phoenix Suns 7:00 PM Rose Garden
Oct. 17 at Phoenix Suns 7:00 PM General Motors Place (Vancouver, BC)
Oct. 21 at Utah Jazz 6:00 PM EnergySolutions Arena
Oct. 25 at Sacramento Kings 7:00 PM Matthew Knight Arena (Eugene, OR)
Oct. 27 at Golden State Warriors 7:30 PM Oracle Arena