Bluegrass Sports Commission partners to host NBA preseason game
By Steve LeMaster
LEXINGTON – The NBA’s Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans will play a preseason game in Rupp Arena on October 19 at 7 p.m., the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced Wednesday. The game will feature three former UK players, Anthony Davis and Darius Miller from the New Orleans Pelicans and John Wall of the Washington Wizards.
Taking place the day after UK Basketball’s annual Big Blue Madness, the game will help tip off the basketball season for Big Blue Nation and provide a unique opportunity to be a part of the excitement of NBA basketball.
“This game will be an exciting weekend of basketball for Kentucky fans. They can start off the weekend with Big Blue Madness on Friday and an NBA game on Saturday,” stated Maury Hanks, President of Global Sports Management.
“We are excited to partner with Global Sports Management to bring this unique event to Rupp Arena,” said Terry Johnson, Executive Director for the BSC. “It will bring thousands of fans to central Kentucky and be a terrific addition to our sports calendar.”
Tickets range in price from $10-$250 and go on sale to the public Friday at 8 a.m. They can be purchased at the Rupp Arena box office, www.ticketmaster.com or www.RuppArena.com.
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