Sept. 2, 1999
Corvallis, Ore. - NBA basketball returns to Oregon State University's Gill Coliseum Tues., Oct. 12 when the Seattle Sonics play the Portland Trail Blazers, it was announced Thursday. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.
Tickets for the preseason opener for both clubs will go on sale Sat., Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. at all TicketMaster locations, or via telephone at (503) 224-4400. The nearest TicketMaster location in the Corvallis area is located at G.I. Joe's in Albany. Tickets may be purchased ONLY through TicketMaster, and not the OSU Ticket Office.
Two former Oregon State University standouts will be making a return appearance to Gill Coliseum. Former All-American and Sports Illustrated Player of the Year Gary Payton, and former standout guard and NBA Slam Dunk champion Brent Barry will return for the Sonics. The Blazers feature former Pac-10 Conference all-stars Detlef Schrempf and Damon Stoudamire.
Ticket prices are $24 for floor and lower balcony seating, and $14 for upper balcony locations. This game is NOT included in the OSU basketball season ticket packages.