BUCKS ANNOUNCE 2010-11 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
Home Opener Saturday, October 30 vs. Charlotte at 7:30 p.m.
Bucks Flexible Ticket Plan - The Click `N Pick Goes On Sale: Buy 10 Or More Games Get One FREE
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The Milwaukee Bucks open the home portion of their 43rd NBA season on Saturday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. against the Charlotte Bobcats, the team announced today in conjunction with the release of the 2010-11 NBA regular season schedule. The home opener is the first of 23 weekend home games on the schedule for 2010-11. The Bucks start the season with two games on the road at New Orleans on Wednesday, October 27 and Friday, October 29 at Minnesota.
The release of the 2010-11 schedule marks the on-sale start of the Bucks Click `N Pick ticket packages. The Click `N Pick offers fans the opportunity to purchase tickets to 10 or more games and receive one free game. Click `N Pick purchasers receive a discount from individual game pricing, best available seating in their selected price category, playoff privileges and ticket exchange options. Click `N Pick packages can be purchased at www.Bucks.com, in person at the Bucks Bradley Center box office or by phone at 414-227-0500.
Click `N Pick purchasers can select any 10 games or more to obtain their plans. Selections are from six marquee games, including the Miami Heat (Dec. 6 and Jan. 7), Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics, and the balance of the schedule. Pricing for the marquee games is higher than the balance of the schedule, and marquee games are not eligible for inclusion as a Free Game in Click `N Pick packages. Click `N Pick purchasers will pay less for marquee games than the individual game ticket prices. Full season and half-season purchasers pay lower prices for their tickets than Click `N Pick purchasers.
The new-look Miami Heat make two stops in Milwaukee, while the Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics make their lone visit of the season on Sunday, March 6. Central Division rivals from Detroit (Feb. 5, Mar. 1), Chicago (Feb. 26, Mar. 26) and Cleveland (Mar. 9, Apr.9) won't make their first Bradley Center appearances until February 2011. Fans will get an early look at the Western Conference as five of the Bucks first seven home opponents are from the West including the defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Portland (Nov. 2), New Orleans (Nov. 6), Golden State (Nov. 13) and Oklahoma City (Nov. 20) all make their lone Bradley Center appearances in November. After March 1, the Bucks will only have three games against teams from the Western Conference: March 4 vs. Phoenix, March 23 vs. Sacramento and the regular season finale at Oklahoma City on April 13.
Milwaukee will host four four-game home stands on the season. The first is a four-game set from December 4-10 featuring Orlando, Miami, Indiana and Houston. In February, the Bucks host Indiana (Feb. 12), the Los Angeles Clippers (Feb. 14), Denver Nuggets (Feb. 16) and Minnesota Timberwolves (Feb. 22). Milwaukee closes February with the start of a four-game home stand against Chicago (Feb. 26) and continues with Detroit (Mar. 1), Phoenix (Mar. 4) and Boston (Mar. 6). The final extended home stand covers March 16-23 when Orlando, New Jersey, New York and Sacramento all visit the Bradley Center.
The 2010-11 schedule features four road trips of three games, with the first coming December 20-23 with Milwaukee traveling to Portland, L.A. Lakers and Sacramento. Other extended road trips include a three-game swing to play the L.A. Clippers (Jan. 31), Phoenix (Feb. 2) and Golden State (Feb. 3), and a late-season trip to face Charlotte (Mar. 28), Toronto (Mar. 30) and Indiana (Apr.1).
The Bucks are slated for four nationally televised games on ESPN, beginning with the November 3rd game at Boston, followed by February 16 vs. Denver, March 6 vs. Boston, and the April 6 contest at Miami. Milwaukee will also have four games carried by NBATV. The Fox Sports Wisconsin broadcast schedule will be released in the near future.
Bucks full season ticket plans for the 2010-11 season include specially reduced sidecourt lower-level locations and Buy One-Get One Free lower-level locations. Purchases of full- or half-season plans offer a number of benefits, including up to a $400 value concession card for free food and beverage, interest-free payment plans and exchange provisions. Complete season ticket information is available at Bucks.com or by calling (414) 227-0500. Bucks season ticket sales are pacing ahead of last season with close to a 90 percent renewal rate. A complete 3-D seating chart that features a display of all season ticket locations is also available at www.Bucks.com.
SCHEDULING NOTES: The Bucks will play each team in the Eastern Conference four times with the exception of Boston (1 home, 2 road), Charlotte (2 home, 1 road), New Jersey (2 home, 1 road) and Washington (1 home, 2 road) ... They will play each Western Conference team twice ... The Bucks have 23 back-to-back sets (12 road/home, 7 home/road, 4 road/road) the most since 24 back-to-back sets in 1994-95 (had 23 in 2002-03) ... The Bucks will open their season on the road for the 26th consecutive season (14-11 during that span) ... For the first time since 1973, the Bucks will play on New Year's Day (vs. Dallas) ... SCHEDULE BY MONTH (HOME/ROAD): October (1/2), November (7/7), December (6/7), January (7/10), February (7/5), March (10/5) and April (3/5) ... SCHEDULE BY DAY OF THE WEEK (HOME/ROAD): Sunday (2/1), Monday (4/7), Tuesday (6/6), Wednesday (8/13), Thursday (0/2), Friday (4/11) and Saturday (17/1).