For Immediate Release

Game Will Be First NBA Game Played on The Strip in Las Vegas

The Los Angeles Clippers today announced the team will tip off its 2012 preseason schedule with a matchup against the Denver Nuggets at the Mandalay Bay Events Center inside the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Saturday, Oct. 6. The game, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., will mark the first time an NBA pre-season or regular season game has been played on The Strip.

"We couldn't be more excited about our evolving partnership with Mandalay Bay," said Clippers' President Andy Roeser. "We can't wait to get back on the court next season and build on the success of our 2012 playoff run. This preseason game in Las Vegas will be the first step in what we hope will be a very special season."

Chuck Bowling, president and COO of Mandalay Bay, said, "Having the opportunity to host an NBA game at the Events Center has been at the top of our list for a long time. This is an event our resort guests and NBA fans everywhere will enjoy as we watch two of the more exciting teams in the league."

Tickets priced at $150, $100, $75, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. and will be sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or Additionally, there will be a pre-sale for Clippers season ticket holders that runs Tuesday, June 26 through Friday, June 29. Non-season ticket holders can gain exclusive access to the pre-sale by signing up here.

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The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events. With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends. World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins. The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year, the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, Tiger Jam hosted by Tiger Woods as well as the annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards on UNIVISION.