Jazz to Play Preseason Game in Boise on October 11

Utah will face the Portland Trail Blazers at CenturyLink Arena during 2013 NBA Preseason

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BOISE, Idaho (March 14, 2013) – The Utah Jazz will play a 2013 preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers at CenturyLink Arena in downtown Boise, Idaho, on October 11, 2013, it was announced today. The game between the Northwest Division rivals will be hosted by the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede, with the Stampede’s current NBA affiliate, Portland, serving as the home team.

Located less than 350 miles from Salt Lake City, the city of Boise has long had a strong Jazz fan base and has many ties to the Jazz organization. The October 11 game will mark the sixth time the Jazz has played a preseason game in Boise (1984, 1987, 1999, 2001 and 2003) and eighth time in Idaho, having also played twice in Pocatello. The Jazz also held training camps on the campus of Boise State University from 2005-2009, and was the NBA affiliate of the Idaho Stampede during the 2006-07 and 2011-12 seasons.

CenturyLink Arena is expected to slightly adjust the court and seating arrangements to allow for a maximum capacity of 5,200. To purchase tickets, which will range from $15-$40, please call the Stampede front office at (208) 388-4667.

2013 will mark the sixth straight preseason that the Jazz and Trail Blazers have met, having played exhibition games in both Portland and Salt Lake City every preseason from 2008 to 2012.

The complete 2013 Jazz preseason schedule will be announced at a later date.