Wizards Announce 2009 Preseason Schedule

The Washington Wizards announced their eight-game 2009 preseason schedule today, highlighted by the team’s first-ever preseason game at the Siegel Center in Richmond, VA, on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Washington will host Rudy Gay, OJ Mayo and the Memphis Grizzlies in Richmond on Oct. 6 at 7:00 p.m. before returning to DC to play Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 9 at 7:00 p.m. in their lone preseason game at Verizon Center.

“We’re eager to get the 2009-10 season underway and for our fans to have the chance to get their first look at this new era of Wizards basketball during our preseason games in Richmond and Verizon Center,” said Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld. “We’ve enjoyed the first-class facilities and hospitality at the Siegel Center during our last five training camps, so we’re very excited to officially begin the preseason there this year.”

In addition, Washington will travel to play Toronto (Oct. 11), Detroit (in Grand Rapids, MI, on Oct. 13), Cleveland (Oct. 14), Atlanta (Oct. 19), Philadelphia (Oct. 20) and Chicago (Oct. 23) in preseason action. The Wizards’ 2009-10 regular season begins on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Dallas, while the regular season home slate commences on Saturday Oct. 31 vs. New Jersey at 7:00 p.m.

Fans looking to see the Wizards in action at Verizon Center can purchase a variety of ticket plans for the 2009-10 season. For more information, fans can call the Wizards sales office at 202-661-5050 or visit WashingtonWizards.com. Individual game tickets will go on sale at a later date and will be made available through all Ticketmaster outlets, at the Verizon Center Box Office and online at WashingtonWizards.com.

Memphis Grizzlies
Siegel Center (Richmond, VA)
7:00 PM
Dallas Mavericks
Verizon Center
7:00 PM
@ Toronto Raptors
Air Canada Centre
3:00 PM
@ Detroit Pistons
Van Andel Arena (Grand Rapids, MI)
7:00 PM
@ Cleveland Cavaliers
Quicken Loans Arena
7:00 PM
@ Atlanta Hawks
Phillips Arena
7:00 PM
@ Philadelphia 76ers
Wachovia Center
7:00 PM
@ Chicago Bulls
United Center
8:00 PM