Trail Blazers Fan Fest Set for Sunday, October 6 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Portland tips-off 50th Anniversary Season with annual fan favorite event, presented by Toyota and Spirit Mountain Casino

PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 11, 2019) –The fan favorite preseason showcase is back with a new location to help tip-off the Trail Blazers 50th Anniversary Season. The 15th annual Trail Blazers Fan Fest, presented by Toyota and Spirit Mountain Casino, is set for Sunday, October 6 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, offering the public a first look at the new 2019-20 Trail Blazers roster as they host an intra-squad scrimmage on the special 50th Anniversary Season basketball court.

The free event features first-come, first-served general admission seating, with doors opening at 4 p.m. Fans are encouraged to obtain tickets early due to the smaller capacity of Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Front-row seating in select courtside areas will be reserved for kids from community-based organizations, and fans can download their free digital tickets online at trailblazers.com/fanfest.

Trail Blazers Fan Fest is the annual chance for fans to get an up-close look at the 2019-20 roster with four quarters of competitive, intra-squad NBA action. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum return to the court following the team’s magical run to the Western Conference Finals, and fans will get their first chance to see Kent Bazemore, Hassan Whiteside, Mario Hezonja, Anthony Tolliver and Pau Gasol in a Trail Blazers uniform. Players and fans will interact with the Trail Blazers television and radio broadcast teams, including Kevin Calabro, Lamar Hurd, Brooke Olzendam, Jordan Kent, Travis Demers and Michael Holton as they interview players and coaches throughout the event.

Fans will also see performances by this year’s BlazerDancersRip City Crew and Stunt Team, as well as Blaze the Trail Cat.  Beginning in the second half of the scrimmage, fans are encouraged to use their mobile devices to choose a MVP from the Trail Blazers Fan Fest scrimmage. Voting for the MVP will be found at the trailblazers.com/fanfest website and in the Trail Blazers Mobile App.   

Fans are welcome to come early to enjoy games, prizes and entertainment outside in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum Commons before the event. Fans are also encouraged to take public transportation, as parking on-site will be $13 due to another event on the Rose Quarter Campus.

For Trail Blazers tickets, call 844-RIP-CITY or visit trailblazers.com.

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