Utah Jazz Announces 2011 Preseason Schedule

SALT LAKE CITY (August 18, 2011) – The Utah Jazz announced today the team’s eight-game 2011 preseason schedule which, for the second straight year, will feature three home games at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Jazz will open the preseason at Portland on October 9 for the first of two meetings with the Trail Blazers. Jazz fans will get their first chance to see the team in Salt Lake City when the Jazz hosts Northwest Division rival Oklahoma City on Wednesday, October 12, and then the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, October 14.

Utah will then play three straight games in Southern California, facing the Los Angeles Lakers (10/16) and Clippers (10/17) on back-to-back nights at STAPLES Center before meeting the Lakers at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on October 19. This is the second straight preseason and fourth time in the last five years that the Lakers and Jazz will meet in Anaheim.

The Jazz then hosts Portland in the return match on October 21 before wrapping up the preseason with a game against the Golden State Warriors at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, N.D., home to the NBA Development League’s Dakota Wizards, on October 25. This is the first time the Jazz will ever play a game in North or South Dakota.

This year’s schedule marks the second straight year the Jazz will host three preseason games in Salt Lake City. The 2010 preseason was the first time this ever occurred, and was the first time since 2001 that the team played three preseason games in the state of Utah.

While Utah also played the Trail Blazers, Clippers and Lakers in the 2010 preseason, the Jazz will face Oklahoma City for the first time since 2004 when they were still the Seattle SuperSonics, and meet Golden State in the preseason for the first time since 1995.

2011-12 season ticket packages and mini-packages are currently available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased by calling (801) 355-DUNK or online at utahjazz.com. Preseason tickets go on sale September 12 while regular season single-game tickets go on sale October 3 and both can be purchased online at utahjazz.com or at the EnergySolutions Arena box office.

The following is the complete 2011 Utah Jazz Preseason Schedule:

2011-12 Preseason Schedule