To honor the team’s 50th Anniversary, the Portland Trail Blazers just announced a series of theme nights to celebrate five decades in the NBA.
We have full details about the planned schedule now.
Worth noting — To tip off the 2019-20 NBA season, the Blazers will play a retro-styled preseason game hosted at Veterans Memorial Coliseum – home of the Trail Blazers from 1970-1995 and where fans witnessed the team’s historic 1977 NBA championship.
They boys will play against the Denver Nuggets that night, October 8th.
In addition to the throwback game elements, the team will wear their new Classic Edition uniforms and play on the new 50th Anniversary court for the first time – both of which will be key features throughout the rest of the season.
This puts me in a mood to share some throwback Blazers greatness. I found a 1990 classic comeback win over the Sonics 🙂
Relive that here;
Along with celebrating the 50th Anniversary at the preseason opener, there will be five decade themed nights scattered throughout the season to relive moments from Trail Blazers history and to honor each decade of Trail Blazers basketball.
Every decade night will feature alumni from their respective eras, a free decade themed poster giveaway to all fans in attendance and special retail items and activations specific to the decade will be available before and during each game.
The team will also wear the special Classic Edition uniforms at each of these home games. The schedule for each decade night is below:
* ’70s night: Saturday, November 2 vs. Philadelphia
* ’80s night: Friday, December 20 vs. Orlando
* ’90s night: Sunday, January 26 vs. Indiana
* ’00s night: Sunday, February 23 vs. Detroit
* ’10s night: Tuesday, March 10 vs. Phoenix
To make sure fans don’t miss any of the throwback fun, a Decade Nights Ticket Pack is available through trailblazers.com/decades.
The pack includes tickets to each decade night game and the preseason opener at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. To ensure the best seats and pricing, fans are encouraged to purchase tickets early.