Tickets To Phil Knight Legacy And Phil Knight Invitational Go On Sale Friday
UPDATE: Tickets to both tournaments go on-sale Friday, July 29th.
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland will be the center of the college basketball universe this Thanksgiving.
Rip City Management has announced two tournaments to be played in three Portland venues between November 24th and November 27th.
Moda Center, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and Chiles Center will be home to the Phil Knight Legacy and Phil Knight Invitation.
16 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams will play 32 games.
Teams include college basketball blue bloods such as Duke, North Carolina, Gonzaga, and Michigan State. Also local teams Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, and Portland State will play.
Every game will be televised on ESPN.
“We’re proud to be hosting the Phil Knight Legacy in conjunction with ESPN Events’ PKI,” said Chris Oxley, Senior Vice President, Rose Quarter. “Having the best college basketball teams in the world gather in Portland to celebrate Phil Knight’s continued legacy is a great opportunity for our city.”
Here’s more on the tournaments:
Phil Knight Legacy, hosted by Rip City Management, will include women’s teams Duke, Iowa, Oregon State and UConn, while the men’s field includes Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Oregon State, Portland State, Purdue, West Virginia and Xavier.
PKI, hosted by ESPN Events, will feature women’s teams Iowa State, Michigan State, North Carolina and Oregon, with the men’s teams including Alabama, Iowa State, Michigan State, North Carolina, Oregon, Portland, UConn and Villanova.
The men’s teams in both the Phil Knight Legacy and PKI will play one game per day in the bracket-style format on November 24, 25 and 27.
The women’s teams will play one game per day in the bracket-style format, PKI women’s teams will play on November 24 and 27 and the Phil Knight Legacy women’s teams will play on November 25 and 27.
Brackets and the complete schedule of games will be announced this summer. Ticket information will be available soon. Fans can sign up for pre-sale access at rosequarter.com/hoops.