Rip City, Ore. – Rip City returns tonight to Moda Center.
Coming off a playoff run to the Western Conference Finals in the 2018-19 season, the Portland Trail Blazers are set to tip off their 50th regular season, presented by Spirit Mountain Casino and your local Toyota Dealers. The Trail Blazers begin chasing their seventh straight trip to the NBA postseason with a matchup against the Northwest Division rival Denver Nuggets on October 23. The nationally televised debut on ESPN and local NBC Sports Northwest tips off at 7:00 p.m. The team then hits the road for a four-game road trip and returns to Moda Center November 2 to take on the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Trail Blazers 50th Anniversary season features both new engagements and returning attractions around Moda Center, including but not limited to the following:
NBC Sports Northwest will televise 73 of the 82 regular-season Trail Blazers games. The other games will be broadcast nationally on ABC, TNT and ESPN. More information on finding Portland’s televised games is available at trailblazers.com/watch. In addition, fans can purchase “Blazers Pass,” the NBC Sports Northwest direct-to-consumer streaming product which allows fans residing in the Trail Blazers viewing territory to purchase a package of 15 games to watch during the 2019-20 NBA season. Fans can visit nbcsports.com/blazerspass to learn more.
Anchoring Trail Blazers broadcasts on NBC Sports Northwest for the fourth season will be veteran Play-by-Play Voice Kevin Calabro, Analyst Lamar Hurd and Courtside Reporter Brooke Olzendam. Pre-game, halftime and postgame programming will feature Host Jordan Kent, who will be joined by former Trail Blazers Player Michael Holton during home games. Fans across Oregon and Southwest Washington can also catch the Trail Blazers on the 20 stations of the Deschutes Brewery Trail Blazers Radio Network and flagship station Rip City Radio AM-620. New radio Play-by-Play Broadcaster Travis Demers will be joined by new radio analyst Michael Holton for all 82 home and road games this season.
To purchase single-game tickets, please visit trailblazers.com/tickets. Select season ticket plans and multi-game packs are also available by calling 1-844-RIP-CITY. Fans are cautioned to only buy tickets directly from the Trail Blazers to guarantee game access and seat selections.
ABOUT THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS
Members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970 and purchased by the late Paul G. Allen in 1988. The team’s rich heritage includes 35 playoff appearances, three trips to the NBA Finals, an NBA championship in 1977 and a commitment to community service and sustainability. The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting underserved kids and their families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington where they live, learn and play. Portland is the first and only professional sports franchise to receive the prestigious National Points of Light Award for excellence in corporate and community service. The Trail Blazers home arena, Moda Center, is the first existing arena to earn LEED Platinum Certification in 2019 after receiving LEED Gold Recertification in 2015 and becoming the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold status in 2010. The team is also one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance. For more information, visit trailblazers.com.