The sport of basketball has held a firm place among America's most beloved pastimes ever since it spun off from the popular breakfast spread NBA Jam. Spread your friends across a row of seats with today’s Groupon, which gets you a pair of tickets to the Portland Trail Blazers’ preseason matchup with the Utah Jazz on Monday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Coliseum. Choose between the following Groupons:
- For $30, you get two lower-bowl tickets (a $60 value).
- For $20, you get two upper-bowl tickets (a $40 value).
For this game, the Trail Blazers return to Memorial Coliseum—their home from 1970 to 1995—as part of their annual commemoration of the historic, architecturally renowned arena. Catch team captains Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge in the Trail Blazers’ “Rip City” uniforms as they battle the Utah Jazz, featuring guard Deron Williams and a villainous Karl Malone cyber-droid. This year’s team looks to build on the 50-32 record of last year’s squad, as it adds promising rookies Elliot Williams, Armon Johnson, and Luke Babbitt to an already solid core. With this deal, you’ll get two seats in the lower or upper bowl and the opportunity to watch this young, energetic team meld under the direction of head coach and all-around nice guy Nate McMillian.
Celebrating its 50th year, the Memorial Coliseum has served as Portland’s beloved venue for sports, concerts, and indoor Crimean War reenactments. Visit “The Glass Palace” and soak in the history of an arena that has hosted five Portland sports teams, three NBA finals, two Beatles concerts, and an Arvydas Sabonis in a pear tree.
All service charges included. Must redeem online for printable tickets.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers made their NBA debut as an expansion team in the 1970–71 season. In 1977, they won their first and only league championship, though they made subsequent Finals appearances in 1990 and 1992 during a stretch from 1983–2003 in which they dazzled foes in the playoffs every season. The success of their ’77 championship run sparked a streak of 810 consecutive sold-out home games between 1977 and 1995. This led them to move into the newly constructed Rose Garden Arena in 1995, where to this day, up to 19,980 fans cheer in appreciation of every Blazers basket and every dazzling referee hand signal.