Vancouver, B.C. – Canucks Sports & Entertainment and General Motors Place announced today that Vancouver will host an NBA Pre-Season game between the Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, October 22nd.
The Phoenix Suns pre-season home game at General Motors Place will feature Victoria, BC, native Steve Nash along with a roster that includes Grant Hill and Amare Stoudemire. The Portland Trail Blazers roster features All-Star guard and 2007 NBA Rookie-of-the-Year, Brandon Roy along with former first overall pick, centre Greg Oden. General Motors Place last played host to a sold-out pre-season game between the Suns and Seattle Sonics back in October of 2007.
Tickets for the game range from $17 to $91 for bowl seats and a limited number of floor seats will be available, please inquire for availability and prices. Fans can purchase tickets beginning, Saturday, August 8th at 10:00 am and they are available through Ticketmaster.ca, Charge-by-Phone 604.280.4400 and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centres.
Canucks Sports & Entertainment will make a donation to the Steve Nash Foundation with partial proceeds from the event going to the local BC community. Since 2005, the Steve Nash Foundation's, BC grants initiative has funded capital projects for child-focused non-profits delivering health and education services to British Columbia's youth. To date, grants have fostered increased access to resources for children in cities all over the Province, from the Sunshine Coast to Steve's hometown in Victoria to East Vancouver to further east in Salmon Arm and north to Smithers. Fans will also have the opportunity to make their own assist to the Foundation through additional donations via Ticketmaster at the time of ticket purchase.