INAUGURAL U.S. BANK STADIUM BASKETBALL CLASSIC TO BE VENUE’S FIRST BASKETBALL EVENT
Minneapolis – U.S. Bank Stadium is set to host the first basketball event in the stadium’s history on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1. The four-game classic starts on Friday night with the University of Wisconsin – River Falls versus the University of St. Thomas, and a match-up between the University of Minnesota and Oklahoma State University. On Saturday evening, North Dakota State takes on Drake University, followed by South Dakota State versus the University of Northern Iowa.
|University of Wisconsin – River Falls vs. University of St. Thomas||Friday, November 30 at 6 p.m.|
|Oklahoma State University vs. University of Minnesota||Friday, November 30 at 9 p.m.
*Live Broadcast: Big Ten Network|
|North Dakota State University vs. Drake University||Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. *Live Broadcast: Midco Sports Network|
|South Dakota State University vs. University of Northern Iowa||Saturday, December 1 at 8:30 p.m. *Live Broadcast: Midco Sports Network|
TICKETS: Single-day tickets start at $15; Two-Day tickets are available in select price levels. Pre-Game Tailgate Party in Delta Sky360° Club: $35*
*Tickets for the Tailgate Party must be purchased in addition to a ticket for the event. Available now at www.usbankstadium.com
U.S. Bank Basketball Classic
“We are excited to provide fans with an awesome opportunity to experience great basketball games at U.S. Bank Stadium in advance of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four®,” says Patrick Talty, SMG General Manager at U.S. Bank Stadium. “The U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic is an accessible way for college basketball fans to enjoy a game in this unique setting. Our participating schools deliver strong match-ups for attendees, and we look forward to working with each university to give their athletes, fans, alumni, and staff a world-class experience.”
"We couldn't be more excited to take part in the U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic," said University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball Head Coach Richard Pitino. "The opportunity to play in the first basketball event at a state-of-the-art venue against a tremendous opponent in Oklahoma State was too good to pass up. I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of Maroon and Gold among the purple seats."
Before the games begin on both days, fans can enjoy a Tailgate Party in the Delta Sky360° Club featuring food and beverage specials, including local craft beer and specialty cocktails, and a tour of the Vikings Locker Room. During the event on Saturday, live coverage of football games will be streamed in the Delta Sky360° Club. Tickets for the Tailgate Party are $35 each and must be purchased in addition to tickets for the games.
Since opening in July 2016, U.S. Bank Stadium has welcomed over three million visitors, quickly becoming one of the premier stadiums in the world. As a precursor to the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four®, this four-game classic will be the first basketball event in U.S. Bank Stadium’s history.
*NCAA and NCAA Championships are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Media Credentials: Requests for credentials are now being accepted through Monday, Nov. 26 at noon. https://www.usbankstadium.com/...
About U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium, owned by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, is a multi-purpose stadium and home to the Minnesota Vikings. The 66,655 seat stadium is located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This state-of-the-art facility hosts prominent national and international programming including the Minnesota Vikings, concerts, family shows, college and high school sporting events, conventions, trade/consumer shows, and corporate or private meetings and other community events. U.S. Bank Stadium opened on July 22, 2016 and has been chosen as the site of the Summer X Games (2017 - 2020), Super Bowl LII (2018) and the NCAA Men’s Final Four (2019).
U.S. Bank Stadium is an SMG managed facility. M Hospitality is the official food and beverage provider for U.S. Bank Stadium.
For More Information: www.usbankstadium.com or by phone at 612-777-8700
SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.