Fans will have their first opportunity to purchase tickets to PK80 – Phil Knight Invitational on Monday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. PST. All Session and Moda Only Ticket Packages will be available exclusively at pkinvitational.com/tickets.
PK80 is a 16-team, men’s college basketball event in 2017 honoring Nike co-founder and 2012 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Phil Knight in advance of his 80th birthday. Games will be played Thursday, Nov. 23, Friday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Rose Quarter’s Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Two eight-team brackets, to be announced at a later date, will run simultaneously in the two buildings with the crowning of two champions. Each team will play three games regardless of outcome, and at least one game in each building. Four games will be played per day in each building, totaling 12 contests in each venue and 24 total tournament games in Portland.
An All Session Ticket Package includes a ticket to every game at the Moda Center and Veterans Memorial Coliseum during the tournament, including the Championship games for both brackets. With games occurring simultaneously in each building and no re-entry during sessions, this is the perfect option to share with a friend, family member or co-worker.
The Moda Only Ticket Package guarantees a ticket in the same seat for every game at the Moda Center during the tournament. This package offers an opportunity to see every team in the tournament, including the Championship games for both brackets.
One of the largest regular season tournaments in college basketball history, PK80 sports a field featuring some of the top schools in the nation. The tournament field boasts 23 National Championships, including nine of the past 13 National Title winners, and more than 85 Final Four appearances. Participating schools include Arkansas, Butler, Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, Stanford and Texas.
Fans can also sign up for future additional ticket options by accessing pkinvitational.com/tickets. All games from Portland will be televised on ESPN networks. PK80 was created on behalf of the schools and is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, in conjunction with the Rose Quarter.