Nevada to host "Throwback" Game at Virginia Street Gym

Nevada to host "Throwback" Game at Virginia Street Gym

The Nevada men’s basketball team will be hosting one of their two exhibition games as a “Throwback” game in the historic Virginia Street Gym on November 3rd, with tip off at 7 p.m., they will face Dominican University. Virginia Street Gym, formerly known as the “Old Gym”, was an all-sport venue since its opening in 1945 and has been home to the women’s volleyball team since 1994.The recently renovated gym provides a close-up and intimate athletics experience.

Seats are limited, with 200 free tickets reserved for students and the remaining 1,200 tickets available for purchase at $20 each. Members of the Starting 5, the men’s basketball support group at Nevada, will have first option to purchase tickets. For more information on joining the Starting 5, the financial support group of the men’s basketball program, please call (775) 682-6902.

"We're very excited to be able to have the opportunity to host a throwback night at Virginia Street Gym for our exhibition game against Dominican," head coach Eric Musselman said. "The atmosphere will be festive as we plan on turning back the clock with our uniforms and attire. It's a great opportunity to celebrate the past teams while recognizing the present Wolf Pack in an extremely unique game environment. With only two exhibitions games we wanted to provide our players the opportunity to play in two separate venues."

Starting 5 members are limited to four seats per account and can purchase now by calling their account representative at (775) 348-PACK. Tickets will also be available, while supplies last, at the Starting 5 preseason dinner on Oct. 4.

If available, tickets will go on sale to the general public on Oct. 12.

All seating is general admission and fans are asked to arrive early with doors opening at 6 p.m.  More information on parking and other procedures for the game will be available in the coming weeks.

The game will feature Nevada wearing special retro uniforms for the event. No audio or video broadcasts for the game are scheduled.

Nevada is coming off of a 28-win season highlighted by a Mountain West Regular season and tournament title as well as an NCAA Tournament appearance for the first time in ten years.

Most recently, the Wolf Pack took a foreign tour to Costa Rica this summer where they were undefeated as they played the Costa Rica national team and the University of British Columbia.

The Pack will host Stanislaus State in an exhibition contest at Lawlor Events Center on Sunday, Oct. 29.  Season-ticketholders will have their normal seats for this game, with all other seats available for $5.


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