EL SEGUNDO – The two-time defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers have announced the preseason schedule for the 2011-12 season, along with ticket purchase information. The eight-game preseason slate includes games against the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers.
The back-to-back champions will kick off the 2011 preseason on October 9 when they take on the Warriors at the Save Mart Center in Fresno. The Lakers will then return to Southern California where they will play back-to-back sets of games against the Hawks and Jazz before heading to Las Vegas, Nevada to face the Kings on October 21 at the Thomas and Mack Center.
The Lakers will conclude the 2011 preseason with games against the Clippers on October 25 in San Diego and October 27 in Bakersfield, CA.
Below is the complete 2011 Los Angeles Lakers preseason schedule:
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
Oct. 9 Golden State Fresno (Save Mart Center) 7:00 pm
Oct. 12 Atlanta Ontario (Citizens Bank Arena) 7:00 pm
Oct. 15 Atlanta STAPLES Center 7:00 pm
Oct. 16 Utah STAPLES Center 7:00 pm
Oct. 19 Utah Anaheim (Honda Center) 7:00 pm
Oct. 21 Sacramento Las Vegas, NV (Thomas and Mack Center) 7:00 pm
Oct. 25 Clippers San Diego, CA (Valley View Casino Center) 7:00 pm
Oct. 27 Clippers Bakersfield, CA (Rabobank Arena) 7:00 pm
Individual game tickets for the Lakers preseason games in Fresno, Ontario, Anaheim, Las Vegas, San Diego and Bakersfield will go on sale at 10:00am on Monday, May 9. Tickets will be sold at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-4-NBA-TIX. Tickets for the game in Fresno can also be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets (Save Mart Supermarkets) or at the Save Mart Center box office Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm. Tickets for the game in Las Vegas can also be purchased at unlvtickets.com or by phone at 702-739-FANS or 1-866-388-3267. Group seats for the game in Anaheim are available for purchase by calling 714-704-2420 or visiting www.hondacenter.com.
Group seats for the game in San Diego are available by calling 619-224-4171 ext. 311 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Group seats for the game in Bakersfield can be purchased by calling 1-661-852-7309.