WILMINGTON – AUGUST 27, 2018 – The Delaware Blue Coats today announced the team’s 2018-19 NBA G League regular-season schedule. The Blue Coats will host the home opener at The Center (3601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) against the Canton Charge on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. 76ers Fieldhouse Opening Night is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 4 against the Grand Rapids Drive at 7:00 p.m.
Founding Season Ticket Memberships start at just $199 and can be purchased now by contacting the Blue Coats at 302-504-7587 and BlueCoatsTickets@76ers.com. A full season schedule can be viewed and downloaded here.
The Blue Coats home opener at The Center will feature an exclusive giveaway item and more details will be announced at a later date. The Blue Coats’ second-half schedule includes 10 weekend home contests and 20 regular-season games overall at 76ers Fieldhouse. The team’s promotional schedule is slated to include the return of Nickelodeon Night and other fan favorites, in addition to new theme nights, including Professional Wrestling Night. The full promotions and entertainment schedule will be released this fall.
Three additional home games are scheduled at The Bob Carpenter Center (631 S. College Avenue, Newark). As part of the runway to the grand opening of 76ers Fieldhouse, these three home games (Nov. 28, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10) will feature community-focused themes and fundraisers to benefit local Delaware groups.
The Philadelphia 76ers along with The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) and the city of Wilmington broke ground this summer on 76ers Fieldhouse, a state-of-the-art, 161,000-square-foot, multi-purpose sports complex and youth training center in Wilmington. The 2,500-seat arena, will not only be home to the Delaware Blue Coats, but will also serve as a first-class destination for youth basketball, soccer, volleyball, and other sport competitions and athletic training sessions in Delaware each year.
The privately-funded facility will feature programming designed to benefit thousands of underserved youth annually by leveraging the powerful platform of sports. These programs will be centered around physical fitness, nutrition and wellness, in addition to basketball skills training and development.
Taking stage at 76ers Fieldhouse will be Philadelphia 76ers two-way guards Demetrius Jackson and Shake Milton. Jackson averaged 13.0 points, 3.4 and 4.6 assists per game in 10 contests with Delaware last season, while Milton was selected with the No. 54 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, after playing collegiately at Southern Methodist University. The duo will team up with the Blue Coats’ selections in the upcoming NBA G League Draft 2018 (Oct. 20), in which Delaware holds the following picks: No. 9 overall (via N. Arizona), No. 23 (via Reno), No. 57 and No. 90 (via N. Arizona).