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NBA G League Preseason

Nov 1, 2019

The BMO Harris Bank Center announced today that basketball is back on Friday, November 1 for one night only in Rockford, IL with a pre-season double header featuring four NBA G League teams playing on the newly refinished basketball court featuring Fred VanVleet’s logo. VanVleet is a Rockford native and former player in the NBA G League who now starts for the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors.

The event begins with a 5PM tip-off with the Windy City Bulls, NBA G League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, and facing Iowa Wolves, NBA G League affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves. At 7PM, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, NBA G League affiliate of the Miami Heat, face the Wisconsin Herd, NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The special event is being hosted by the BMO Harris Bank Center, in partnership with the Windy City Bulls, who will be starting its fourth season on November 9 as members of the NBA G League, the official development league of the National Basketball Association. The Windy City Bulls play their home games at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates and in its first three years, have seen several players make the jump to the NBA level, including Brooklyn star Spencer Dinwiddie, the Golden State Warriors’ Alfonzo McKinnie, and Ryan Arcidiacono with Chicago. More information about the Windy City organization may be found at its official website www.WindyCityBulls.com or on social platforms @WindyCityBulls.

The NBA G League consists of 28 teams all affiliated with NBA organizations and is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing coaches, players, officials and staff for success at the NBA level, while also serving as the league’s research and development laboratory.

Tickets start at only $10* and will be available for purchase at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com, or over the phone at 815-968-5222 starting on Friday (tomorrow), September 27 at 10AM. All tickets purchased for the November 1 preseason game will also be good for a voucher to attend a Rockford IceHogs game to see the AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, as well as the opportunity to attend a Windy City Bulls regular season game at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates.  

*Additional fees may apply *Vouchers are only redeemable on specific game dates

For more information, images, interview or ticket requests, please contact jcarlsen@asmrockford.com.

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