Jazz announce 2008-09 schedule

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SALT LAKE CITY (August 6, 2008) - The Utah Jazz announced today the team's preseason and regular season schedule for the 2008-09 season. The Jazz open the regular season against Northwest Division rival Denver at home on Wednesday, October 29. Utah's first road game is five days later on November 3 when the team faces the L.A. Clippers at Staples Center.

The Jazz will play all Eastern Conference teams twice each and Western Conference teams four times each, with the exception of four Western Conference teams they will face just three times. The four teams include: L.A. Clippers and New Orleans (two home, one road), and L.A. Lakers and San Antonio (one home, two road).

Utah is scheduled to appear on national television 11 times during the 2008-09 campaign, including six TNT broadcasts (12/11 vs. Portland, 2/5 vs. Dallas, 2/19 vs. Boston, 3/24 vs. Houston, 4/2 at Denver and 4/14 at L.A. Lakers) and five ESPN broadcasts (11/12 at Washington, 12/5 vs. Toronto, 3/6 vs. Denver, 3/25 at Phoenix and 4/8 at Dallas).

Prior to the regular season the Jazz will have seven preseason contests (two home, five road) beginning in Anaheim against the L.A. Lakers on October 7. The Jazz also travel to Illinois for two games against the Bulls which take place in Champaign and Chicago. The first preseason home game is on October 9 against the Phoenix Suns and the Jazz close the preseason at home against Portland on October 23.

A limited number of 2008-09 season ticket packages are currently available for purchase. Mini-packages will be available for purchase beginning on Wednesday August 13. Tickets can be purchased by calling (801) 355-DUNK or online at utahjazz.com. Single game tickets go on sale Monday, September 29. Single game tickets can be purchased at EnergySolutions Arena, by calling (801) 325-SEAT, Ticketmaster outlets or online at utahjazz.com.

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