NBA G League Ignite Will Host Eight Games at Michelob ULTRA Arena this Season

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (October 29, 2021) – After a successful first season that culminated with two top 10 NBA Draft picks, NBA G League Ignite is set to dazzle fans in the Entertainment Capital of the World in the team’s second season. Featuring emerging young basketball stars from around the world, Ignite will host eight home games against NBA G League opponents at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas this season.

Tickets for Ignite’s home games can be purchased through axs.com.

“Playing in Las Vegas will be a great experience for our team,” said Ignite head coach Jason Hart. “Being in a basketball town with passionate fans can be a great mix, and we’re looking forward to some Vegas support. Las Vegas, here we come!”

The team’s Sin City slate marks a homecoming for a number of players on Ignite’s roster, including Jaden Hardy, the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year out of Coronado High School, and brother Amauri Hardy, a three-year standout for UNLV. Ignite will continue to train at the Ultimate Fieldhouse and COPA STC in Walnut Creek, traveling to Las Vegas for its home games.

A full home schedule and game times are listed below. All times are subject to change, and broadcast information will be released at a later date.

Date                                    Opponent                                     Time (PDT)

Wednesday, Nov. 10             Agua Caliente Clippers                  7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 11                Agua Caliente Clippers                  5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 3                       Oklahoma City Blue                      7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 5                     Oklahoma City Blue                      5 p.m. 

Monday, Dec. 13                  Salt Lake City Stars                       7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 15             Salt Lake City Stars                       7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 7                        Mexico City Capitanes                  7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 9                      Mexico City Capitanes                  5 p.m.


Ignite makes its season debut on Friday, Nov. 5 in El Segundo, Calif. against the South Bay Lakers before heading to Las Vegas for its inaugural homestand against Agua Caliente on Nov. 10 and 11. Ignite’s first six games in Las Vegas will count toward the NBA G League Showcase Cup standings leading into the G League Winter Showcase. January games against the Mexico City Capitanes will not count in the league standings.

About NBA G League Ignite
NBA G League Ignite is a first-of-its-kind team dedicated to developing top young prospects in preparation for the NBA Draft.  Based in Walnut Creek, Calif., the roster includes elite players who are eligible for the NBA Draft as well as NBA and NBA G League veterans who serve as mentors to the team’s young talent.  The program focuses on high-level competition and accelerated on-court development for players who are beginning their professional careers.  Additionally, the team provides life skills training that includes financial literacy education, community service involvement and scholarship opportunities.  While Ignite is not a traditional NBA G League team, competition includes games against NBA G League opponents and exhibitions against international teams.

 

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