The Heat released this press release today:
MIAMI,FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that tickets for its October 12th international exhibition pre-season game against European powerhouse CSKA Moscow will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 25 at 12:00 p.m. The contest, scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff, will be held at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Tickets start as low as $10 and can be purchased by logging onto Ticketmaster.com, visiting any Ticketmaster location, or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX. Tickets will NOT be available at the Verizon Wireless Ticket Office at the AmericanAirlines Arena for the August 25 on-sale date. Tickets can be purchased at the AmericanAirlines Arena Ticket Office starting August 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Purchasing priority will be given to fans on the HEAT Hopefuls Waiting List. Existing members of the Waiting List will be offered a pre-sale opportunity that will allow them to purchase tickets 48 hours before the general public. The HEAT Hopefuls pre-sale will begin Monday, August 23rd at 12:00 p.m., followed by a pre-sale for HEAT LiveWire subscribers and social media followers on Tuesday, August 24 at 12:00 p.m. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 25th beginning at noon. The best way to ensure that HEAT fans get a chance to buy seats to games this year is to join the HEAT Hopefuls Waiting List. To become a member of the HEAT Hopefuls Waiting List, fans can log onto HEAT.com.
"The CSKA Moscow international exhibition game on October 12th is not just the perfect opportunity for the general public to get a look at our new team, but it may very well be the only opportunity to get great lower bowl seats to see the new HEAT team play this season," said Eric Woolworth, President of The HEAT Group’s Business Operations. "Demand for HEAT tickets continues to soar as we get closer to the start of the 2010-11 season, so we encourage fans to take advantage of what’s sure to be an exciting game against this Euroleague power."
This season marks the first time the HEAT will host an international exhibition game at AmericanAirlines Arena, when they face CSKA Moscow, winners of two of the last five Euroleague Championships (2006, 2008). CSKA Moscow have also appeared in the last eight Euroleague Final Fours, making four Finals appearances during that span (2006-09). They are headlined by former Euroleague MVP, Ramūnas Šiškauskas. The team features a number of Americans and former NBA players, including Trajan Langdon, JR Holden, Jamont Gordon, Viktor Khryapa and Sasha Kaun, who was a teammate of HEAT guard Mario Chalmers on the 2008 National Champion Kansas Jayhawks.