EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced it will hold a series of open house gatherings at Matthew Knight Arena scheduled for April 6, 10 and 17 with the events running from approximately 5-7 p.m. It is the first time the public can enter the new arena, which is being built on the east side of UO’s campus at the corner of Franklin Boulevard and Villard Street.

Access will only be permitted through the ramp off of Villard Street. Due to safety concerns, no one will receive access to the main or upper concourses. Admittance to the arena floor requires the wearing of appropriate footwear (no open-toe shoes, boots preferred). Also, no shorts or dresses will be allowed.

Open house participants will have the opportunity to take a short tour of the facility. All who participate must sign a waiver before entering the construction zone. Athletic department staff will be on site to answer questions pertaining to the new arena.

Coaches and student-athletes from basketball, volleyball and stunts & gymnastics are expected to be on hand.


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Ticket information for Matthew Knight Arena
Oregon Athletics is now accepting $100 per account season ticket deposits for men's basketball, women's basketball, and volleyball in the new Matthew Knight Arena scheduled to open in Winter 2011. This non-refundable deposit will ensure your spot in the seat selection process this summer. CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT ONLINE

The deadline to make a deposit is FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010.