EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon’s Athletics Department will host open houses for the new Matthew Knight Arena at locations throughout the state during the month of November.

The open houses will feature a hands on tour of the arena display center, where potential seat-holders can view the interactive displays, video fly-throughs and dimensional floor plans, sit in the arena seats and view a presentation with videos and illustrations of the arena seating bowl.

Oregon athletic staff and arena architects will also provide updates on the construction progress.

Each Monday at 4 p.m. through the end of January, the Athletics Department will host “Matthew Knight Arena Mondays” at the Len Casanova Center in Eugene.

Additional open houses include Nov. 3, 17 and Dec. 10 in Portland (White Stag Building, 9 a.m.), Nov. 12 in Bend (Pappy’s Pizza, noon), Nov. 12 in Redmond (location TBA, 5 p.m.), Nov. 16 in Prineville (175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive, 5 p.m.), Nov. 17 in Medford (Rogue Valley Country Club, noon) and Nov. 18 in Madras (Geno’s Italian Grill, 6 p.m.).

Matthew Knight Arena, future home of Oregon men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and team stunts and gymnastics, is scheduled to open in January of 2011.

For further information about Matthew Knight Arena, please call the Duck Athletic Fund at 541-346-5433.  Individual or group meetings and tours are also available upon request.

Matthew Knight Arena Open Houses will be taking place in the following locations:

Eugene (Len Casanova Center Pittman Room, 2727 Leo Harris Parkway)
Every Monday at 4 p.m.
Please RSVP to 541/346-5433 or jcohen@uoregon.edu.

Portland (White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch Ave., Suite 201, Portland)
Tuesday, November 3, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, November 17, 4 p.m.
Thursday, December 10, 4 p.m.
Please RSVP to Brian Chambers at 503-412-3684 or at bdc@uoregon.edu

Central Oregon (Pappy’s Pizza, 20265 Meyer Road, Bend)
Thursday, November 12, Noon
RSVP to Justin Fisher at 541-318-9983 or jjfisher@uoregon.edu

Redmond (location TBA)
Tuesday, November 12, 5 p.m.
RSVP to Justin Fisher at 541-318-9983 or jjfisher@uoregon.edu

Prineville (175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive, Prineville)
Monday, November 16, 5 p.m.
RSVP to Justin Fisher at 541-318-9983 or jjfisher@uoregon.edu

Medford (Rogue Valley Country Club, 2660 Hillcrest Rd., Medford)
Tuesday, November 17, Noon
RSVP to Joe Ancell at 541-772-3540 or jancell@uoregon.edu

Madras-Jefferson Country (Geno’s Italian Grill, 212 SW 4th Street, Madras)
Wednesday, November 18, 6 p.m.
RSVP to Justin Fisher at 541-318-9983 or jjfisher@uoregon.edu

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