Las Vegas, NV (August 9, 2023) – To thank the Las Vegas community for the resounding success of SlamBall’s return season this summer, the league is offering $15 general admission tickets for each of the two action-packed playoff sessions at Cox Pavilion on Tuesday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m. PT (ESPN2) and Thursday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. PT (ESPN). Playoff tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, August 10 at unlvtickets.com.
The playoff festivities begin on August 15 with the quarterfinals showcasing matchups between the No. 3 and No. 6 seeds, and the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds. Following those games, fans will be treated to an electrifying slam dunk contest that promises jaw-dropping aerial displays, featuring eight players in a single-elimination, bracket-style competition.
On August 17, the semifinals will feature the victors from the quarterfinal contests battling the league’s top two seeds. The championship game will follow, where the victorious team will hoist the coveted Gordon/Tollin Trophy, named in honor of SlamBall’s co-founders Mason Gordon and Mike Tollin.
“We are thrilled to offer this exclusive pricing as a token of our appreciation for the remarkable support we’ve received from the Las Vegas community,” said Gordon, who is SlamBall’s CEO. “This gesture represents our commitment to giving back to the fans whose unwavering enthusiasm has been a driving force behind SlamBall’s triumphant return. The level of play we’ve witnessed in the regular season has exceeded our expectations, and we anticipate that the intensity will only escalate in the upcoming playoffs. And the excitement surrounding our slam dunk contest is unparalleled. We are proud to highlight the otherworldly skills of our creative and high-flying athletes, making this one spectacle fans won’t want to miss.”
The playoff participants will be determined over the course of the regular season’s final week. While the undefeated Mob have already secured the No. 1 seed, all other playoff positions will be fiercely contested in the final four sessions of the regular season at Cox Pavilion: Thursday at 8:00 p.m. PT, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PT, and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. PT. Tickets for those sessions are also available at unlvtickets.com.
SLAMBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
Tuesday, August 15 – 8:00 p.m. PT (ESPN2)
Quarterfinals: No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed
Quarterfinals: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed.
Slam Dunk Contest (8 participants)
Thursday, August 17 – 8:00 p.m. PT (ESPN)
Semifinals: No. 1 seed (Mob) vs. winner of No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed quarterfinal
Semifinals: No. 2 seed vs winner of No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed quarterfinal
SlamBall Championship Game
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Launched originally in 1999 by founders Mason Gordon and Mike Tollin, SlamBall is a one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment property with a rich history of success in the United States and in markets around the world. It is a compelling hybrid combination of the best elements of basketball, football and hockey, infused with the essence of a video game come to life. The new, enhanced league is set for relaunch in the summer of 2023. Amid the current resurgence of interest in alternate sports, the hashtag #BringBackSlamBall has garnered more than 200 million views on social media, offering a powerful foundation of fandom for the sport’s revival. Follow along at https://slamballleague.com/.