RIO GRANDE VALLEY – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Wednesday that the men’s and women’s basketball teams will play at least three games at Bert Ogden Arena, including a doubleheader against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Dec. 2 and a men’s game against three-time defending Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Champion New Mexico State on Feb. 18.
The women’s game of the Dec. 2 doubleheader, which is part of the South Texas Showdown, presented by Navy Army Community Credit Union is currently scheduled to start at 5 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at approximately 7 p.m. The Feb. 18 game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
As the 2020-21 schedule shapes up, other opportunities may arise.
UTRGV basketball season ticket holders will receive tickets to all games played at Bert Ogden Arena included in their packages. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting the UTRGV Athletics Ticket Office team of Carlos Munoz (956-665-3747) and Tiffany Ochoa (956-665-3415) over the phone or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are excited to be able to bring UTRGV basketball back to Bert Ogden Arena and plan for this to be the start of a bigger long-term partnership,” UTRGV Vice President and Director of Athletics Chasse Conque said. “As we work to enhance the fan and student-athlete experience, playing in the Valley’s premier venue is key to our mission to #RallyTheValley behind UTRGV Athletics.”
UTRGV men’s basketball previously played at Bert Ogden Arena on Nov. 9, 2018, welcoming 5,071 fans for a game against Oklahoma.
UTRGV hosted multiple commencement ceremonies at Bert Ogden Arena in December 2019.
“Golden Grape Entertainment is proud to partner with UTRGV and the athletic department for these games,” Golden Grape Entertainment President Ron Patel said. “We love bringing together the Valley in unique and memorable ways and can’t wait to see NCAA Division I Basketball at the Bert Ogden Arena!”
With a capacity of nearly 7,700 for basketball that is expandable to 9,324 for concerts on three levels of seating, Bert Ogden Arena is the largest indoor arena in South Texas. The arena includes 15 luxury suites, two members suites, four bunker suites, and 10 loge boxes.
All seats are comfortably designed, measuring 48 inches from front to back of each seat to offer ample legroom.
Guests enjoy high-end restaurant quality concessions from partners such as Taco Palenque, Il Forno, Kumori, Fuddruckers and Luby’s to create a unique dining experience.
To enhance the ultimate fan experience, Bert Ogden Arena offers advanced systems including a 44×19’ LED video board, wrap-around LED ribbon board, and concourse TV’s.