PORTLAND, Ore. (September 13, 2023)Basketball season is almost here, and Trail Blazers fans can see their favorite players in action at the annual Fan’s Fest, presented by Daimler Truck North America, on Sunday, October 8. This free event gives fans a chance to see this season’s Trail Blazers team as they begin the next chapter of Trail Blazers basketball. Fan Fest is fantastic for the entire family – enjoy a team scrimmage that provides an up-close look at the new team, learn more about new rookies, plus food, fun, prizes, and more!  

Each fan in attendance must register in advance to receive their free ticket at Seating is general admission – fans are encouraged to arrive early for the best seats. Complimentary parking is available in all Rose Quarter garages. Additionally, the Trail Blazers organization is working with local nonprofit partners to reserve select sections for children and families that may not have the opportunity to come to a game during the regular season.   

“The Rip City faithful continue to provide us tremendous support and we can’t wait to compete in front of them every night this year,” said Trail Blazers Head Coach Chauncey Billups. “Fan Fest will be a great way to jumpstart this new season and connect with the best fans in the world at Moda Center.”  

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. with the action starting at 2:00 p.m. before the team scrimmage tips off later in the afternoon. Fans can expect special appearances from the Trail Blazers broadcast team, Blaze the Trail Cat, Douglas Fur, BlazerDancers, and more. Prior to the action starting, fans can enjoy concourse games, Rip City Kid’s Club Zone area, and a Blazer5 NBA2K Gaming Area.  

The Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter are committed to providing the safest environment possible for fans and staff. Please visit for information on arena policies, ADA information, box office hours and more.  


Members of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Portland Trail Blazers were founded in 1970 and purchased by the late Paul G. Allen in 1988. The team’s rich heritage includes 37 playoff appearances, three trips to the NBA Finals, an NBA championship in 1977 and a commitment to community service and sustainability. The Trail Blazers are dedicated to positively impacting underserved kids and their families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington where they live, learn and play. Portland is the first and only professional sports franchise to receive the prestigious National Points of Light Award for excellence in corporate and community service. The Trail Blazers home arena, Moda Center, is the first existing arena to earn LEED Platinum Certification in 2019 after receiving LEED Gold Recertification in 2015 and becoming the first existing professional sports venue in the world to receive LEED Gold status in 2010. The team is also one of the founding members of the Green Sports Alliance. For more information, visit