The Golden Window Classic is finally official, or at least as official as anything in 2020 can be. The Pinnacle Bank Arena (PBA) ticket office formally announced ticket sales information for the event to be held at both PBA and the Devaney Sports Center earlier today.
While initially hoping to be as large as 16-teams, the tournament will feature eight teams from across the country. It will begin on the opening day of the college basketball season and run from Nov. 25-29. Besides the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the field will include:
- LSU Tigers
- St. Louis
- Northern Iowa
- Western Kentucky
- San Francisco
- Illinois State
The field includes three teams that received votes in the Preseason AP Poll. LSU received the highest votes outside the Top-25 (146), while Saint Louis (8) and Northern Iowa (1) also received votes.
Tickets will go on sale this week with a 25-percent capacity for fans at PBA. No fans will be allowed at games played in the Devaney Sports Center, however.
The tournament is officially hosted by third party Elevate Hoops. The matchups, game times, television/network information, and arena policies will be announced at a later day.
Updated 6:00 PM ET
The Nebraska Athletic Department officially confirmed the tournament news as well. Earlier today it was Pinnacle Bank Arena who reported ticket sales information.
Full Nebraska Athletics Press Release:
Huskers to Participate in Golden Window Classic
Lincoln – The Nebraska men’s basketball team will open the 2020-21 season at the 2020 Golden Window Classic.
The event, which is being hosted by Elevate Hoops, will take place from Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 29, and will feature games at both Pinnacle Bank Arena and the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The eight schools participating in the event include Nebraska, LSU, Saint Louis, Northern Iowa, Western Kentucky, San Francisco, Nevada and Illinois State. A full schedule, tipoff times, TV and broadcast details and arena policies will be announced as they become available.
Tickets will go on sale later this week for games at Pinnacle Bank Arena only, and capped at 25 percent capacity. Fans will not be allowed at the Devaney Sports Center.
Tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com, on the Ticketmaster App on your mobile device or by calling the Pinnacle Bank Arena Innovative Pain & Spine Ticket Office at (402) 904-5641. Tickets will not be sold through the University of Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office.
The event will abide by the health standards put in place for public gatherings as outlined in the State of Nebraska’s Directed Health Measures (DHM). The safety plan will be reviewed and approved by the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD). Face coverings required at all times.
This information is subject to change pending COVID-19 developments and the directives from the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department.