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Tickets for Duke Canada Tour to go on sale June 15

By Sports Information

TORONTO — Duke Canada Tour has announced that tickets are set to go on sale to the general public at noon ET on Friday, June 15, and will be available for purchase online via the tour’s official website: The tour will take place in Toronto and Montreal from August 15-19. Duke men’s basketball will be making its first appearance in Canada, when they face Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and McGill University in a three-game exhibition series hosted at Paramount Fine Foods Centre (Mississauga, Ontario), and Place Bell (Laval, Quebec).

Ticket prices start out as low as $15 before taxes and fees for all games. Student and club team packages will also be available for purchase.

The Blue Devils, who are led by the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history – Mike Krzyzewski, will be debuting their no. 1 ranked freshman class, headlined by Canadian superstar, R.J. Barrett. The class also includes Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones, who are ranked nos. 2, 3 and 10 respectively, on the ESPN 100 Class of 2018 behind no. 1 ranked Barrett.

In planning the trip, Duke worked in collaboration with SBX Group, a leading global sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency with Canadian headquarters in Toronto. The agency will be handling all components of the tour, including marketing, sponsorship, event operations, and ticket sales. In the Montreal market, SBX Group and Duke will be partnering with evenko, a Quebec company presenting more than 1,200 musical, family and sporting events. Together, SBX Group and evenko will work on all tour initiatives.

All games are set to be broadcast on ESPN’s family of networks in the United States, and TSN in Canada.

August 15, 2018, 7 p.m. ET — Game no. 1 vs. Ryerson Rams — Paramount Fine Foods Centre (formerly Hershey Centre)
August 17, 2018, 6 p.m. ET — Game no. 2 vs. Toronto Varsity Blues — Paramount Fine Foods Centre (formerly Hershey Centre)
August 19, 2018, 3 p.m. ET — Game no. 3 vs. McGill Redmen — Place Bell


For all media inquiries regarding Duke men’s basketball, please contact Mike DeGeorge. For all Duke Canada Tour event information, and to apply for media credentials, please contact Matt Bontorin.

Mike DeGeorge

Director of Sports Information, Duke Men’s Basketball


P: 1 (919) 668-1712

Matt Bontorin

Public Relations Manager, SBX Group


P: 1 (517) 899-5290 (United States)

P: 1 (647) 381-1463 (Canada)


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