Monday, November 18, 2019
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The Rio Grande Vipers are back with a full schedule of games stretching from Nov. 13 to April 2. The Vipers, who are an NBA Developmental League team for the Houston Rockets, will play teams from Austin to Maine and many locations in between during the season. The opening game on Nov. 13 is against the Idaho Stampede. There will be a total of 26 home games this season.

Winter Texans who enjoy basketball may wish to join the Vipers’ Winter Texan Club. For just $30 per ticket, fans will enjoy a meal and a basketball game plus transportation to and from their resorts. Buses pick up at 5 p.m. and deliver participants to dinner at 5:30 p.m. At 6:45 they are delivered to State Farm Arena in time for the 7 p.m. Vipers tipoff. At 9:45 p.m. buses will take Winter Texans back to their respective parks. For more information contact the Vipers at (956) 972-1144.

For those not wishing to join the club, but who want tickets they range from $16 to $75 for a single game, depending on where the seat is located. Group tickets can be purchased for $10 to $15 in the red, light blue and purple zones.

This year all games will be held at State Farm Arena in Edinburg for the 2015-16 season, but ground was broken on the new $68 million Bert Ogden Arena to be located at the intersection of I-69 and Alberta Road in Edinburg in February. The new arena is expected to be completed in October of 2016 in time for the new season. The new arena will have a seating capacity of 8500, making it the largest entertainment venue in South Texas.

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