Matthew Knight Arena

Matthew Knight Arena

Matthew Knight Arena History

The first thing that hits you when you attend an Oregon Ducks basketball game or a concert at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene is how quintessentially Oregon the venue is. Kilkenny Floor at Matthew Knight Arena is adorned in a wooden mosaic that represents the tall firs found all over this beautiful state. The venue is named after Matthew Knight, son of Nike co-founder Phil Knight, an avid Oregon Duck fan, alumni and donor to the university. Matthew Knight died tragically at the age of 34, and Phil Knight and his family, who has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to University of Oregon athletics, secured much of the funding for the new state of the art multi-purpose facility. Name after a passionate Ducks fan, Matthew Knight Arena was designed to celebrate the culture and traditions of the University of Oregon, while providing a modern and beautiful venue for the enjoyment of the students and community of Eugene.

Matthew Knight Arena Events

The Pac 12 Conference has quickly become a powerhouse in both football and basketball, rivaling the SEC and Big 10. No school characterizes this new found power quite like the University of Oregon Ducks. Their football team has been in the Top 5 in the polls for many years now, playing BCS bowls and sending multiple players to the NFL every season. In the last few years, the Ducks basketball program has followed suit, recruiting some of the best players in the country and earning a trip to the Sweet Sixteen in 2013 and the Third Round of the NCAA Tournament in 2014. The program is on the rise and many attribute some of their success in part to the new, state of the art Matthew Knight Arena. The venue hosts big time basketball action every season when the Ducks welcome foes like the Arizona Wildcats, Washington Huskies, UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans. When not hosting Pac 12 basketball, the $227 million arena welcomes many of the biggest names in music like Bruno Mars, Phish and the Zac Brown Band.

Eugene, Oregon

One of the most beloved college towns in the country, Eugene, Oregon sits among some of the most breathtaking landscapes you'll ever see. Eugene has a small town feel, intimate and friendly, while allowing locals and visitors access to the mountains, valley and coast. Sitting among the Willamette Valley and its famed Pinot Noirs, just miles from the rugged Oregon Coast and Pacific Ocean, Eugene is a town with endless possibilities.

Matthew Knight Arena Seating Layout

When the University of Oregon, Nike co-founder, and Oregon Alumni planned the Matthew Knight Arena, they promised to create an unparalleled sporting and entertainment experience. Each seat is pointed in the perfect angle to have the best view of the floor, ensuring that there is literally no bad seat in the house. They spared no expense to have the most technologically advanced sound system for concerts and a design that celebrates this beautiful Pacific Northwest region. Get your tickets to experience this incredible venue for yourself only at StubHub.

Matthew Knight Arena Trivia

Did you know that the logo of the arena spells out "Matt" in a font that likens the word to the toothy grin of Matthew Knight as a child? You'll have to check it out for yourself to see the touching tribute from a father to his son.

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