Matthew Knight Arena

Matthew Knight Arena

Matthew Knight Arena History

Matthew Knight Arena is the Eugene, Oregon home of the University of Oregon Ducks basketball team since 2011 when the venue first opened. It was built to replace the old Ducks home of McArthur Court and is named for the University of Oregon's main donator Phil Knight's son Matthew who died in a scuba diving accident at the age of 34. The first game held at the arena was a game between the Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans which the Ducks won 68-62. The court is well known for the trees painted on the hardwood which are supposed to represent the forests in Oregon and the home crowd regularly gives the Ducks a considerable home court advantage. The history of this arena will continue to grow as the Ducks keep participating in great games there.


Matthew Knight Arena Events

Matthew Knight Arena is best-known for being the home of the Oregon Ducks basketball team. The Ducks have one of the top hoops programs in the Pac-12 Conference, and they host some of the best teams in the nation each year at Matthew Knight Arena. The Ducks will have a bevy of great matchups this season, and fans will pack into the stands to be a part of the action. The Ducks always look forward to their matchup with in-state rival Oregon State. The Beavers will come into Matthew Knight Arena this season to try to earn a victory, but the Ducks will look to send them back to State with a loss. The UCLA Bruins will bring a talented roster into this arena this season, and the Ducks know that they'll have to play their best to get a victory in this game. This venue also sees some top music acts hit the stage there, and upcoming shows include Rod Stewart and Bruno Mars, among others.


Portland, Oregon

Nearby Portland, Oregon is the third most populous region in the Pacific Northwest and is a city with a cultural identity uniquely its own. Portland is well known for its music scene and its vibrant culture. Patrons of the arts can enjoy performances by the Portland Symphony, the Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Portland Youth Philharmonic, or the Oregon Symphony. Of course if it is the right time of year, seeing an NBA game courtesy of the Portland Trailblazers is always an excellent option for sports fans.


Matthew Knight Arena Seating Layout

Matthew Knight Arena seats just over 12,300 guests and during an Oregon Ducks home basketball game each and every one of them are at a fever pitch screaming their heads off in an attempt to give the Ducks a home court advantage. The Ducks are regularly contenders in the Pac 12 and among the top teams in the country. Their up tempo brand of basketball is exciting just to watch on TV, but when you are in the stands with 13,000 other Ducks fans all pulling for a victory over a conference rival the intensity is ratcheted up another level.


Matthew Knight Arena Trivia

Who is the current operator of Matthew Knight Arena?

The answer is Arena Network.

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