RGV Vipers to open 2018-19 season at home Nov. 3

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers will open their first season at Edinburg’s Bert Ogden Arena with a home matchup against the Memphis Hustle on Nov. 3.

The 2018-19 season will be the 12th in the G League for the Vipers, who are scheduled to play 24 home contests as part of a 50-game schedule.

The Vipers’ annual kids day game will take place at 11 a.m. on Dec. 13. The team also announced that it will host the ninth annual All-Valley Showcase on March 23. The Valley’s top high school boys and girls will compete in east versus west all-star games prior to the Vipers’ regular season home finale later that night against the Sioux Falls SkyForce.

Bert Ogden Arena will have an 8,000-seat capacity for Vipers home games, according to the team’s release.  The arena features a 40- by 20-foot scoreboard and digital ribbon board throughout the arena, with 87 points of sale for concessions, six full bars and three restaurants: Taco Palenque, Il Forno Pizzeria and Kumori Sushi.

“We are very excited about the Vipers finally having a permanent place to call home.  Having 14 Friday and Saturday home games alone will be a huge difference-maker for the organization,” Vipers CEO Rene Borrego said in a release. “This is the best schedule the Vipers have ever had.  We have been working hard to also improve the fan experience when they come to our games.  Starting from new pregame stage and interactive games outside the arena, $100,000 in specialty lighting and affects for player introductions, and a new hype squad, fans will definitely have a near NBA quality experience.  The Vipers are the Valley’s team, and we take that very seriously.  With our partners, the Houston Rockets, we expect to have a very competitive team on the court to go along with the best arena in the league.  We can’t wait to get started.”

Season tickets for the Vipers’ 2018-19 season are on sale now at (956) 972-1144 or the RGV Vipers official website.

Date                    Opponent                        Time

Nov. 3                        vs. Memphis                        7 p.m.

Nov. 9                        at Memphis                        7 p.m.

Nov. 11            at Capital City                        7 p.m.

Nov. 13            at Austin                        11 a.m.

Nov. 15            vs. Austin                        7 p.m.

Nov. 17            vs. Stockton                        7 p.m.                       

Nov. 20            at Texas                        7 p.m.

Nov. 21            vs. Maine                        7 p.m.

Nov. 24            vs. Iowa                        7 p.m.

Nov. 29            vs. Oklahoma City            7 p.m.

Nov. 30            vs. Salt Lake City            7 p.m.

Dec. 3                        at Salt Lake City            7 p.m.

Dec. 5                        at Agua Caliente            7 p.m.

Dec. 8                        at Santa Cruz                        7 p.m.

Dec. 13            vs. Delaware                        11 a.m.

Dec. 15            at Lakeland                        7 p.m.

Dec. 17            at Fort Wayne            7 p.m.

Dec. 27            vs. Texas                        7 p.m.

Dec. 29            at Texas                        7:30 p.m.

Jan. 3                        vs. Santa Cruz                        7 p.m.

Jan. 7                        vs. South Bay                        7 p.m.

Jan. 11                        vs. Westchester            7 p.m.

Jan. 12                        vs. Santa Cruz                        7 p.m.

Jan. 15                        at Oklahoma City            7 p.m.

Jan. 18                        vs. Memphis                        7 p.m.

Jan. 20                        at South Bay                        5 p.m.

Jan. 22                        at Stockton                        7 p.m.

Jan. 25                        vs. Austin                        7 p.m.

Jan. 26                        vs. Texas                        7 p.m.

Jan. 28                        at Sioux Falls                        6:30 p.m.

Jan. 30                        at Erie                                    7 p.m.

Feb. 2                        vs. Agua Caliente            7 p.m.

Feb. 5                         vs. Northern Arizona            7 p.m.

Feb. 7                        at Salt Lake City            7 p.m.

Feb. 8                        at South Bay                         7 p.m.

Feb. 10            at Agua Caliente            7 p.m.

Feb. 12            at Northern Arizona            6:30 p.m.

Feb. 20            at Oklahoma City            7 p.m.

Feb. 22            vs. Iowa                        7 p.m.

Feb. 26            at Memphis                        7 p.m.

Feb. 28            at Austin                        7:30 p.m.

March 3            at Iowa                        4 p.m.

March 6            vs. Raptors                        7 p.m.

March 8            vs. Stockton                        7 p.m.

March 9            vs. Sioux Falls                        7 p.m.

March 12            vs. Salt Lake City            7 p.m.

March 16            at Northern Arizona            7 p.m.

March 23            vs. Sioux Falls                        7 p.m.