SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz employees and season ticket holders are pitching in to help support furloughed federal employees by offering free tickets.
A limited number of tickets to Friday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves will be available to eligible federal workers who show a government-issued identification card at Vivint Arena on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each worker can purchase up to two tickets.Comment on this story
The 7 p.m. game is expected to be the team's 50th sellout in a row. The tickets come from season ticket holders and Utah Jazz employees, the team said in a news release. Friday will mark the second time some federal employees will have missed a paycheck because of a partial government shutdown.
The Jazz (27-22) have won nine of their last 11 games, including Wednesday night's chippy contest against the Denver Nuggets, and are now tied for sixth place in the Western Conference.
The G League's Salt Lake City Stars are also offering free tickets (up to four per federal employee) for Friday's game versus the Long Island Nets and Monday's game against the Oklahoma City Blue.