Arizona State to open season against Pitt at iconic Gammage Theater on campus, November 19

By Arizona State athletics | Oct. 10, 2017, 8:41 p.m. (ET)
TEMPE, Ariz. – The Arizona State wrestling team will take their home opener to a different venue, hosting Pitt on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Gammage Theatre on the ASU Tempe campus.

"Wrestling has performed on the biggest stages in the world – the Coliseum in Athens, Times Square, the U.S.S. Intrepid on the Hudson River, and even NYC's Grand Central Station," said head coach Zeke Jones.

"Now we will make our own small part of history when we wrestle Pitt in one of Arizona's iconic buildings. It will be an excellent venue for wrestling and a historical event in ASU history and we're proud to be a part of it."

ASU Gammage was designed in partnership with then-President Grady Gammage and famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the mid-1950's. Though neither lived to see the blueprints take life, the building was completed in Sept. 1964 and is the only public building in Arizona designed by Wright.

"Frank Lloyd Wright was inspired to build Gammage on an athletic field and wanted it shaped in a circle, like an arena. Now 60 years later, our team and the Gammage team will bring the vision together when we wrestle its first athletic event ever. The dual will be a tribute to their vision."

The Gammage stage has welcomed a vast number of musical, artistic, and cultural talents over the years including B.B. King, Johnny Cash, and Elton John, a 2004 presidential debate, and numerous Broadway touring plays including The Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, the Lion King, and more.

Season tickets for the Sun Devils are now on sale by clicking here or by calling (480) 965-5812. Single game tickets will go on sale Oct. 19.

The Sun Devils will also have another "first" this week as they take the wrestling mat outdoors and host Mill Matness on the corner of Mill & 7th on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. The outdoor event will precede Friday night's Mill Madness, which will feature ASU men's and women's basketball. Sun Devil wrestling will also be honored for their Pac-12 title during Friday night's event.