Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the postponement of the third annual Air Force Reserve Jerry Colangelo Classic originally scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2020 to December 18, 2021. The one-day quadruple-header was to feature Gonzaga vs. Texas Tech, Arizona State vs. BYU, San Francisco vs. Grand Canyon, and Northern Arizona vs. San Diego.
“The Basketball Hall of Fame has been proud to host the Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix the past two seasons and we’re obviously disappointed the global pandemic has forced us to reschedule our 2020 event,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Nonetheless, we have every intention of returning in 2021 and are very excited to utilize the many recent arena enhancements to offer our fans a fantastic experience.”
The Marc Anthony event originally scheduled for March 22, 2020 and rescheduled to October 30, 2020 has been postponed. The Marc Anthony show will now take place on August 20, 2021.
Guests are encouraged to hang onto their ticket(s) as it will be honored for the new date, however, we understand circumstances may have changed. Fans who are unable to attend the new concert date will have the opportunity to receive a full refund beginning Thursday, October 8, 2020 through Friday, November 6, 2020 at 5pm local time. For further information, please visit your point of purchase.
On Wednesday, October 14, the NCAA selected Phoenix to host the 2026 Women’s Final Four. The national semifinals are set for Friday, April 3, 2026, in downtown Phoenix, with the national championship game tipping off Sunday, April 5.
Nina King, chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee, cited Phoenix’s experience in hosting major championships as a factor in the selection. “Phoenix is a culturally diverse city that is experienced in hosting mega-events and has a proven history of supporting women in sport, business and philanthropy. The current renovation taking place at Talking Stick Resort Arena will elevate and transform that venue into one of the best in the country. We look forward to our student-athletes, coaches and fans being able to experience it for themselves in 2026.”
The Five Finger Death Punch concert originally scheduled for April 18, 2020 and rescheduled for October 23, 2020 has been canceled and all tickets have been automatically refunded.
— Important message from the band —
We were really looking forward to get the green light for hitting the road in 2020.
As it stands – and probably as no surprise to you – our Fall tour with Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills unfortunately has to be cancelled. Rest assured, we are watching the situation very closely and we will be back on the road the moment it becomes possible. We hope to see you guys soon and in the meantime, follow us on social media for news, new music, special announcements, giveaways and all kinds of surprises.
Foo Fighters have unfortunately decided to cancel the Van Tour 2020. All shows of the 25th anniversary tour, including the stop in Phoenix on December 5th, have been canceled and all tickets will be automatically refunded. For further information, please visit your point of purchase. We look forward to seeing you all as soon as it is safe for everyone to do so.