2018-19 Theme Games And Promotions Announced

By Justin Trujillo | October 25, 2018

The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League Affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, today announced its theme and promotion schedule for the 2018-19 season.

“We created our theme and promotions this season to really engage and excite our fans,” Swarm President Steve Swetoha said. “We plan to attract a variety of fans with diverse and creative theme nights. With some corporate sponsors on board, we are excited to make each game night memorable.”

Opening Night, presented by Blue Ridge Companies, will see the Swarm host the Grand Rapids Drive, NBA G League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, on Saturday, November 10, at 7 p.m. inside the Fieldhouse at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The Swarm have sold out Opening Night each of its two seasons in Greensboro.

Additional presenting partner theme nights include Aaron’s (Video Gamer Night, December 27); Chick-fil-A (Chick-fil-A Night, January 5); UNC Greensboro (UNCG Day at the Swarm, January 21); Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and NC811 (Art and Kids Night, February 9); and Allegacy Federal Credit Union (Fan Appreciation Night, March 23). Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina will proudly present Black History Month with social media posts and on-court recognitions throughout February.

With support from the Charlotte Hornets, the Swarm will host a Hornets Takeover Night (December 1) and Hornets 30th Anniversary Night (January 4).

New this season is the inaugural School Day Game (December 12), which is already sold out. Other highlighted themes include a Sports Career Fair (November 30), Faith and Family Night (December 7) and Basketball Legends Night (March 2).

The Swarm also return with a number of season-long promotions.

All Thursday night games are ‘1-2-3 Thursday’s’, meaning that Pepsi cans are $1, hot dogs are $2 and tickets are discounted $3. Natural Light Nights are Thursday and Friday, where cans are $2 through R.H. Barringer. Fans can also shoot free throws on the court postgame on Fridays. Full-team autographs will once again be after every Saturday home game.

Zaxby’s Family Pack’s will be unveiled throughout the season. These family-friendly packages include a ticket, food voucher for Zaxby’s and a promotional item for the selected games.

Single-game tickets for the 2018-19 season are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets a number of different ways, including season memberships, 6 Game Plans and Group Packages. For more ticket information, visit www.gsoswarm.com.

Greensboro is a member of the NBA G League’s Eastern Conference in the Southeast Division, joining the defending division champion Erie BayHawks (Atlanta Hawks), Lakeland Magic (Orlando Magic) and Go-Go. Former division rival Delaware Blue Coats (Philadelphia 76ers), formerly the 87ers, are now members of the Atlantic Division.

The entire 2018-19 theme schedule and promotion list is below. The entire 2018-19 schedule can be found here.


Greensboro Swarm 2018-19 Theme Night Schedule (*subject to change)
Date Opponent Theme Presenting Partner
November 10 Grand Rapids Drive Opening Night Blue Ridge Companies
November 17 Lakeland Magic Super Hero Night
November 23 Erie BayHawks College Pride Day
November 30 Long Island Nets Sports Career Fair
December 1 Westchester Knicks Hornets Takeover Night
December 7 Salt Lake City Stars Faith and Family Night
December 8 Delaware Blue Coats Junior Cheer Night
December 12 Wisconsin Herds School Day Game
December 27 Maine Red Claws Video Gamer Night Aaron’s
January 4 Lakeland Magic Hornets 30th Anniversary Night
January 5 Delaware Blue Coats Chick-fil-A Night Chick-fil-A
January 21 Canton Charge UNCG Day at the Swarm UNCG
February 9 Erie BayHawks Art and Kids Night Duke Energy/Piedmont Natural Gas/NC811
March 2 Long Island Nets Basketball Legends Night
March 9 Windy City Bulls Boy Scouts Night
March 23 Texas Legends Fan Appreciation Night Allegacy Federal Credit Union


Greensboro Swarm 2018-19 Promotions (*subject to change)
Day of the Week Promotion Details Presenting Partner
Thursday 1-2-3 Thursday’s $1 Pepsi can

$2 Hot Dogs

$3 Ticket Discount

Natural Light Night $2 Natural Light can R.H. Barringer
Friday Free Throw Friday Fans can shoot a free throw on the court after the game
Natural Light Night $2 Natural Light can R.H. Barringer
Saturday Postgame Autographs Fans can get autographs from the entire team after the game
Other Zaxby’s Family Pack Fans can get a ticket, meal voucher and promotional item for select games Zaxby’s