Sixers announce preseason schedule

The Sixers’ eight-game preseason schedule will take them to Mexico, Canada and a pair or games at the Wachovia Center.

The Sixers open the preseason with a pair of games against Toronto on Oct. 6 and 7, with the first game in London, Ontario and the second in Toronto.

They host New Jersey at the Wachovia Center on Oct. 9 and Washington on Oct. 20, as new Sixers coach Eddie Jordan faces his former team.

As previously announced, the Sixers play the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 18 in Monterrey, Mexico. The league first visited Monterrey in 2006, when the Golden State Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets in front of a sellout crowd.

That game will be preceded by a game against the Suns in Phoenix on Oct. 16.

The Sixers close will close the preseason against New Jersey at Carnesecca Arena in Queens on the St. John’s campus on Oct. 23.

The regular season opens against Orlando on Oct. 28.

Here is the full preseason schedule:

Tue., Oct. 6, vs. Toronto, London, Ontario, 7:30 p.m.

Wed., Oct 7, at Toronto, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 9, vs. New Jersey, Wachovia Center, 7 p.m.

Tue., Oct. 13, at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 16, at Phoenix, 10 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 18, vs. Phoenix,  Monterrey, Mexico, 9 p.m.

Tue., Oct 20, vs. Washington, Wachovia Center, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 23, vs. New Jersey, Queens, N.Y., 8 p.m.