Etihad Stadium will play host to these two historic games on Thursday 22 August and Saturday 24 August 2019 as part of both nations’ preparations for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, starting on 31 August 2019.
Today’s announcement is welcome news for the thousands of fans in Australia and around the globe who have been waiting for their opportunity to get a seat at the must-see sporting event of 2019.
Basketball Australia CEO Anthony Moore said: “You can feel the excitement and anticipation building amongst the basketball family in Australia and around the world with some of the best players coming to Melbourne for these games.
“We now have 10 players on NBA rosters and a wealth of talent playing in the NBL, the stage is set for the most anticipated basketball games in Australian sporting history.”
The CEO of promoter TEG Geoff Jones confirmed that more than 80,000 people have registered on the wait-list, a sign of the huge interest in the games.
“Basketball has enjoyed a real resurgence over the past two years and the Boomers v USA Basketball series has arrived at precisely the right time to focus the national sporting interest,” said Jones.
“Everything about these games will be truly remarkable, from the collection of stars on court to the fantastic atmosphere for fans. These two events will be unforgettable.”
The surge in basketball’s popularity in Asia coupled by the optimism surrounding the Boomers and our home-grown NBA stars, ensures this truly is an event not to be missed.
Boomers v USA Basketball On sale schedule
Visa customers should go to www.visacheckout.com.au now to register their interest in participating in the Visa Check Out Presale commencing on Wednesday 22 August 2018. Fans who are on the TEG Live waitlist and are also Visa customers will also be able to purchase tickets via the Visa Check Out Presale.
|Visa Check Out Presale||Wednesday 22 August, 10am until Friday 24 August, 9:59am|
|Basketball Australia, NBL, Chemist Warehouse WNBL & TEG Live Waitlist||Monday, 27 August 12pm until Wednesday 29 August, 11:59am|
|General Public On sale||Wednesday 29 August 1pm
About Basketball Australia
Basketball Australia is the governing and controlling body for the sport of basketball in Australia and is located in Wantirna South, Victoria. BA runs the Chemist Warehouse WNBL, SEABL, national teams and national junior championships. Basketball is an Olympic and Paralympic sport and shares one of the highest international profiles and in 2008 Australia's proud tradition with on court success continued, with Australia winning 3 medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.
TEG is Asia Pacific’s leading Ticketing, Live Entertainment and Data Analytics company. TEG includes Ticketek, TEG Live, TEG Dainty, TEG Analytics, TEG Insights, TEG Digital, Softix, Qudos Bank Arena, Eventopia, Life Like Touring, The Entertainment Store, Brickman Exhibitions and TEG Asia.
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