Since going on general sale in late August, over 90,000 tickets have been snapped up by fans in Australia and around the globe wanting to witness the must-see sporting event of 2019.
These highly anticipated games will be the first time the USA Basketball Men’s National Team has played in Australia since winning gold at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, and, should both nations earn qualifying berths to 2019 FIBA World Cup, would form part of their preparations for the 2019 FIBA World Cup that is being held in China, August 31 – September 15.
Basketball Australia Acting CEO, Paul Maley said: “There has been a high demand for tickets to these games from the day they went on sale and the hype surrounding the Boomers continues to grow.
“We cannot wait to welcome USA Basketball to Melbourne in August and showcase to the world games between these two basketball powerhouses.”
The CEO of promoter TEG Geoff Jones said: “To sell over 90,000 in less than three months talks to the surging popularity of basketball across Asia and the remarkable nature of these two games.
“The Boomers against USA Basketball will be an event experience unlike any hosted before on Australian shores. From the world-class talent on court, to the incredible atmosphere off it, fans lucky enough to secure tickets are in for something unforgettable.”
Peter Bingeman, the Visit Victoria Chief Executive, said that the sell-out crowd will boost the visitor economy and encouraged those without a ticket to embrace Front Row Melbourne as a means of enjoying the spectacle from the best seats in the house.
“This is an outstanding result. We knew that the matches between the Australian Boomers and the USA Basketball men’s team would be popular, but to have game two sold out so early is exciting to say the least,” Bingeman said.
“If you don’t already have a ticket to these incredible basketball games at Marvel Stadium, you can give yourself a chance to win tickets by registering at Front Row Melbourne, which has 12 epic prizes, including these games, ensuring platinum access to the best major events in Melbourne.”
Remaining tickets for Australian Boomers v USA Basketball on Thursday 22 August at Marvel Stadium are available from Ticketmaster.com.au
While general public tickets have sold out for Saturday 24 August, limited official hospitality packages are available for both games from VIP NOW, https://www.vipnow.com.au/
For Event information contact:
Senior Publicist, TEG Live
Mobile: +61 413 855 608
Direct: +61 2 9266 4179
For Boomers information contact:
Mobile: +61 435 133 903
Visit Victoria contact:
Media & Communications Manager – Major Events
Mobile: +61 411 104 567
Direct: +61 3 9002 2386
About Basketball Australia
Basketball Australia (BA) 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 Championship, NWBL and WNWBL as well as 22 national teams and national junior championships. Basketball is an Olympic and Paralympic sport and shares one of the highest international profiles with over 1.1 million people currently playing basketball in Australia.
TEG Live is wholly owned by TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company. TEG Live is a dynamic and diverse promoter of live content in music, sport, family entertainment, eSports and exhibitions. TEG Live connects millions of fans every year with unique live experiences and adds value to events with hospitality and sponsorship services.
For more information, visit: http://www.teglive.com.au
About Front Row Melbourne
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About Visit Victoria
Visit Victoria is the State’s primary tourism, marketing and major events company that leads the tourism, business and major events sector in demonstrating the depth and diversity of Victoria’s inspiring experiences to maximise yield from intrastate, interstate and international visitation.