NBA Mexico City Games 2018 feature Magic, Bulls, Jazz

NBA.com Global on Aug 08, 2018 06:58 AM
NBA Mexico City Games 2018 feature Magic, Bulls, Jazz
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NBA press release

MEXICO CITY – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live announced today that the NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will feature the Orlando Magic playing regular-season games against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, Dec. 13 (Friday, Dec. 14), and against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 15 (Sunday, Dec. 16) at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. The games will mark the third consecutive season the NBA will play two regular-season games in Mexico City.

As part of today’s announcement, the NBA and Zignia Live have also forged a multiyear partnership to collaborate on future games over the next several years in Mexico.

The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will be broadcast live by ESPN and on NBA League Pass International. Fans can register their interest in tickets and gain access to presale information, exclusive offers and more by visiting https://mexicogames.nba.com.

The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will mark the 27th and 28th games in Mexico since 1992, the most NBA games held in any country outside the United States and Canada.

The Magic’s roster currently features Aaron Gordon and 2018 No. 6 overall draft pick Mohamed Bamba. The Bulls’ roster currently includes two-time Verizon Slam Dunk Champion Zach LaVine and forward Lauri Markkanen (Finland). The Jazz are led by Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio and 2018 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert (France).

In addition to the oncourt action, the NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will feature a variety of interactive fan activities, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives and Jr. NBA programming that will bring the NBA experience to fans in Mexico City.

The NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will be supported by a full roster of marketing partners, including Nike, SAP, Gatorade and Tissot with additional partners to be announced in the coming months.

In 2017, the NBA played four games in Mexico, which marked the first time the league has held four regular-season games in one country outside the U.S. and Canada in one calendar year.

Following the conclusion of the NBA Mexico City Games 2020, the league will have played 32 games in Mexico since 1992.

Details about future games will be announced at a later date.

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