Published by Olgun Uluc, 16th November 2018 on foxsports.com.au
The exhibition series between the Australian Boomers and Team USA is nearly sold out.
On Friday (AEDT), it was announced that the second game of the series had already sold out, less than three months after tickets became available. There are only a limited amount of tickets remaining for the first game of the series, with a total more than 90,000 tickets having been sold.
The two-game series will act as a warmup, of sorts, to the 2019 FIBA World Cup, with both fixtures to be played at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.
“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,” Basketball Australia’s acting CEO, Paul Maley, said.
“We cannot wait to welcome USA Basketball to Melbourne in August and showcase to the world games between these two basketball powerhouses.”
The first game is set to be played on Thursday, August 24, 2019, while the second game will take place on Saturday, August 27, 2019.
The ticket sales are impressive, given the fact that there won’t be confirmation of who’ll be playing until the event gets closer.
“This is an outstanding result. We knew that the matches (games) 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,” Visit Victoria Chief Executive, Peter Bingeman, said.