After 3 years of absence, the NBA will return to Mexico with the San Antonio Spurs against the Miami Heat

The NBA returns in Mexico City (Image: Twitter / @NBAMEX)

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is officially back in Aztec lands for their regular season game Miami the heat s Saint Anthony Tottenham for December 17th at the Mexico City Arena.

This will be the 31st game on Mexican soil, making this country the country that has hosted the most MLS matches outside the US and Canada:The NBA returns to CDMX The wait is over! spursMiamiHEAT hosts December 17th at ArenaCdMexicoIt can be read on Twitter.

In total, 22 NBA teams played pre-season and regular matches in Aztec lands. TheArena CDMX will once again host the meeting of the best basketball in the world Among the two franchises that have established themselves in the taste of NBA fans in Mexico.

It should be noted that The match between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first NBA game in MexicoShe played between the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks in 1992.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring two franchises with history and strong local fans to the CDMX Arena next season. Host Games NBA In Mexico is an important part of our broader effort to grow basketball and attract fans across the country, and we look forward to offering the basketball experience again. NBA “Live for our loyal fans in Mexico on December 17 and for years to come,” said Raul Zaraga, NBA Mexico director.

On the other hand, the team led by Greg Popovich is one of the franchises who have visited Mexico City more than once (6 times), and he made his debut in the Mexican capital in October 1994 with two pre-season games at Palacio de los Sports. . Most recently in a 121-119 overtime victory against the Phoenix Suns as part of the NBA Mexico City Games 2019.

December 14, 2019;  Mexico City, Mexico;  Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric (20) and La Marcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs (12) pass the Mexico City 2019 Games logo midfield during the third quarter at the Mexico City Arena.  Mandatory credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
December 14, 2019; Mexico City, Mexico; Phoenix Suns forward Dario Saric (20) and La Marcus Aldridge of the San Antonio Spurs (12) pass the Mexico City 2019 Games logo midfield during the third quarter at the Mexico City Arena. Mandatory credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

For its part, this new confrontation in CDMX will mark the second match of the Heat in Mexico, After defeating the Brooklyn Nets 101-89 as part of the NBA Mexico City 2017 games.

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In this context, the CEO of Spurs Sports & Entertainment said, RC Buford In the statement from the NBA Mexico, he stressed the importance of visiting the Mexico City Arena for his franchise since he took the reins of the San Antonio Spurs in 1994.

“We played six matches in Mexico City and each time thousands of fans from Tottenham, making us feel loved and at home. We are grateful to our loyal fans in Mexico and excited to have the opportunity to play against them as part of our 50th Anniversary season. This is one of the ways we continue to connect with and celebrate the growing number of our fans in Mexico.”

Basketball - NBA Global Games - San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns - Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico - December 14, 2019 A San Antonio Spurs fan during the game REUTERS / Carlos Perez Gallardo
Basketball – NBA Global Games – San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns – Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico – December 14, 2019 A San Antonio Spurs fan during the game REUTERS / Carlos Perez Gallardo

tickets NBA Mexico City 2022 game It will go on sale at a later date, however, starting Wednesday, August 17 through Saturday, September 3, fans interested in attending the game can register and gain access to a pre-sale of exclusive tickets by visiting: www.nbaenmexico.com

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