Heat and Wizards to play regular-season game in Mexico City on Nov. 2

MEXICO CITY – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live today announced that The NBA Mexico City Game 2024 will feature the Miami Heat and the Washington Wizards playing a regular-season game hosted by Zignia Live at the Arena CDMX in Mexico City on Saturday, Nov. 2. The announcement was made at the first-ever NBA House in Mexico, an interactive fan event during Game 4 of the 2024 NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV.

The matchup will mark the league’s 33rd game in Mexico since 1992 – more than any country outside of the U.S. and Canada – and coincide with traditional “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) celebrations locally. The “Dia de los Muertos” theme will be showcased as part of a variety of in-arena activations during the game, including a specially themed basketball court, and through the league’s fan engagement initiatives around the game.

The Heat, which will be playing its third game in Mexico, currently features six-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler, three-time NBA All-Star Bam Adebayo and 2023-24 Kia NBA All-Rookie First Team member Jaime Jaquez Jr. (ties to Mexico). The Wizards, who will be playing their fourth game in Mexico, currently feature NBA champions Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole as well as 2024 Panini Rising Stars selection Bilal Coulibaly. The Wizards also have the second overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft presented by State Farm.

The NBA Mexico City Game 2024 will air live in Mexico on ESPN and NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service available via the NBA App, and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories on television, digital media and social media. In addition to The NBA Mexico City Game 2024, the league and its partners will conduct NBA Cares community outreach initiatives, Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA youth basketball development programming, and interactive activities that will engage youth and fans in Mexico City.

The game and surrounding events will be supported by a roster of marketing partners, including AT&T, Betcris, Emirates, Hennessy, Michelob Ultra, Nike and Tissot.

Beginning today, fans can register their interest in tickets and receive access to an exclusive ticket pre- sale that will take place on Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11 by visiting www.nbamexicocitygame.mx. Tickets for the game will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 12. Special ticket packages offering premium access, VIP experiences, hospitality and local hotel accommodations are available now at https://nbaexperiences.com/nba-mexico-city-game-2024.

The 2024 NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV are airing live in Mexico on ESPN, Star+, Televisa FTA, and NBA League Pass. Fans in Mexico can find more information about the NBA at NBA.com/Mexico, by downloading the NBA App and on Facebook (@nbamexico), TikTok (@nbamex), X (@nbamex), YouTube (NBA México), Instagram (@nbamex), Threads (@nbamex) and WhatsApp Channels (NBA Mexico). They can also purchase official NBA merchandise at the newly launched NBA Store in Mexico City, online at NBATienda.com and at the Arena CDMX on game night.

Executive Quotes 

NBA Mexico Senior Vice President and Managing Director Raul Zarraga:

“Bringing the Heat and the Wizards to Mexico City next season in conjunction with ‘Día de los Muertos’ will mark another special milestone in the NBA’s long history in Mexico. The game and surrounding events will serve as the ultimate celebration of the NBA for fans in Mexico and across Latin America at a time when the momentum around basketball in the region is at an all-time high.”

Zignia Live Director Alejandro Arce Saldívar:

“We are grateful to the NBA for the trust they have placed in us to bring the best basketball in the world to Mexico. We are confident that fans will have a unique experience at Arena CDMX. We thank the league, the teams, and of course the fans, whose response makes it possible to bring this type of event to our country.”

President of The HEAT Group’s Business Operations Eric Woolworth:

“We are excited to return to Mexico City to bring a little of Miami’s HEAT to the passionate fans of such a vibrant city. Participating in these NBA Global Games allows us to engage with a broader basketball-loving community.”

President of Monumental Basketball Michael Winger:

“We are delighted at the opportunity to represent the NBA and Washington, D.C. at the Global Games and are proud that our team reflects the growing globalization of the NBA. Previous Washington Bullets and Wizard teams have had the opportunity of playing in Mexico City. We are honored to follow in their footsteps and look forward to introducing this new Wizards team to NBA fans in Mexico City.”

About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 214 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2022-23 season featured 120 international players from 41 countries. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team and player platforms.

NBA Cares, the NBA’s global social responsibility platform, partners with renowned community-based organizations around the world to address important social issues in the areas of education, inclusion, youth and family development, and health and wellness.

About Zignia Live
Zignia Live is one of the main show promotion companies in Mexico and Latin America, ranking within the “Top 20” of the most active promoters in the world. Zignia Live is a content provider for important venues in Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, Torreón, Tampico, Monterrey and offers unique and memorable experiences through the presentation of world-class live shows in the musical, artistic and sports fields.