MEXICO CITY – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Nike announced today an expansion of their existing partnership that will make the league’s official oncourt apparel provider the presenting partner of The NBA Mexico City Games for the third consecutive season.
The NBA Mexico City Games 2019 presented by Nike will feature, for the first time – four NBA teams playing two regular-season games at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. The Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons will play on Thursday, Dec. 12 and the San Antonio Spurs will take on the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, Dec. 14. The games will mark the 29th and 30th games in Mexico since 1992, the most NBA games held in any country outside the United States and Canada. It will also be the fourth consecutive season the NBA will play two regular-season games in Mexico City.
The games will be broadcast live on ESPN Deportes, Televisa and NBA League Pass in Mexico, and will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories.
“We are excited to once again partner with Nike to bring two regular-season NBA games to our passionate Mexican fans this December,” said NBA Mexico Vice President and Managing Director Raul Zarraga. “Together with Nike, we will work to provide our fans in Mexico with an authentic NBA experience that will showcase four great teams and reinforce our commitment to growing basketball across the country.”
In addition to being the presenting partner of The NBA Mexico City Games 2019, Nike will receive prominent brand exposure, including event logo inclusion, in-arena activations, and signage.
Tickets can be purchased at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico’s ticket booths, online at www.superboletos.com, by phone at 01 800 BOLETOS, or at any of the following stores across Mexico: Soriana, Farmacias del Ahorro, Innova Sport, and Palacio de Hierro.
About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2018-19 season featured 108 international players from 42 countries and territories. 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 1.6 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.
About NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Ore., is the world’s leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brands include Converse, which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, Nike’s earnings releases and other financial information are available at http://investors.nike.com. Individuals can also visit http://news.nike.com/ and follow @Nike.