Boomers v USA Basketball at Etihad Stadium
The USA Basketball Men’s National Team will face the Australian Boomers in a two-match pre-FIBA World Cup series at Etihad Stadium on 22 and 24 August 2019, as part of both nations’ planned preparations for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, starting 31 August.
It will be the first time that Basketball Australia has hosted the USA Basketball Men’s National Team in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The teams will be at full strength as they are likely to field their World Cup players so fans can expect two great games.
This will be a momentous event for Australia’s sporting community and is a huge compliment to Etihad Stadium’s multi-functionality and adaptability to deliver memorable fan experiences no matter the type of event. The pre-World Cup Series is a chance to showcase the versatility and show fans why Etihad Stadium continues to be the busiest multi-purpose stadium in the world.
Ticket information will follow in the coming months. Register your interest in Corporate Hospitality here.
Australia and the USA will complete the first round of their FIBA World Cup qualifiers in June this year for the Asian and Americas regions respectively.
However, with 4-0 records, both nations have already qualified for the second round which begins in September and from there, the top seven teams from each region will advance to the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
The FIBA World Cup in China (31 August – 15 September 2019) will be the biggest edition of championship with a record 32 participating teams.
The event will take place in China for the first time and will be played in eight cities – Beijing, Foshan, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.