The Australian Boomers will take on Canada Basketball at Perth’s RAC Arena on Friday 16 August and Saturday 17 August, with both teams set to feature some of the biggest names in the sport.
These two games will serve as important preparation ahead of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup to be contested in China from August 31 – September 15, where coincidently both teams have been drawn in Group H for this tournament.
These highly anticipated games will be the first time the Boomers have played in Perth since the 2014 Sino-Australia Challenge, with both games set to be played in front of a record crowd for a basketball game in Perth.
Basketball Australia Chairman, Ned Coten said: “This announcement is another landmark moment for Basketball Australia in such a special time for the sport. We are thrilled to bring the Boomers back to Perth for the first time since 2014. The Perth basketball community and fans at large in Western Australia are some of the most dedicated supporters in the country and we have no doubt that the RAC Arena will be sold out for both games in August.”
Basketball in Australia is enjoying unprecedented popularity, which is evident by the huge demand for tickets to the Boomers two games against USA Basketball at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on 22 August and 24 August, where over 90,000 tickets have been sold.
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