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Hisense Arena to host Australian Open and National Basketball League competition on the same day

Hisense Arena to host Australian Open and National Basketball League competition on the same day
December 7, 2017

Melbourne’s Hisense Arena will host Australian Open tennis action and an NBL basketball fixture during the same day next month.

A Grand Slam first will see NBL teams Melbourne United and the Cairns Taipans will play an official match, dubbed the AO Game, at Hisense Arena on Wednesday 24 January 2018, during week two of the Australian Open.

Fans will be able to attend both the Australian Open and basketball for the special price of just $60 for adults and $10 for children.

Tickets will provide a Ground Pass to the Australian Open as well as entry into the AO Game at Hisense Arena from 7.30pm.

Introducing the partnership, Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley stated “this is a unique opportunity to showcase two of the world’s biggest sports in one location on one day and our fans are the big winners.

“Working with the NBL we have been able to schedule the AO Game in the second week of the Australian Open to give everyone a chance to enjoy both sports in the one precinct at great value. Combining two sports is a grand slam first and part of our commitment to bring more entertainment to what is already Australia’s biggest sporting event.”

NBL Chief Executive Jeremy Loeliger added “we are excited to be part of Australia’s biggest sporting event and for fans to have the chance to watch world-class tennis and basketball on the same day.

“We are expecting the AO Game to be a sell-out so we urge fans to get their tickets quickly and come along and enjoy a great day at the tennis, followed by a night at the basketball.”

Hisense Arena is Melbourne United’s home ground, but the team had been due to play the Cairns game on 14th January at the State Netball and Hockey Centre due to the unavailability of the former venue.

United’s game against the New Zealand Breakers on 25th January has also been moved to 18th January.

United Chief Executive Vince Crivelli concluded “I want to thank Tennis Australia and the NBL for the opportunity to be part of what should be a special event for the people of Melbourne.

“Our home court, Hisense Arena, opens up an extra 6,500 seats than a game at a smaller venue, so we can showcase our exciting sport to even more event lovers in January.” 

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