Basketball fans in India are in for a treat later this year. The NBA is bringing two of its hottest teams from the league – the Indiana Pacers & the Sacramento Kings for a series of pre-season matches at the NSCI Dome, Mumbai on 4th & 5th Oct.
Tickets will be available on bookmyshow.com 13 Aug onwards and will be priced Rs. 4500/- up. One of the unique features is that once a user signs up, s/he can log into the BMS platform and view a 360 degree view from the chosen seat.
“It’s a strategic partnership with NBA which will bring an international league’s pre-match to India for the first time. The game will be played in India and will be telecasted live in 200 other countries. We are putting together various packages which will be bundled with and without food and beverages ensuring a carnival-like experience for the fans,” said Albert Almeida, chief operating officer – live entertainment, BookMyShow.
Though basketball contributes a very small share to the national sports industry which was valued at Rs. 7,762 Crore in 2018 after cricket, kabbadi & football, it enjoys a very loyal following amongst those who do follow the sport.
“The league has been working very closely with the Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers to bring the authentic NBA experience to fans in India this October,” said Diane Gotua, NBA India Managing Director to the Mint.
“Our first-ever NBA games in India will celebrate the continued growth of basketball in India and the passionate fans across the country who support basketball and the NBA year-round,” she added.