31 July, 2023
The Atlanta Hawks and Orlando Magic will play a regular-season game at the Arena CDMX in Mexico City on Thursday, Nov. 9, according to a recent announcement from the NBA and Zignia. Since 1992, the league has played 32 games in Mexico, the most of any non-North American nation.
With Paolo Banchero, the No. 1 overall pick in 2022, Franz Wagner, a member of the 2021–22 NBA All–Rookie First Team, and Markelle Fultz, the No. 1 overall pick in 2017, the Magic will play its fourth game in Mexico since 2012.
The Hawks, led by two-time NBA All-Star Trae Young and 2022 NBA All-Star Dejounte Murray, are coming off their third consecutive postseason trip. This will be their first game in Mexico.
“The Magic love representing the NBA and the City of Orlando when we have the opportunity to play in these Global Games,” Magic CEO Alex Martins said. “We’ve been to London twice, Japan, China, Brazil, and Mexico City previously.” We’ve had the chance to visit Mexico City before, and we are excited to bring our team back there to play. We also know how passionate the supporters are there.
According to Hawks CEO Steve Koonin, it is always an honor to represent our team, Atlanta, and the NBA at the Global Games. “We had a fantastic time last year kicking off the season in the first NBA Abu Dhabi Games, and we are excited to connect with the fans in Mexico City and experience the fantastic culture there,” the team said.
NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service accessible on the NBA App, will broadcast the NBA Mexico City Game 2023 live in Mexico, reaching fans in more than 200 countries and territories on television, digital media, and social media. NBA Cares community outreach programs, Jr. NBA youth basketball development programming, and interactive events will all be part of the league’s plans for the NBA Mexico City Game 2023, which will also be held by the league and its partners. These activities will bring the NBA to fans in Mexico City.
On Friday, Nov. 10, as part of the NBA G League’s Showcase Cup program, the Mexico City Capitanes will host the Osceola Magic to round out the nation’s weeklong celebration of basketball. At a later time, further information on the 2023–24 NBA G League season will be made public.
Raul Zarraga, vice president and managing director of NBA Mexico, said, “We’re thrilled to welcome the Hawks and Magic to Mexico City next season and give our passionate fans the opportunity to see some of the brightest young stars in the game.” “Basketball is gaining so much momentum in Mexico, and this game and the related festivities will serve as the ultimate celebration of the NBA for fans throughout the region,”
A number of NBA marketing partners, including AT&T, Gatorade, Hisense, Michelob ULTRA, Nike, Tissot, and Wonder as well as Zignia’s associate partners Banco Azteca and TotalPlay, will promote the game and related festivities. The upcoming months will see the announcement of additional partners.
By visiting this website starting today, NBA ID members who are interested in attending the NBA Mexico City Game 2023 can express their interest in tickets and gain access to a special ticket pre-sale that will take place on August 14–15. Banco Azteca card holders can purchase tickets for the game from August 16 through August 18, while general public sales start on August 19. You can buy specialized ticket packages here that include premium access, VIP experiences, hospitality, and nearby hotel accommodations.