Boomers-Opals games to help Brisbane NBL bid

Boomers-Opals games to help Brisbane NBL bid

The Boomers and Opals Olympic qualification double-header against New Zealand in Brisbane on Friday 9 September will help assist the on-going efforts to re-introduce a National Basketball League team into the Queensland capital, Basketball Australia has announced.

The Olympic qualification double-header will not only be a chance for the Boomers and Jayco Opals to secure their tickets to the London Olympic Games, but will also be an opportunity for local fans to register their support for any future Brisbane NBL team.

The NBL will have volunteers on hand at the double-header, which will be held at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, to collect the names and details of fans who would like to support an NBL team once it is re-introduced into the Brisbane marketplace.  That information will be used to assist the group currently bidding to secure the return of a Brisbane team to the NBL.

Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock said the Boomers-Opals double-header was an opportunity for Brisbane fans not only to enjoy world class basketball, but also to register their support for a Brisbane NBL team.

“I know from my personal experience as a former Bullets player that Brisbane fans are incredibly passionate about their basketball and they now have the chance to show that passion,” said Sengstock.  “Come to the Boomers-Opals double-header on September 9 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre and enjoy the action, but also make sure that you register your support for the re-introduction of an NBL team in Brisbane. 

“That support will be vital as we look to assist those bidding to return a team to Brisbane, so it really is important for people to make the effort to register their details at the game if they want to see an NBL team back in the city,” added Sengstock.

Brisbane has been without an NBL team since the end of the 2007/08 NBL season when the Brisbane Bullets bowed out and, following the successful relaunch of the Sydney Kings last season, the re-establishment of an NBL team in the Queensland capital has been acknowledged as a key priority for the competition.

Tickets for the Brisbane double-header, which is part of the three-game 2011 FIBA Oceania Olympic Qualification Series, are on sale now through Ticketek.  Full ticketing details are below. 

2011 FIBA Oceania Championship series - Game 2

Friday 9 September - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

5:15PM Opals

7:30PM Boomers

Tickets: Ticketek - 132-849 OR www.ticketek.com

ADULT:  A-Reserve - $30.00, B-Reserve - $22.00

JUNIOR 3-15 YEARS: A-Reserve - $20.00, B-Reserve - $15.00

CONCESSION - STUDENT/PENSIONER/SENIOR CARD HOLDER: A-Reserve -$25.00, B-Reserve - $18.00

FAMILY PASS: A-Reserve - $75.00, B-Reserve - $60.00

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