Two NBA games for the 2017-18 season are scheduled to commence in Mexico City, the league made official Wednesday afternoon. The Brooklyn Nets will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 7 and Miami Heat on December 9, both of which will be played at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico.
This marks the first time in league history that four regular season games will be played in Mexico during the same calendar year, where the Suns also took on the Mavericks and Spurs this past January.
“These games will be our 25th and 26th in Mexico, the most played in any country outside of the United States and Canada,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said. “They will also mark the 25th anniversary of our first game in Mexico City, a milestone in our relationship with our Mexican fans and a further indication of our desire to strengthen our ties to Mexico and Latin America.”
Both games will be broadcast live by ESPN and Televisa in Mexico. They will also be available to fans who have the NBA App.
Along with the games, the league will also bring a several interactive fan activities, NBA Cares community outreach initiatives and Jr. NBA programming to help bring the NBA experience to fans who live in Mexico.