Tickets for NBA on sale on WeChat
Updated: 2014-08-08 11:01
Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings to play on Oct. 12 in Shanghai and Oct. 15 in Beijing
BEIJING - Tickets for NBA Global Games China 2014 presented by ZTE featuring the Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings will go on sale on August 12, it was announced today by NBA China, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Sports and AEG Live Asia.
For the first time, NBA China and its promoter, AEG Live Asia is partnering with WeChat to provide fans with a convenient platform to purchase tickets exclusively through NBA’s official WeChat account from August 12 to 18. In addition to WeChat, fans can purchase tickets from August 19 onwards through the Damai national call center (400 610 3721) and online at Damai.cn.
The Kings and the Nets will play at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on October 12 at 12:30 PM and will meet again at the MasterCard Center in Beijing on October 15 at 7:00 PM.
The Nets' roster includes NBA Champion and 15-time NBA All-Star Kevin Garnett, 7-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson and 3-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams. This will be the Nets second trip to China – the then New Jersey Nets played in Beijing and Guangzhou in 2010.
The Kings feature a talented young roster led by DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Ben McLemore. This will be the second time the Kings will play a preseason games in China – the team played in Beijing and Shanghai in the inaugural China Games in 2004.
The games are two of five international preseason games the league will play in four countries this October as part its efforts to connect with its fans globally. In addition to the games held in China, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will play a series of games in Brazil, Germany and Turkey.
NBA Global Games 2014 in China are authorized and supported by the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and co-hosted by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports and the Shanghai Administration of Sports. These games will mark the eighth edition of NBA preseason games in China.
In 2004, the NBA became the first American professional sports league to play games in China, with games between the Houston Rockets and the Sacramento Kings in Shanghai and Beijing. Since then, the league has hosted 16 games in China.