In a momentous occasion that will captivate the hearts of basketball enthusiasts worldwide, the Philippines is eagerly preparing to host the highly anticipated FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.
With only 100 days remaining until the tournament commences, the basketball capital of Asia is abuzz with excitement and anticipation.
From August 25 to September 10, the Philippines will welcome the best players from around the globe to showcase their skills on the grand stage.
This prestigious event will feature powerhouse teams like the USA, Serbia, Lithuania, and Greece, all of whom rank within the top ten in the world.
The Group Phase matches will take place at the iconic SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City and the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, providing the perfect backdrop for thrilling basketball action.
Amidst the exhilarating lineup of international teams, the spotlight will shine on the home team, Gilas Pilipinas Men’s Team. They will kick off their campaign in the tournament’s first game at the colossal Philippine Arena on August 25.
The Filipinos, renowned for their unwavering passion for basketball, will rally behind their national heroes, creating an electrifying atmosphere and granting Gilas Pilipinas an enviable homecourt advantage.
To mark the 100-day countdown and engage the local market, a captivating TV commercial will be aired on key channels and social media platforms.
LED billboards strategically placed throughout the metro will also feature eye-catching visuals, generating excitement among the Filipino basketball community. Furthermore, expect to see special features on prominent news programs and video callouts from local ambassadors of the FIBA Basketball World Cup, adding to the fervor surrounding the tournament.
This historic occasion marks the Philippines’ return as a host country for the FIBA Basketball World Cup after a 45-year hiatus. As co-hosts alongside Japan and Indonesia, the organizers are committed to delivering the most memorable and impactful world meet to date.
Al S. Panlilio, President of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, assures fans that the event will be nothing short of tremendous, promising an unrivaled fan experience that will be etched in their memories forever.
“The event will be tremendous – the fan experience will be unprecedented, unmatched in its impact, and truly memorable for all,” he said.
Basketball aficionados in the Philippines will have the privilege of witnessing the MVP-caliber performances of Serbian Nikola Jokic and Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo, along with an array of NBA stars. Tickets are already available for purchase, offering various packages to cater to different fan preferences.
Options include the Follow My Team Passes, which grant access to all preliminary games of the chosen team, the Ultimate Fan & Super Fan passes for Quarterfinals to Finals access, and the Two-Day Passes, allowing fans to enjoy four games on two consecutive days. Starting May 25, Single-Day Passes will also be available, providing an opportunity for basketball enthusiasts to get up close and personal with their favorite basketball stars.
As the countdown continues and anticipation builds, the Philippines eagerly prepares to embrace the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 with open arms. With its passionate fans, rich basketball culture, and world-class venues, the stage is set for an extraordinary tournament that will leave an indelible mark on the global basketball landscape.
For ticket purchases and more information about the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, visit philippines.worldcup.basketball.