Australian Open to feature basketball!

Tennis: Basketball is heading to the Australian Open tennis for the first time

Author: Philip Anderson | 2017-12-07 09:00 | 1233 reads

Australian Open will host a basketball match for the first time in its history with the National Basketball League teams Melbourne United and the Cairns Taipans facing off against each other at the Hisense Arena within the Melbourne Park tennis facility next month.

Spectators can experience both sports with the same tickets.

"This is a unique opportunity to showcase two of the world's biggest sports in one location on one day and our fans are the big winners," Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said.

"We are expecting the AO Game to be a sell-out so we urge fans to get their tickets quickly and come along and enjoy a great day at the tennis, followed by a night at the basketball," said NBL chief Jeremy Loeliger.

The Australian Open is scheduled to take place from January 15-28 with the Melbourne-Cairns showdown on the 24th.


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