The duel between Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo’s Heat, who lost to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals of the past playoffs, and the Spurs led by the emblematic Gregg Popovich, will take place at the CDMX Arena in Mexico City, with capacity for 22,000 spectators.
Mexico, the country that has hosted the most NBA games outside the United States and Canada, with 30, has not hosted a regular season game since 2019.
The Spurs, who last season fell in the playoffs to the playoffs (‘play in’), have already competed six times in Mexican territory, the last of them in a victory in extra time (121-119) against the Phoenix Suns in 2019.
For the Heat it will be their second game in the Latin American country, after a victory against the Brooklyn Nets (101-90) in 2017.
This game will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first NBA game played in Mexico, a preseason matchup between the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks at the Palacio de los Deportes in 1992.
Within the framework of the “Radical 2020” congress, the winners of the SABER Awards were announced, in which the most outstanding Public Relations, marketing and communication in the region are recognized. The National Basketball Association (NBA) won in the “Social Media Campaign” category.
2019 was special for sports fans, since the NBA Mexico City Games 2019 were held. In that edition, matches 29 and 30 were held in Mexican territory, in addition to the fact that for the first time the matches would be played by four teams. different; San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns.
The “Social Media Campaign” award was given to the NBA, since they exceeded the objectives set at the beginning of the campaign and helped the two games at the Arena Ciudad de México to register sold out.