The NBA and Zigna Live announced the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs will tip off in Mexico City, Saturday, December 17, at the Arena CDMX.
It’s the league’s first game in Mexico City and the 31st game there overall.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring two storied franchises with strong local fanbases to the Arena CDMX next season. Hosting NBA games in Mexico is an important part of our wider efforts to grow basketball and engage fans across the country, and we look forward to once again bringing the live NBA experience to our devoted fans in Mexico on December 17 and in the years to come,” said NBA Mexico Vice President and Managing Director Raul Zarraga.
The NBA and Zignia today announced that the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat will play a regular-season game in Mexico City on Saturday, Dec. 17, marking the first NBA Mexico City Game since 2019 and the league’s 31st game in Mexico overall.
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This will be San Antonio’s seventh time playing in Mexico.
In 2019, they defeated the Phoenix Suns 121-119 in overtime.
“We are grateful for our loyal fans in Mexico and are thrilled for the opportunity to play in front of them as part of our 50th anniversary season. This is one way we continue to purposefully engage and celebrate our growing number of fans in Mexico,” said Spurs Sports and Entertainment CEO RC Buford.
Miami, who has also played in Mexico City before, said they were excited to return.
“Mexico is our neighbor, and its citizens have shown us a tremendous amount of support. We’re thrilled to return to its capital city,” said Heat Group President of Business Operations Eric Woolworth.
The NBA has played more games in Mexico than in any country outside the U.S.
“We’re honored that NBA games will once again be held in our country this coming December,” said Zignia Live Director Alejandro Arce Saldívar. “We thank the NBA, the teams, and of course the fans in Mexico for their support.”
Tickets for the game will go on sale at a later date, but starting today and through Saturday, September 3, fans can register and receive access to an exclusive ticket pre-sale at www.nbaenmexico.com.
The Heat vs. Spurs will air live in Mexico on ESPN, TUDN, and NBA League Pass.