2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Date:2019-03-11      Source:FIBA

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The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will take place in China from August 31 to September 15. With a record 32 participating teams, the tournament will see 92 games played over 16 days.

In its 18th edition, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place in China for the first time ever. The tournament will be played in 8 cities - Beijing, Foshan, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Guangzhou - across 5 provinces.

The Official Draw for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, taking place on Saturday, 16th of March in Shenzhen. The Qualifiers will see the 32 teams divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each for the Group Phase.

Qualified Nations are: 

Angola

 

Dominican Republic

Korea

Russia

Argentina

 

France

Lithuania

Senegal

Australia

 

Germany

Montenegro

Serbia

Brazil

 

Greece

New Zealand

Spain

Canada

 

Iran

Nigeria

Tuenesia

China

 

Italy

Philippines

 

Turkey

Cote d’Ivorie

 

Japan

Poland

USA

Czech Republic

Jordan

Puerto Rico

Venezuela

Logo

The logo's concept was inspired from the Beijing Opera where the actors symbolize concepts such as wisdom, persistence, power and perfection, which are prerequisite characteristics that the participating players of national team will need to exhibit "in order to succeed". The logo design was also inspired from the Chinese Dragon Dance, a cultural tradition depicting a story of two flying dragons battling over a shining pearl which is meant to parallel the competition of national teams for the Naismith Trophy.

Beijing is proud to be one of the host cities. The games in Beijing will be played at the Cadillac Arena (originally Wukesong Culture & Sports Center). It was originally built for the 2008 Summer Olympics basketball preliminaries and finals. Ground was broken on 29 March 2005 and construction was completed on 11 January 2008.

The stadium has a capacity of 19,000 and covers an area of 63,000 square metres. It includes a modern, flexible ice hockey rink designed and produced by Finnish rink manufacturer Vepe Oy in November 2016.

The 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Final will be the concluding basketball game which determines the winner of the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup. The game will be played on 15 September 2019, at the Cadillac Arena, in Beijing.

Ticket

You have different options to obtain your ticket with:

TEAM PASS

With a Team Pass, you get all the games of your favorite National Team. As simply as that!

Are you confident your team will advance to the Quarter-Finals and Final Phase? Then get the “All Games” option and make sure you will travel with them all the way to Beijing!

CITY PASS

A City Pass is the easiest way to take in all the action in one specific city! You get all 10 games taking place in the city during the Group Phase and you get them at a discounted rate. Just select your city of choice and get rid of all the extra hassle!

DAY PASS

Fancy a full day of the best basketball? Throughout the Group Phase, the Day Pass gives you the opportunity to get tickets for both games being played in a city on the same day, at a discounted price!

GAME TICKETS

Tickets for single games will go on sale in June (Final Phase) and July (Group Phase). Please note that only a small amount of Game Tickets will likely still be available at this stage of the ticket sales.

Please note that purchasing a pass or ticket for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 does not entitle the ticket-holder to visa-free travel to China. Standard visa regulations apply and citizens of most countries will continue to need a visa for entry to China.

For short stays in China, you may also wish to inquire about 24/72/144 hours visa free transit schemes in the major Chinese cities as well as Beijing.

For more informaion about 144 hours free transit, click here: http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/feature_2/144hourVisaFree/