Next month’s NBL Blitz in Tasmania will be equally divided between the north and south of the state and include an NBL1 All-Stars team featuring Tasmanian players.
The NBL today announced the schedule for the Blitz with each team to play two games at venues around Tasmania from September 19-22.
The Blitz will begin in Ulverstone and include games in Devonport, Launceston and Hobart as well as a range of community activities involving all players across the NBL.
Tickets for games range from $10 for children, $15 for adults and $40 for families. Those who register at www.nbltas.com.au will receive priority access when they go on sale next week.
NBL Owner and Executive Director Larry Kestelman said: “This is a great opportunity to bring world class basketball to Tasmania and engage with local communities across the whole state.
“We are also excited to showcase some of the stars of NBL1 with its own team for the Blitz including local Tasmanian players and coaches.
“We look forward to having capacity crowds at all venues and Tasmanians getting behind the NBL and our push for a Tasmanian team in the league in the coming seasons.
“There’s never been a more exciting time for Australian basketball and we’re delighted to partner with the Tasmanian Government to bring all of our teams and players here next month.”
Tasmanian Deputy Premier and Minister for Sport and Recreation Jeremy Rockliff said: “We are excited that the NBL Blitz is coming to Tasmania, in particular that the event will be a truly statewide event with games played in Devonport, Ulverstone, Launceston and two venues in Hobart.
“The Government believes that our support of the NBL Blitz is both an outstanding opportunity to expose Tasmania’s brand on a national and international stage but also an excellent vehicle to test the State’s appetite for high level basketball content while we consider the proposal to base a team in Tasmania full time.”