FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2020
June 23 - June 28
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 FOR VICTORIA FIBA OLYMPIC QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT
Team Canada to face #7 ranked Greece in opening matchup
VICTORIA, B.C., CANADA (January 28, 2020) – Canada Basketball announced today that ticket packages for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 hosted in Victoria, B.C. will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. PST on Friday, January 31st. The tournament runs June 23 – June 28 and the winner of the tournament will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.
Nine-game ticket packages can be purchased online through www.selectyourtickets.com or in-person at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre box office (1925 Blanshard Street, Victoria B.C).
For more information, please visit http://vic2020.basketball.ca. Single game tickets will be available at a later date.
Canada will face Greece and China in Group A, while Uruguay, Czech Republic and Turkey have been drawn into Group B.
Each team will play the other two teams in its own group (two games for each team). The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals. The two semifinal winners will advance to the winner-takes-all final for the remaining Olympic spot.
All games will be played at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre – tip-off times will be announced soon.
Nine-game ticket packages range from $270.00 CAD ($30.00 CAD per game) plus service charges to $1,350.00 CAD ($150.00 CAD per game) plus service charges. Two dollars CAD from each ticket is dedicated to the tournament’s not-for-profit legacy fund to be reinvested in the promotion of sport development, social, cultural, economic and community development enhancements in Victoria and across the Capital Region.
Group A – Game 1: Greece versus Canada
Group B – Game 2: Uruguay versus Turkey
Group A – Game 3: Canada versus China
Group B – Game 4: Turkey versus Czech Republic
Group A – Game 5: China versus Greece
Group B – Game 6: Czech Republic versus Uruguay
Game 7: Semifinal game #1 (1st A versus 2nd B)
Game 8: Semifinal game #2 (1st B versus 2nd A)
Final: (Winner Game 7 versus Winner Game 8) with winner advancing to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (July 24 – August 9, 2020).
In addition to Canada (Victoria), the National Federations of Croatia (Split), Lithuania (Kaunas) and Serbia (Belgrade) will also host FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournaments.
Canada is currently ranked 21st in the world based on the FIBA World Ranking Presented by NIKE and is looking to return to the Olympics for the first time since 2000.
Detailed event information, including game times, community celebrations, and volunteer information will be announced in the coming weeks. To stay up to date with event news and information, please follow @canadabasketball on Facebook and Twitter and @CanBball on Twitter.
ABOUT CANADA BASKETBALL
Canada Basketball is the National Sporting Organization for the sport of Basketball in Canada. Canada Basketball is respected worldwide and is recognized by the International Amateur Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Government of Canada as the sole governing body of the sport of amateur basketball in Canada. Canada Basketball, a not-for-profit organization, represents all basketball interests, provides leadership, coordination and direction in all areas of the sport of basketball.
ABOUT FRIENDS OF VICTORIA BASKETBALL SOCIETY
The Friends of Victoria Basketball Society (Friends of Victoria Basketball), a not-for- profit society, is the local organizing committee responsible for the planning and delivery of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament and related celebrations. In addition to delivering a world-class international event, the Friends of Victoria Basketball will be working to ensure that this exciting opportunity also generates tangible legacies in Victoria and across the Capital Region in the form of sport development, social, cultural, economic and community development enhancements. Chaired by Clint Hamilton, Director of Athletics and Recreation at the University of Victoria, the Friends of Victoria Basketball is represented by members of the local sport and business communities.
Media can download approved images and b-roll at bit.ly/Vic2020MediaGallery.
TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020 – SUNDAY, JUNE 28,2020
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE – VICTORIA, BC
TICKET PACKAGES ON SALE FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st @ 10:00 A.M.
Tickets available at www.selectyourtickets.com.
Charge by Phone 250-220-7777
Tickets packages also available at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Box Office
Tickets packages (incl. GST) $270, $450, $675, $1125, $1350
(plus service charges)
**ALL AGES / RESERVED SEATING**
For Tickets call (250) 220-7777
Methods of Payment:1) Cash
Random Line-Up/Lottery Draw Policy for Select Your Ticket On Sales:
Upon arrival please wait to receive a numbered ticket. Tickets will be handed out starting 90 minutes prior to the on-sale time until 35 minutes prior to the on-sale time. Once you’ve received a numbered ticket, you are not required to remain on the premises; however you must be present 30 minutes prior to the on sale time for the random ticket draw. 30 minutes prior to the on-sale a number will be drawn and that person will become first in line with all those numbers after that lining up sequentially behind. Those that have a number that precedes the first number drawn will go to the end of the line. This process is to ensure consumer fairness.
Once you have your position in line please have your method of payment ready.
Purchasing online at www.selectyourtickets.com is the recommended method of purchase for this or any show at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Thank you for your patronage.
Box Office Information
With head office in Vancouver, RG Arenas is a division of RG Properties. RG Arenas manage and/or own facilities in Kelowna, Greater Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia
For more information contact:
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centreinfo@saveonfoodsmemorialcentre.com
Select Your Ticketsinfo@selectyourtickets.com
The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre has dedicated accessible seating areas available for guests with disabilities. Accessible seating is located at various vantage points in the arena, depending on the type of event and seating configuration. One attendant/companion ticket may be sold with each accessible ticket, based on availability.
Guests can contact the Select Your Tickets box office at 250-220-7789 for information regarding the availability of accessible seating.
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