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.