NBL Teams Up With Aus Open For A Blockbuster Night In Sport

Two sports in one night.

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If you're keen on catching some basketball, tomorrow night might be your best bet.

The NBL is teaming up with Tennis Australia to allow fans to catch some elite basketball and tennis on the same day.

Fans can purchase a ticket to watch Melbourne United taking on Cairns Taipans at Hisense Arena, which also grants them a ground pass to the Australian Open for the day so they can catch some tennis.

Melbourne United normally vacates Hisense Arena for the two weeks over the Australian Open, but instead the sports have combined.

NBL chief executive Jeremy Loeliger is thrilled for fans to have the opportunity to catch both sports.

“We are excited to be part of Australia’s biggest sporting event and for fans to have the chance to watch world-class tennis and basketball on the same day,” he said.

“We are expecting the AO Game to be a sellout so we urge fans to get their tickets quickly and come along and enjoy a great day at the tennis, followed by a night at the basketball.”

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley was looking forward to the event.

“This is a unique opportunity to showcase two of the world’s biggest sports in one location on one day and our fans are the big winners,” Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said.

“Working with the NBL we have been able to schedule the AO Game in the second week of the Australian Open to give everyone a chance to enjoy both sports in the one precinct at great value."

Failing that, you can always catch the NBL on Fox Sports form 7:30pm.

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