Breakers heading to Hamilton to play in December
The SKYCITY Breakers will play their first Australian NBL regular season game in Hamilton on Friday 21 December at Claudelands Arena.
Tickets went on sale this week.
The round 10 fixture, against the Illawarra Hawks, will be the four-time champion’s third visit to the “Tron”, the previous fixtures having been pre-season warm up matches.
“We are thrilled to be heading down State Highway 1 to Hamilton for this game,’ says SKYCITY Breakers general manager, Dillon Boucher.
“Waikato is a strong basketball region with some of the leading secondary school teams in New Zealand and lots of dedicated SKYCITY Breakers fans.”
The game is being run in partnership with Waikato Country Basketball Association (WCBA), which caters for basketball outside Hamilton City. General manager Jeff Green said the visit by the team will include more than just the game.
“We are excited to be bringing New Zealand’s only fully professional basketball team to Waikato and to be able to show all the young and old basketball players and supporters what the best in the country look like.
“We are also grateful to the NZ Breakers management for working with us to present game tickets and a full coaching session for 500 lucky Waikato Country Basketball Junior players on the Saturday morning after the match.’
Key towns in the WCBA territory include: Taumarunui, Te Kuiti, Tokoroa, Morrinsville, Cambridge and Te Awamutu.