Tickets go on sale Friday for Olympic qualifier in Victoria

Canada men's basketball team looking for first trip to Summer Games since 2000

Canada Basketball announced today that ticket packages for the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments 2020 hosted in Victoria will go on sale at 10:00 am Friday. 

The tournament runs June 23 - June 28 and the winner will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

Nine-game ticket packages can be purchased online through selectyourtickets.com.For more information, please visit 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.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

June 23: 

Group A - Game 1: Greece versus Canada

Group B - Game 2: Uruguay versus Turkey

June 24: 

Group A - Game 3: Canada versus China

Group B - Game 4: Turkey versus Czech Republic

June 25: 

Group A - Game 5: China versus Greece

Group B - Game 6: Czech Republic versus Uruguay

June 27:

Game 7: Semifinal game #1 (1st A versus 2nd B)

Game 8: Semifinal game #2 (1st B versus 2nd A)

June 28: 

Final: (Winner Game 7 versus Winner Game 8) with winner advancing to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (July 24 – August 92020)

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 looking to return to the Olympics for the first time since 2000.

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