MIES (Switzerland) – The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will move another step closer to becoming a reality today, with tickets for the global showcase in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia going on sale.
With the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Qualifiers just finishing its second window of games, fans of international basketball can now also look forward to securing tickets for the big event from August 25 to September 10, 2023.
A variety of packages for the Group Phase of the World Cup are available to buy online starting today, March 1, in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. The tickets can be purchased at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Tickets website (tickets.worldcup.basketball).
Registered members of the ‘Win For All’ team have had the chance to buy tickets beforehand, starting February 27, in the three host countries.
The packages include a ‘Follow My Team’ Pass for both Japan and the Philippines, covering all five games of the respective qualified co-hosts in the Group Phase. Additionally, in Indonesia, a Venue Pass is available, covering all 12 games of the Group Phase in Jakarta.
Indonesia has not yet qualified for the 2023 World Cup, needing a top-eight finish in the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup 2022 in July to lock in a spot for their first-ever World Cup. Should Indonesia qualify, there will be ‘Follow My Team’ Passes available for Indonesia in the Group Phase.
“We are thrilled to reach this important milestone on the journey to our flagship event. This ticket launch is a great moment for fans wanting to attend the games in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia. As basketball continues to rise in popularity across the globe, all of us are looking forward to having sell-out crowds come August 2023,” said FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis.
The Group Phase games will be played at the Okinawa Arena in Okinawa, Japan, the Jakarta Arena in the Indonesian capital, and the Smart-Araneta Coliseum and SM Mall of Asia Arena in Metro Manila, Philippines. The Final Stage will be played at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, Philippines.
Manuel V. Pangilinan, FIBA Central Board Member and SBP Chairman Emeritus, said: “The giants of basketball are coming to our homecourt. Let us support our very own Gilas Pilipinas as they stand tall against the world’s best teams. Register to get your FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Team Pass and be part of our historic hosting of this global event.”
“We are starting to feel the excitement from the fans here in Japan. We hope that basketball fans around the world will take the opportunity to visit the beautiful islands of Okinawa and be part of this prestigious event,” said Yuko Mitsuya, FIBA Central Board Member and President of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Organizing Committee of Japan.
Erick Thohir, IOC Member and FIBA Central Board Member from Indonesia, said: “We are really looking forward to seeing some extraordinary on-court action from the world’s best teams in next year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup. Indonesian basketball fans enthusiastically welcome the Venue Pass tickets and look forward to welcoming fans from across the globe to Jakarta next year.”
‘Win For All’ team members have a number of other exclusive benefits besides early access to ticket purchases. They can also receive updates about future ticket news around their favorite team. Those interested can register here.
Further sales releases for finals tickets in the Philippines will come in August 2022 to mark the one-year countdown to the FIBA World Cup tip-off. Day passes as well as single-game tickets will then become available in 2023.