Dubai Coca-Cola Arena to host its first basketball tournament

The Philippines Basketball Association is coming to Dubai for a two-day extravaganza

Dubai Coca-Cola Arena to host its first basketball tournament

If you’re ready for the champions of the Philippines Basketball Association (PBA) to shoot all the hoops and slam those dunks, the Coca-Cola Arena is the place to be.

The biggest teams in the PBA, Barangay Ginebra, NLEX road warriors and San Miguel Beermen, will play part of their hugely-anticipated season games at the Coca-Cola Arena, and tickets are available right now.

Kick off on Friday October 4 and running until Saturday 5, the arena’s first-ever sporting event will see the biggest names from the association, including PBA star and five-time MVP, June Mar Fajardo, play their first official PBA game in the Middle East.

The first match on Friday will see San Miguel Beermen take on NLEX Road Warriors after pre-games and shoot arounds take place from 4pm, before the main action at 10pm.

Then on Saturday, NLEX will be pitted against the locally supported Barangay Ginebra, from 10pm onwards. Keifer Ravena will lead the pack for NLEX Road Warriors, with Asi Taulava, Poy Erram, Larry Fonacier, Cyrus Baguio and Kevin Alas.

San Miguel Beermen will be joined by Christian Standhardinger, Arwind Santos, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, Chris Ross and the newest member, Terrence Romeo.

There’s plenty of big shows to look forward to in the meantime, including The 1975 on Wednesday August 14 and everyone’s favourite Irish boyband, Westlife on Thursday August 29.

Think that’s all? Californian rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing a huge gig in Abu Dhabi in September. Check it all out right here.

If you fancy a bit of basketball yourself along with plenty of other activities, you’ll want to see all the activities announced for Dubai Sports World 2019.

For now, it’s all about those slam dunks.
From Dhs100. Fri Oct 4-Sat Oct 5, doors open 1pm. Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk. Get your tickets on or

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