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NBL Blitz 2024: Gold Coast Awaits Excitement

Discover how the NBL Blitz is transforming the Gold Coast into a premier basketball hub in 2024.

NBL Blitz Returns to Gold Coast: Bigger and Better in 2024


  • Pre-Season Excitement: The NBL Blitz is back on the Gold Coast, running from September 7-14.
  • Global Spotlight: Over 40 NBA scouts attended last year, eyeing top international talent.
  • Community Impact: A boost for local economy and basketball enthusiasm.

Blitzing into 2024

The NBL is gearing up for another record-breaking pre-season event with the Blitz set to return to the Gold Coast this September. Fans across all 10 teams will get a first glimpse of their revamped squads, while the players refine their strategies for the upcoming season.

Scouting Grounds

Last year, the Gold Coast became a pivotal scouting ground, attracting over 40 NBA scouts. This spotlight highlighted the NBL’s Next Stars, including the highly touted number two draft pick, Alex Sarr. This year promises to be no different, with the event poised to draw an even larger international crowd.

> “We look forward to welcoming the exciting and competitive NBL Blitz back to the Gold Coast,” said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.

Ticket Time!

Set your alarms for July 22, as fans can pre-register for early access to snag the best seats at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium and Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre. General ticket sales kick off on July 24 via Ticketek, with children’s tickets starting at just $10.

Economic Slam Dunk

The Blitz isn’t just a sports event; it’s a significant economic player. Queensland Sport Minister Michael Healy highlighted its potential to become a permanent, economically boosting fixture.

> “The event looks set to become a permanent fixture on the calendar with the potential of providing a significant annual boost to the local economy,” Healy stated.

For the Love of Hoops

NBL COO, Vince Crivelli, emphasized the Blitz’s role in showcasing the region’s appetite for top-tier basketball, hinting at the potential for the Gold Coast to secure its own permanent team.

> “It can’t be underestimated how important the Blitz is for the global basketball market,” Crivelli noted.

A Global Stage

Experience Gold Coast CEO, John Warn, expressed pride in hosting the Blitz, which not only entertains local fans but also positions the Gold Coast as a premier sporting destination on the global map.

> “Not only does this action-packed tournament provide another great reason for families to visit the Gold Coast but it showcases our world-class sporting destination to a global audience of NBA scouts and fans,” said Warn.

Wrapping Up

With its blend of high-stakes sports action, economic impact, and community engagement, the NBL Blitz at the Gold Coast is set to be an unmissable event in 2024. Whether you’re a die-hard basketball fan or a newcomer to the sport, this tournament offers something for everyone.

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