Hungry Jack's NBL
Fans Get Sneak Peek in Blitz
There’ll be fresh faces, new line-ups and swinging changes as coaches and clubs rush to tune-up ahead of the home and away season during this year’s Hungry Jack’s NBL Blitz.
Fans will be given full access to see how their side is shaping up and who has been putting in the work in the off season, with tickets and streaming coverage of the warm-up tournament locked in.
Pre-season games tip-off on Saturday, November 13, with a double-header featuring Melbourne United v New Zealand Breakers and Sydney Kings v South East Melbourne Phoenix at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC).
It will be followed by the opening of the brand-new, world-class MyState Bank Arena in Hobart on November 14 when Adelaide 36ers face Cairns Taipans and Tasmania JackJumpers plays in front of their home fans against Brisbane Bullets. The NBL Blitz will launch the arena, which becomes the new home of Tasmanian sports and entertainment.
All games will be streamed live on Kayo Freebies allowing fans a first look at their teams ahead of the regular season start on December 3.
Kayo Freebies are free, and no credit card details are required to register and start streaming. Visit www.kayosports.com.au/freebies to register.
New Zealand will now play in the Victoria and New South Wales Blitz, after previously being scheduled to play in the Tasmania Blitz.
Tickets to the Hungry Jack’s NBL Blitz in Tasmania will be free of charge. The Hungry Jack’s NBL Pre-Season Blitz is supported by the Tasmanian Government.
JackJumpers members will get exclusive ticket access to the Tasmanian Blitz games today at 10am AEDT before general public tickets are released tomorrow at 10am AEDT. Tickets are available at www.nblblitz.com.au.
Ticketing details to the two Illawarra games at the WIN Entertainment Centre will be communicated soon via the club.
At this stage all games in Victoria will be played behind closed doors and streamed on Kayo Freebies.
The winner will be awarded the Loggins-Bruton Cup, while the tournament’s most outstanding player will win the Ray Borner Medal.
All games are worth a maximum of 7 points; 3 points are awarded to the winning team, with an additional point awarded to the side that wins each quarter. In the event a quarter is tied, both teams receive half of a point. If a game goes into overtime, no additional points are awarded.
The 36ers v Wildcats and JackJumpers v Taipans games on Friday November 26 will not count towards the Blitz standings.