TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR FIBA AMERICUP 2021 QUALIFIER IN OSHAWA ON FEBRUARY 21
TORONTO, ONT. (January 15, 2020) - Canada Basketball announced today that the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Ontario will host Canada’s FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifier game in February.
Canada will face Dominican Republic on Friday, February 21 at 7:00 PM ET before travelling to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic for a rematch on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 PM ET. Fans can also catch the action live on DAZN.
Tickets are on sale now for as low as $13.95 for children. Tickets are available at the Tribute Communities Centre box office, 1-877-436-8811 and http://www.tributecommunitiescentre.com. Online and phone orders are subject to applicable fees.
In addition to the games, Canada Basketball, in partnership with Ontario Basketball Association (OBA), will also host clinics for both players and coaches. Additional details regarding both will be announced at a later date.
Teams will play each other twice, home and away, during the qualifying phase with three windows set for February 21-24 2020, November 2020 and February 2021.
The FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers will feature 16 teams from the Americas zone divided into four groups of four teams.
Canada is in Group C along with Cuba, Dominican Republic and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Group A consists of Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela; Group B includes Brazil, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay; and Group D includes Bahamas, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the USA.
The top three finishing teams in each Group will earn a qualifying berth in the FIBA AmeriCup 2021.
"We’re excited to have the chance to open the FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers at home in Oshawa. Hosting Dominican Republic at the Tribute Communities Centre will be yet another opportunity for Canadian fans to come out and support the Senior Men’s National Team and give them the homecourt advantage they deserve for proudly representing our country. The FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifiers will be an important first step in our goal to medal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 and the Paris 2024 Olympics.” – Glen Grunwald, President & CEO, Canada Basketball
“We are absolutely thrilled that FIBA and Canada Basketball have chosen Oshawa and the Tribute Communities Centre as the site for their upcoming FIBA AmeriCup 2021 Qualifier game on February 21. This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our city and venue, as well as provide a unique opportunity for the public to witness high-end, international basketball in their own backyard.” – Vince Vella, General Manager, Spectra at the Tribute Communities Centre
“Ontario is pleased to be hosting the FIBA AmeriCup Qualifier in Oshawa and to witness the growth of a deep pool of talent on the national level play right in our backyard. This will be a great opportunity to engage our youth basketball players from club teams in the area and across the province to see basketball played at the highest level and for them to aspire to represent Canada.” – Jason Jansson, Executive Director, Ontario Basketball Association
FIBA AMERICUP 2021 QUALIFIERS SCHEDULE:
February 21, 2020 - Canada vs. Dominican Republic (Oshawa, Ont.)
February 24, 2020 - Canada at Dominican Republic
November 26, 2020 - Canada at Cuba
November 29, 2020 - Canada at U.S. Virgin Islands
February 19, 2021 - Canada vs. Cuba (TBD)
February 22, 2021 - Canada vs. U.S. Virgin Islands (TBD)