GB Senior Men to Head to Glasgow for Final Two Home Qualifiers

British Basketball have announced they will stage their final two home qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Glasgow next year.

The Emirates Arena will stage the games against Estonia on June 29th 2018, while Israel will be the visitors on July 2nd.

“It will be thrilling to see Kieron Achara lead out Great Britain in Glasgow next summer, to complete the first round of World Cup qualification,” British Basketball Chief Executive Lisa Wainwright commented.

“We hope the Scottish public will come out and support us.”

Alan Milner, Head of Sport at Glasgow Life, added:

“We can’t wait to welcome these two games to Glasgow, and we’re looking forward to meeting visitors from across the UK as well as Israel and Estonia.

“The Emirates Arena already enjoys a successful relationship with basketball fans of the Glasgow Rocks and I’m sure the city will get behind these two home qualifiers next summer.”

The campaign to qualify for China in 2019 will begin at the Leicester Arena next month, when Greece play GB on Friday November 24th.

The decision to head to Glasgow follows a competitive tender process and following British Basketball’s stated strategy to take more internationals to different parts of the country.

Just over 2 miles from the centre of Glasgow, the Arena is the regular home of the Glasgow Rocks and was a major part of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The top three from Group H will qualify for next season’s Second Stage of qualifiers.

To purchase tickets via www.ticketmaster.com or for group bookings by calling 0116 266 3339. A Pre-Sale offering 33% off tickets is on sale now for both the Estonia game and the Israel game with tickets going on General Sale at 9am on Wednesday 25th October.

Great Britain’s FIBA World Cup 2019 Qualifying Schedule

Friday November 24, Great Britain v Greece, Leicester Arena
Monday November 27, Estonia v Great Britain, TBC
Thursday February 22 2018, Israel v Great Britain, TBC
Sunday February 25 2018, Greece v Great Britain, TBC
Friday June 29 2018, Great Britain v Estonia, Emirates Arena, Glasgow
Monday July 2 2018, Great Britain v Israel, Emirates Arena, Glasgow

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