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Let us all welcome the FIBA Evaluation Commission Inspection Team as they inspect possible venues for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Basketball Venues that will be inspected includes the Philippine Arena, Smart Araneta Coliseum, Mall of Asia Arena and 2 more venues to be developed soon: SM Cebu Arena and Solaire Arena.
FIBA Evaluation Commission Inspection Team Members
Philippines is one of the 6 countries being considered to host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the other countries in the shortlist are China, Germany, France, Qatar and Turkey. The 6 candidates can also be considered as hosts for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
Timeline of Selection of Host for 2019 FIBA World Cup
Dec 15-16, 2014 – Meeting in FIBA Headquarters in Geneva for the 6 candidates
Jan 2015 – Site visit with FIBA Officials in the 6 countries
KIA Sorento defeated Blackwater Elite, 80-66 in the 1st game of the PBA 40th Season at the Philippine Arena. LA Revilla led KIA with 23 points, KIA Playing Coach Manny Pacquiao played in his first PBA game did not score in 6 minutes of play.
In the second game, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel won against Talk N Text Tropang Texters, 101-81 led by Japeth Aguilar with 18 points, 18 rebounds and 5 blocks.
KIA vs Blackwater Scores
The 40th Season of the Philippine Basketball Association starts on October 19, 2014, 1:30pm at the biggest indoor arena in the World, the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan which can seat 50,000 PBA Fans.
First matchup of the 2014-2015 Philippine Cup will be the 2 new teams in the PBA: Kia Sorento vs Blackwater Elite at 3pm to be followed by Talk N Text Tropang Texters vs Barangay Ginebra San Miguel at 5:15pm.
Which teams are you excited to see play in the new PBA season?