Miami Heat and Washington Wizards to play regular-season game in Mexico City on Nov. 2


The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live are thrilled to announce that the Miami Heat and Washington Wizards will face off in a regular-season game at the Arena CDMX in Mexico City on Saturday, November 2nd. This marks the league’s 33rd game in Mexico since 1992, making it one of the most popular destinations for NBA games outside of the US and Canada.

The matchup coincides with the traditional “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) celebrations in Mexico, which will be showcased through various in-arena activations and fan engagement initiatives. The Heat, featuring six-time NBA All-Star Jimmy Butler and three-time NBA All-Star Bam Adebayo, will be making their third appearance in Mexico. The Wizards, with NBA champions Kyle Kuzma and Jordan Poole, as well as 2024 Panini Rising Stars selection Bilal Coulibaly, will be playing their fourth game in Mexico.

The game will air live on ESPN and NBA League Pass, reaching fans in over 200 countries and territories on television, digital media, and social media. The league and its partners will also conduct NBA Cares community outreach initiatives, Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA youth basketball development programming, and interactive activities to engage youth and fans in Mexico City.

The game will be supported by a roster of marketing partners, including AT&T, Betcris, Emirates, Hennessy, Michelob Ultra, Nike, and Tissot. Fans can register their interest in tickets and receive access to an exclusive ticket pre-sale starting July 10th and 11th at

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Executive quotes:

Raul Zarraga, NBA Mexico Senior Vice President and Managing Director: “Bringing the Heat and Wizards to Mexico City next season in conjunction with ‘Día los Muertos’ will mark another special milestone in the NBA Global Show Partners.  The game and surrounding events will serve as the ultimate celebration of the NBA for fans in Mexico and across Latin America.”

Zignia Live Director Alejandro Arce Saldívar: “We are grateful to the NBA for the trust they have placed in us to bring the best basketball in the world to Mexico. We are confident that fans will have a unique experience at Arena CDMX.”

Eric Woolworth, HEAT Group’s Business Operations President: “We are excited to return to Mexico City and bring Miami’ s HEAT to the passionate fans of such a vibrant city.”

Michael Winger, Monumental Basketball’s President: “We are delighted at the opportunity to represent the NBA and Washington, D.C. in these Global Games and are proud that our team reflects the growing globalization of the league.”

Source: NBA