Tickets now on sale for Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors and Toronto Raptors vs. Lottomatica Roma
Posted Jul 30 2007 11:54AM
-- NBA Europe Live Presented by EA SPORTS™ tips off with game at Palalottomatica --
PARIS, June 1, 2007– Tickets for the games in Rome between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors on Oct. 6 and the Toronto Raptors and Lottomatica Roma on Oct. 7 as part of NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™ are now on sale the NBA and Euroleague Basketball announced today.
Tickets for the games to be played at the Palalottomatica can be purchased through the LIS website, www.listicket.it, via the LIS call center, 199 109 783 (or +39 06 370 0106 from outside Italy), and at all authorized LIS sales points. Tickets can also be purchased on line at www.comitatoromanba.it. Ticket prices range from 30€, 70€, 100€ for each individual game or 55€, 120€, 180€ for 2-game package. The Boston Celtics vs. Toronto Raptors game on Oct. 6 will tip off at 20h30 with the Toronto Raptors vs. Lottomatica Roma game on Oct. 7 scheduled to tip-off at 18h30.
The event will signal a return home for Andrea Bargnani of the Toronto Raptors who hails from Italy. The first European to have been selected with the number one pick in the NBA Draft, direct from Europe, Bargnani is a key member of the Raptors and this will mark his first trip to Italy with his NBA team. The Raptors will also conduct training camp in Treviso, Sep. 29 – Oct. 4.
The Boston Celtics, making their first ever trip to the Italian capital are led by five-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce and include the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Champion Gerald Green. Italian fans will also be eager to see the newest addition to the Celtics who this year have the fifth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. The Celtics will be based in Rome for training camp before facing off against the Raptors on Oct. 6.
NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™, will see the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors travel to a total of six Europe cities in four countries, this autumn. The Spanish cities of Madrid and Malaga together with London, England and the Turkish city of Istanbul will play host to the 2007 NBA Europe Live Tour. After this years' event, NBA teams will have played 41 games in 15 cities throughout Europe over the past two decades. The inaugural NBA Europe Live visited seven cities in five countries and drew more than 36 million viewers, 115,000 spectators, and 18 marketing partners in October 2006.
NBA Europe Live presented by EA SPORTS™ currently has the following official marketing partners; EA SPORTS, adidas, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority (LVCVA), Champion, Powerade and GameStop and one official supplier, Spalding. Local partners include Lottomatica, Il Corriere dello Sport and Poste Italiane.
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