New York, NY (Sports Network) - The NBA announced on Thursday that the New
Orleans Hornets and Orlando Magic will play a game in Mexico City in the 2012
The NBA and Zignia Live, an entertainment company in Mexico, announced a
multiyear partnership that includes the Hornets/Magic game which will take
place on October 7 at the brand-new Mexico City Arena.
"NBA Mexico Game is an important part of our 2012 international games schedule
and a great opportunity for us to connect with our fans in Mexico and across
Latin America," said NBA vice president of Latin America Philippe Moggio. "As
the most frequent international host for NBA games, Mexico will again provide
a great showcase for the game of basketball as the New Orleans Hornets and
Orlando Magic put on an exciting show for our passionate fans at the new
Mexico City Arena."
This game will be the 20th played in Mexico, and 18th in Mexico City. It
has hosted the most games played outside of either the United States or
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