The National Basketball League (NBL) has chosen Darwin as the location for its 2022 NBL Blitz pre-season tournament.
It will be the first time the prestigious sporting event is held in the Northern Territory capital, highlighting the city’s growing reputation as an enticing sports destination.
Following two years of COVID disruptions, The Blitz will return in its original format with all 10 NBL teams travelling to the Top End to compete in a total of 15 games across the eight-day tournament in September. It will feature the biggest stars in Australian basketball as well as showcase the skills of future star players.
The tournament is supported by the Northern Territory Government through the Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) and will also include the 3×3 Pro Hustle tournament at Darwin Waterfront.
“The Territory is an incredible destination with plenty to offer visitors. With so many games across eight days, it’s the ideal opportunity for interstaters to combine their love of basketball with some unique tourism experiences,” NTMEC chief executive officer Tim Watsford said.