Bulls To Face Magic In Mexico City On Dec. 13

Utah features Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio and reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert of France, while the Bulls' roster features two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest victor Zach LaVine and Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen.

The NBA announced on Tuesday that the Jazz, Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic will all play regular season games in Mexico City this winter. Two games will be played, but only three teams will go south of the border to participate, meaning one team will be playing in both games.

Following the conclusion of the NBA Mexico City Games 2020, the league will have played 32 games in Mexico since 1992.

And for the third straight year, a lousy-looking team will "host" the pair of games.

The Jazz last played in a preseason game at Mexico City versus Dallas on October 5, 2003, in front of a sellout crowd of 20,092 fans.

So, although this trip will mark the franchise's first regular-season game at this particular site, it certainly isn't uncharted territory for the organization. The NBA regular season schedule is expected to be released by the end of this week. It certainly helps in relation to the promotion of our ownership's interests in Amway, and that's certainly the case with Mexico City as Mexico is a growing market for the Amway Corporation. Donovan Mitchell and Co. will take on Aaron Gordon and the Magic at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico on December 15.

Chicago Bulls President and COO Michael Reinsdorf released a statement about today's news.

The NBA has started playing more and more games in Mexico City as the league looks to expand its footprint throughout the world. Now the Bulls will get their chance to experience the city as a host for one of their games.

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League.

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