NBA London 2019 tickets sell-out in 11 minutes

NBA London 2019 tickets have sold out (Photo: Ian Paterson)

Tickets for NBA London 2019 sold-out in a super-fast 11 minutes, once again showing the huge demand for the game in the UK and Europe.

Tickets, launched through the AXS website, went on general sale on Friday October 19 at 9am, with an online waiting room opening from 8.30am.

However, an update issued on the site at 9.11am confirmed that all tickets for the event had been sold, showcasing the draw of the NBA across the pond.

Fans lucky enough to grab a ticket at the first attempt – or via their pre-sale launch earlier this week, will now be looking forward to the game between the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks this coming January.

However, as has been the case in previous years, countless fans have been left disappointed in missing out, with calls for reform in the way tickets are sold for the event.

Unlucky fans will now be forced to choose between missing watching the event live, or face highly inflated ticket prices via re-sale websites – which already have seats listed well above face value.

Whilst the news will come as good reading to the NBA, the issue raises serious questions about the sale of NBA London tickets, with fans clearly unhappy with the way re-sellers can take advantage of the event.

For those happy to miss attending the clash, Sky Sports will be broadcasting the game live as part of their recent broadcasting deal with the league.

Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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