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NBA Still Considering Mexico City For Expansion

When the NBA decides it is ready for expansion, Seattle is widely expected to receive one of the franchises. The other city has been expected to be Las Vegas, but the NBA has acknowledged to Marc J. Spears of Andscape that Mexico City is also a potential candidate.

The NBA has expanded the G League into Mexico City this season with the Capitanes drawing 7,391 fans at Arena CDMX.

"Expansion is currently not on the docket, but at some point, if we were to turn to expansion, there's no doubt that Mexico City would have to be one the cities that would be in consideration along with a host of other very big and relevant cities in North America," NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum told Andscape. "One of the biggest challenges around international expansion has always been the travel issues, the facility issues. But there is a world-class facility in Mexico City in Arena CDMX, which is where we've been playing our games and our global games in Mexico. And that's actually the home of the G League team, the Capitanes. And so that's not an issue.

"And the travel is not an issue. It's a pretty short flight for several of our teams, particularly our Texas teams, our Florida teams, our New Orleans team. Arizona actually is a pretty short flight. So, those are all the kinds of things that we would take into consideration, and for those reasons you'd have to consider it. But again, I'd say it's not immediately on the docket right now."



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, Khareem Sudlow