A phoenix rising – South East Melbourne Phoenix
Ready for some thrilling basketball? The South East Melbourne Phoenix were the ninth team added to Australia’s National Basketball League and have quickly made a name for themselves in the NBL. With players hailing from Australia, the United States, and even Guam and South Sudan, the Phoenix are sure to delight basketball fans of all ages around the world. Get your tickets to see the South East Melbourne Phoenix through StubHub today!
The NBL expansion
The National Basketball League announced its plans to add another franchise and expand the league in 2018. The NBL proceeded to sell a franchise licence to Romie Chaudhar, co-owner of Swansea City, in July of that year. One month later, Tommy Greer, a former Melbourne Tigers player, was appointed as general manager of the new team. Soon after, Simon Mitchell was named as the head coach. Finally, in November, the club’s name, logo and colours were revealed.
The Phoenix are based in Melbourne, Victoria (in the South East region, as their name suggests). Their practice court is the State Basketball Centre and home games are played at the Melbourne Arena. They began NBL play in the 2019–20 season as the ninth team to join the National Basketball League. Their logo – a fireball of spinning flames and feathers – is modern and striking. The team colours are ash grey (symbolic of the phoenix rising from the ashes) and striking centurion green, a nod to South East Melbourne’s picturesque green hills. All in all, the club’s name and logo symbolize the rebirth of the sport of basketball in South East Melbourne. Melbourne basketball fans were thrilled by the addition of the franchise and began flocking to see the club play – and so should you! Only at a Phoenix game will you feel the spirit and experience the talent of this team.
Tickets are available now!
Basketball lovers, you will gladly eat up the thrills served up by this spectacular team! Come and cheer on the National Basketball League's ninth franchise – find tickets to see the South East Melbourne Phoenix play on StubHub now. Bought tickets already but can’t make the game? No problem! You can sell them right on StubHub’s website – it’s quick and easy. You can also find tons of tickets to National Basketball League games, including the New Zealand Breakers, the Perth Wildcats and the Brisbane Bullets. Don’t hold off – get your South East Melbourne Phoenix tickets now!