December 13, 2023 – Studio City Event Center, Macau - East Asia Super League (EASL) and Melco Resorts & Entertainment have revealed an extensive line-up of fan engagement and community outreach activities around the upcoming event “Melco Style Presents: Clash of the Champions”.
The centerpiece of the collaboration remains the Meralco Bolts vs. Ryukyu Golden Kings EASL 2023-24 Season game on December 13 (next Wednesday), staged at Studio City Event Center, part of the Studio City integrated resort in Macau.
At a press conference on Tuesday, December 5, EASL and Melco Resorts & Entertainment officially announced activities taking place around the game, including:
Saturday, December 9 – A basketball clinic with Philippine ex-professionals Sol Mercado and Jay Washington at Falcons Basketball Club
Sunday, December 10 – An event with FILCAM, the Filipino Community Alliance in Macau, in collaboration with the local Philippine Consulate General
Tuesday, December 12 – An event at Macao Sam Yuk Middle School, featuring the Meralco Bolts team; school students; Macao Special Olympics team members; and Melco basketball team volunteers.
“Developing Young Athletes” – a Q&A for local youth coaches with Meralco Bolts Head Coach Luigi Trillo, at Seer Arena, Studio City
Wednesday, December 13 – GAMEDAY: Meralco Bolts vs. Ryukyu Golden Kings at Studio City Event Center, tipping off at 7 p.m. local time. The evening’s entertainment includes:
A recording of the press conference is available to watch here. The passcode to access the recording is: !fu6lz1=
The plans underscore the aligned ambitions of Melco Resorts & Entertainment and EASL to provide visitors and fans with wide-ranging entertainment experiences.
Kevin Benning, Senior Vice President of Melco Resorts & Entertainment and Property General Manager of Studio City, said, “The game marks a significant milestone in Melco’s continuous efforts to diversify Macau's tourism offerings through the integration of ‘Tourism + Sports’. By hosting international sporting competitions of this calibre, we aim to provide both the residents of Macau and our valued visitors with a more diverse range of tourism and entertainment experiences.”
Henry Kerins, Co-Founder of EASL, said, “‘Melco Style Presents: Clash of the Champions’ will showcase a key part of the EASL vision – the commitment to make our games more than just four quarters of great basketball. The biggest and best sports events in the world today provide fans with multi-layered experiences, including great dining, spectacular event production, music, and entertainment before and after the event. Around next week’s game, we have a great line-up of additional activations and activities.”
“Melco Style Presents: Clash of the Champions” is fully supported by the Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government which is working to provide more diversified sports and leisure experiences for tourists visiting Macau.
Tickets for “Melco Style Presents: Clash of the Champions” are on sale now. Members of Melco Style enjoy an exclusive 20 percent discount.