Macau SAR, November 13, 2023 – East Asia Super League has agreed a sponsorship deal with Melco Resorts & Entertainment. The company’s integrated resort Studio City will be the venue to bring the 13th game of the 2023-24 season to a live audience in Macau on December 13, 2023, at Studio City Event Center.
Titled “Melco Style Presents: Clash of the Champions”, the match will present to audiences the best of East Asian basketball and sports entertainment through a face-off between two of the region’s biggest teams.
Philippines Basketball Association (PBA) team Meralco Bolts will play against the Japan B.LEAGUE’s Ryukyu Golden Kings.
The event is fully supported by the Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government to provide more diversified sports and leisure experiences for tourists visiting Macao. It also contributes to promoting the development of synergistic integration of the tourism and leisure industry with the sports industry.
“EASL is excited to be working with Melco Resorts & Entertainment to bring elite East Asian basketball back to the vibrant city of Macau,” said EASL CEO Matt Beyer. “We look forward to showing audiences the amazing venue at Studio City and the world-class skills and sportsmanship of these teams.”
“Melco is committed to delivering diversified world-class entertainment options to our guests,” said Mr. Kevin Benning, Senior Vice President, and Property General Manager of Studio City. “We are thrilled to be working with EASL to entertain sports fans with premier Asian basketball at Studio City as we strive to help enhance the competitiveness of Macau’s tourism industry through ‘tourism + sports’ integration.”
Tickets for “Melco Style Presents: Clash of the Champions” will go on sale November 17 at: www.studiocity-macau.com. Melco Style members enjoy an exclusive 20% discount.
The EASL 2023-24 season tipped off on Wednesday, October 11. The season features 24 home and away group stage games through to February 2024. The EASL Final Four in March 2024 will see the top four teams in the group stage compete over four games for the title of East Asian champion.
Live coverage of the EASL 2023-24 season is being broadcast and streamed globally on major television and streaming platforms including: U-NEXT in Japan, SPOTV in Korea and Southeast Asia, Cignal TV in the Philippines, Zhibo8 and other platforms in China, FIBA’s Courtside 1891 and EASL’s Facebook channel.
About Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited
Melco Resorts & Entertainment, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MLCO), is a developer, owner and operator of integrated resort facilities in Asia and Europe. The Company currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), an integrated resort located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated resort located in Cotai, Macau. Its business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company also majority owns and operates Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, a Philippine subsidiary of the Company currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreamsmanila.com), an integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. In Europe, the Company operates City of Dreams Mediterranean in Limassol in the Republic of Cyprus (www.cityofdreamsmed.com.cy). The Company also continues to operate three satellite casinos in other cities in Cyprus (the "Cyprus Casinos”). For more information about the Company, please visit www.melco-resorts.com.
Melco Resorts & Entertainment is majority owned by Melco International Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, which is in turn majority owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.