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The NBA returns to Paris! The NBA Paris Game returns in January of 2023 (the first game in the French Capital since 2020), as historic Eastern Conference powerhouses the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls take the court at Accor Arena, where 17,000 fans can be expected to pack out the stands. France native Killian Hayes will be looking to stamp his authority on the game, particularly in the absence of star teammate Cade Cunningham, who is out for the rest of the season. The Bulls will be looking for household names Zach Lavine and Demar Derozan to lift the team and try their best to emulate the Chicago Bulls popularity from their famous tour of the city in 1997.

Whilst the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls are in Paris, the attention of the NBA will also be starting to turn towards the NBA All-Star break taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the first time in 30 years. The 3-day event is aways a spectacle for basketball fans, with the opportunity to witness the NBA All-Star Game, the Rising Stars Game, Dunk Contest, 3 Point Contest, Skills Challenge & more!

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Closer to home, the world’s premier mixed martial arts competition, the UFC returns to Australia for the first time since 2019, when it comes to Perth on Sunday February the 12th, with star Aussie Alexandar Volkanovski taking on Islam Makhachev, Robert Whittaker taking on Paulo Costa, and many more household names taking centre stage in the Octagon.

If there wasn’t enough action with the UFC on that weekend, arguably the biggest event in sports takes place that same weekend, the Super Bowl! The Super Bowl is taking place at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12th of 2023, and as always is set to be sporting spectacle to behold. Arizona has been a popular host for the event, with four Super Bowls being played there since 1996, and one as recently as 2015. The 2022-2023 NFL season is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable in years, and who knows who could be lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy in February. The Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, and Minnesota Vikings have to be the favourites at this point – but the Dallas Cowboys, San Fransico 49ers & Cincinnati Bengals aren’t far behind. Could this year surpass the famous Tom Brady comeback of 2017 for the New England Patriots against the Atlanta Falcons?

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Experience NBA, UFC & NFL LIVE in 2023!

In a year that is shaping up to unparalleled levels of sporting excitement, take a look at the Sportsnet travel packages below and start planning your sporting adventure in 2023. 

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2023 SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

Event Event Name Event Date Stadium City Status
1 NBA Paris Game 19 January, 2023 Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne Packages Available Now!
2 UFC 284 11 February 2023 – 13 February 2023 TBC TBC (NZ) Sold Out!
3 Super Bowl – NFL 12 February 2023 Numerous across France Numerous across France Packages Available Now!
4 NBA All-Star 17 February 2023 – 19 February 2023 Numerous across France Numerous across France Packages Available Now!

*Dates for all other future NBA Experiences events TBC

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