Earlier this month we shared that the NBA G League would come to Walt Disney World. Find out the new scheduled dates for play and also how this may affect your upcoming Disney vacation.
NBA Returning to the Magic
Earlier this month an official release shared, “The NBA G League announced today that 18 teams, including 17 NBA G League teams and G League Ignite, will take to the court in February at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, FL The top eight teams will advance to a single-elimination playoff.
NBA fans were excited to learn that play would once again return. Check out this initial announcement HERE.
Today the NBA G League shared the official game and telecast schedule for 2021. This schedule includes 18 teams composed of 17 NBA G League teams and the NBA G League Unite.
Each of these teams will play 15 games which is represented in the 135 game schedule. The schedule of play will begin on February 10th and end on March 6th. After these scheduled games, the top eight teams will advance to a single-elimination playoff.
This final round of play will begin on March 8th. The NBA G Final will be streamed on YouTube TV on March 11th.
Scheduled Play will begin February 10th with the NBA G Final streaming on March 11th.
Contributing to the Magic
ESPN shared that NBA teams have been asked to contribute between $400,000-$500,000 for this playing schedule. This will help offset the cost of daily COVID-19 testing, food, and medical care.
During the NBA’s last visit to the “Most Magical Place on Earth” many shared that their food was less than “magical.” Check out their complaints HERE. These NBA contributions may assist a more magical food service.
NBA Teams have been asked to contribute $400,000-$500,000 for this playing schedule.
How will this affect your Disney Trip?
Play for these games will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. During the last tournament play, NBA players were housed separately from Disney Resort Guests creating the “Disney Bubble.”
Unfortunately, it has still not been announced which Resorts will be used to create the new “Disney Bubble.” Check out this great article that shares which Resorts may be affected and how this may impact your future Disney vacation.
Disney Resorts to be included in the “Disney Bubble” for NBA players has not been announced yet.
We will continue to share additional updates when they become available.
What do you think of the NBA’s return to Walt Disney World? Do you think this may affect Disney Guests more than in the initial Park reopening? Which Resorts do you think will be affected? Share your thoughts with us on our Facebook Page.