USA Basketball and MGM Resorts International have announced an expanded, multi-year partnership starting this July with MGM Resorts in Las Vegas being the official training camp home for the men’s and women’s national teams ahead of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo.
MGM Resorts also will become the Official Integrated Resorts Partner of USA Basketball and an Official USA Basketball Exhibition Tour Partner.
“USA Basketball is proud to expand its partnership with MGM Resorts,” said Jim Tooley, USA Basketball chief executive officer. “We’re excited to bring our national teams to their properties as we prepare for the challenging competition that lies ahead this summer. Training camps are such an important foundation for our preparation and having such a strong commitment from MGM positions us for great success.”
It will host four additional countries in Las Vegas for a series of U.S. men’s and women’s national team exhibition games between July 10–18. The U.S. men will play games on July 10 against Nigeria, July 12 and July 16 against Australia, July 13 against Argentina and July 18 against Spain. The U.S. women will play July 16 against Australia and July 18 against Nigeria.
Health and safety protocols will be in place including mandatory and regular COVID-19 PCR testing administered to athletes, coaches, officials and staff in accordance with FIBA and USA Basketball recommendations and CDC guidelines.
“This expanded partnership will allow us to showcase our resorts as we host multiple USA Basketball games at Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay, as well as a variety of USA Basketball-related activities,” said Lance Evans, senior vice president of MGM Resorts, Sports. “We look forward to offering hoops fans another reason to visit the Sports Capital of the World.”