Giannis effect: Spain sells out WiZink Center for match against Greece

2022-08-10 19:54
Credit: Federación Española de Baloncesto
Credit Federación Española de Baloncesto

The Spanish national team is set to host Greece in a friendly game tomorrow, August 11th, in the biggest basketball arena in the country, the WiZink Center, in hopes to revenge after being defeated by a hefty margin just days ago.

Real Madrid's arena is capable of seating 17,453 spectators during basketball matches. The Spanish Basketball Federation has announced that every single one of them has been sold out already.

Giannis Antetokounmpo broke his personal record for the Greek national team during the first match, scoring 31 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out 3 assists for 38 PIR in just over 20 minutes of play, leading his team to a comfortable 86-70 victory.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis  Antetokounmpo
Position: PF, SF
Age: 27
Height: 211 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: Athens, Greece

The Giannis effect is strong in his homeland. It is estimated that the Greek Basketball Federation will earn more than €1 million from selling tickets to friendly matches this summer alone.

The OAKA arena was roaring throughout the entire match, and we can expect the same thing back in Spain tomorrow as well.


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