SBL announces 2011-12 season schedules

Dacin Tigers and Taiwan Beer will meet in the opening game of the 2011-12 SBL season on Dec. 17 at Miaoli Dome in the central city of Miaoli, the Chinese Taipei Basketball Association announced.

For the first time, SBL games will be scheduled to play in the southern city of Greater Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city. The regular season games from Jan.6-8 will be played at Kaohsiung Dome with a capacity of over 10,000.

Each of the seven SBL teams will meet each other five times during the regular season with the top four teams advancing to the postseason.

No regular season games will be played in Taipei City however as there is no qualified arena in downtown Taipei to host the games. The four host cities are Miaoli, Greater Kaohsiung, Jhubei of Hsinchu County and Sinjhuang of New Taipei City.

According to the CTBA, the All-Star Game could be played at Jhubei and the playoffs could be played at the National Taiwan University Gymnasium and/or Sinjhuang Stadium.

Seven exhibition games will be played at Taipei Municipal Gymnasium between Dec. 6 and Dec. 8 with each team playing two games. The games will be free of charge.

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