The Auckland Huskies will be known as Sky Tower Auckland Huskies for a further two years.

The iconic Auckland landmark has committed to the Auckland basketball franchise for the next two seasons, as well as signing on as the Naming Rights sponsor for the Auckland Huskies 3×3 team.

“We were ecstatic to have Sky Tower as our naming rights sponsor for the 2021 Sal’s NBL season and couldn’t be more pleased to have them back on board for 2022, 2023 and our upcoming 3×3 season,” said Huskies General Manager Matt Lacey. 

“To have such a recognised and reputable organisation backing the Huskies is a tremendous boost for basketball in Auckland and the pathway we are creating.

“Reaching the NBL semi-finals in our first full season in the National League is not only testament to the work of the players and coaches but also the great support we have received from our family of sponsors.”


“The continued support of SkyCity with the Sky Tower sponsorship is a significant step for the Huskies franchise and a huge boost for our fans and players alike,” added Lacey.

Chief Operating Officer Callum Mallett says he is proud to confirm a two-year extension to SkyCity’s sponsorship of the Sky Tower Auckland Huskies.

“Our partnership with the Auckland Huskies has exceeded expectations on and off the court. It has been a thrilling season to be a part of and we’re looking forward to continuing to support the team and watch them reach new heights in the coming seasons,” says Mallett.

NBL General Manager Justin Nelson has seen the partnership grow and is excited by what an extension means for the Huskies and the NBL.

“This is outstanding news. Sky Tower is an iconic part of the Auckland landscape and is a perfect fit for the Auckland Huskies, so it is very pleasing to hear the partnership is extending, and also now including our NBL 3X3 season.”

“Across New Zealand we are starting to see more commercial partners recognising the value in our NBL teams. The Huskies are another great example of an NBL organisation that is focused on the fans, their game day delivery is first class and their supporter base has quickly grown.”

“To have Sky Tower commit for future years is a glowing endorsement that both the Huskies and Sky Tower are determined to keep growing basketball across the Auckland region, which I’m sure all basketball fans are excited to see.

The Sky Tower Auckland Huskies will round out the 2021 season in Porirua this week when the Sal’s NBL play-offs are held at the Te Rauparaha Arena on Thursday July 22 and Friday July 23. The Huskies take on the Wellington Saints on Thursday night at 6pm in the first semi-final.