In 2019, the NBA and the G-League announced that the latter would expand to Mexico City.
The team, Capitanes, will be the 29th G-League program and the first based outside the United States or Canada, and are expected to begin their first season of play when the G-League season kicks off in the fall. .
However, the team will not play their inaugural season in Mexico as previously planned.
Due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Capitanes will play their games in the United States in existing league markets, according to longtime NBA insider Marc Stein
The Mexico City Capitanes of the G League will be based in Fort Worth for training and accommodation purposes for the 2021-22 season and will play all games in their first @nbagleague season in existing league markets, according to league sources.
– Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 13, 2021
The Capitanes will be members of the G-League for at least the next five years and, when the game returns to Mexico, will play their home games at Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera in Mexico City.