After successfully returning to overseas games last season, the PBA plans for more outings outside the country for its 45th season.
Last year in the Governors' Cup, the PBA had a back-to-back at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.
There, San Miguel Beer won a close game against NLEX before the Road Warriors turned around less than 24 hours later to stun Barangay Ginebra in overtime.
Following the PBA's annual Board meeting in Milan, Italy, the likely hosts for another out-of-the country PBA games are Riyadh, the USA, and Dubai once again.
For the provincial games, the 2020 Philippine Cup already has games schedule at Bataan, Cagayan De Oro, Panabo, Dipolog, and Iloilo.
However, with a number of out-of-town games set, the Christmas Day games will once again be out of the PBA's schedule for the third straight season.