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Bucharest to host FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup 2018

The fourth edition of the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup will be staged in Bucharest, Romania on September 14-16, 2018.

The Romanian capital will play host to the most important 3×3 national team competition in Europe for a record third time in four editions, cementing its legacy as one of the capitals of 3×3.

Romania shined in previous editions: men won gold in 2014 while women struck silver in 2016.

The event will be hosted by the Romanian Basketball Federation and organized by Sport Arena Streetball.

The exact venue will be announced at a later date.

Fifty-nine teams (men and women combined) from 33 countries have registered to earn their ticket to the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup, a significant growth compared to last year’s edition.

In 2017, 46 teams from 26 countries participated.

These teams will compete in one of the three qualifiers held in Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) on June 23-24, Poitiers (France) on June 29-30 and Constanta (Romania) on June 30 – July 1.

Twelve men’s teams and 12 women’s teams will compete in Bucharest on September 14-16.

Russia’s women and Latvia’s men are the reigning European champions following their heroics in Amsterdam, Netherlands on July 7-9, 2017.

Source: www.fiba.basketball
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FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2018 to be played in world’s largest indoor arena

MANILA – The 55,000-capacity Philippine Arena will be the venue of the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2018 in Manila, Philippines on June 8-12.

The two previous Manila-based FIBA 3×3 events – in the SM Megamall and the Robinsons Place Mall for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour in 2014 and 2015 – drew such an unprecedented crowd that the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2018 will be held in the world’s largest indoor arena.

Inaugurated in July 21, 2014, the state-of-the-art Philippine Arena is located just outside Manila, in Ciudad de Victoria.

On October 27, 2017, 54,083 fans set a new attendance record for Game Seven of the PBA Governor’s Cup Finals.

The Philippine Arena will also be one of the venues of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

Source: www.fiba.basketball
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