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EuroBasket 2015 courts unveiled
MUNICH (EuroBasket 2015) - FIBA, FIBA Europe and Connor Sports on Monday unveiled the five custom-made official courts to be used at EuroBasket 2015 (5-20 September).
The courts, created on the portable QuickLock™ wooden surface, feature a special design for each of the five EuroBasket venues - Berlin, Germany; Zagreb, Croatia; Riga, Latvia; Montpellier and Lille, France – using the official tournament colours of each host nation.
This is the second FIBA event in which each competition venue will feature tailor-made courts.
"For the first time in the event's history, EuroBasket 2015 will take place in four countries and five arenas," said FIBA Europe President Turgay Demirel. "These courts capture the unique energy of this tournament and they will be the perfect setting for this unparalleled basketball excitement."
FIBA Europe Regional Director Kamil Novak added: "One of the things that captured the imagination of the audience in last year's World Cup was undoubtedly those beautiful courts. It was without any hesitation that we agreed to produce the courts for this year's EuroBasket, in the hope that they will work in a similar fashion for our event, too."
Connor Sports is part of Connor Sports Court International (CSCI) and has been a FIBA Equipment & Venue Centre Partner since 1994 as well as the Official Technical Supplier of FIBA for the period 2013-2016.
"The organisers have set the highest standards for this year's EuroBasket, incorporating the latest innovations and taking the competition in exciting new directions. Fans and Federations will notice this in the unified look and customised designs for each host nation, and the players on the court will feel the special performance and safety features built into the portable Connor QuickLock courts," explained Conner Sport Court International Vice-President Andrew Gettig.
"Connor Sports is proud to be FIBA's Venue and Equipment partner and court of choice for the championship."