SOURCE: Connor Sports
CHICAGO (Sept. 2, 2015) – The Official Court supplier of Eurobasket 2015, Connor Sports, has finished installing 5 custom-designed QuickLock portable basketball courts in arenas across Europe. Each court was custom designed and manufactured for EuroBasket in the United States and shipped to the arenas for installation.
“These courts capture the unique energy of this tournament, and they will be the perfect setting for this unparalleled basketball excitement,” said Turgey Demirel, FIBA Europe President.
For the first time in its history, EuroBasket will be held in four countries and five cities (Berlin, Germany; Zagreb, Croatia; Riga, Latvia; Montpellier, France; Lille, France). The success of this multi-country host model will be confirmed at the conclusion of the event, however by partnering with Connor Sports FIBA Europe has taken steps to ensure consistent play and tournament excitement.
“EuroBasket 2015 is a historic event as it is the first time ever that it is organized in four different countries. This concept is very demanding in terms of organizational issues but on the other hand it brings in a lot of excitement and benefits as, in effect, it creates four home teams,” said FIBA Executive Director-Europe Kamil Novak, “It is our duty to offer elements that somehow unify a tournament which is played in four different corners of Europe and we believe that the Connor Sports basketball courts achieve just that.”
The five custom QuickLock™ portable hardwood flooring systems will feature the colors of each host nation: Germany, Croatia, Latvia, and France. Each court is built so it can be shipped via a container across the Atlantic, be delivered on truck to the venue, offloaded and installed by venue staff.
"After playing on Connor Sports basketball courts in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the organizers have set the highest standards for this year's EuroBasket. Not only do the courts provide the highest level of safety and performance, they can also be quickly assembled and disassembled by the arenas, making this type of event execution possible," explained Connor Sport Court International Vice-President Andrew Gettig.
For Photos and Video of the court visit: www.connorsports.com/eurobasket
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Connor Sports has been a FIBA Equipment & Venue Centre Partner since 1994 and the Official Technical Supplier of FIBA since 2013.