Saturday, June 15, 2013

Eurobasket 2015 in Ukraine

In September 2015, Ukraine will host Eurobasket 2015, which is one of the top 3 sport events in Europe.
Ukraine expects to host 24 participating European national teams, to host 90 matches in 6 cities in 7 sports arenas and the whole event will be broadcasted internationally. The tournament is organized every 2 years.
 In February 2013 a Local Organising Committee was set up to to organize and to promote the tournament, as well as to monitor the sports arenas construction according to the requirements of the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) and international standards. Private investors will develop 6 new multipurpose indoor arenas in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lviv, Odessa and Dnipropetrovsk. In addition, the government will renovate the current Palace of Sports in Kyiv as the 7th venue. The capacity of the arenas will vary between 5,000-18,000 guests. The three private investors are United Basketball Investments (Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk), Donbass Hockey Club (Donetsk) and Kharkiv Arena (Kharkiv). The sites for the arenas have been identified and procured. The investors together with their project managers are now in the process of identifying contractors and subcontractors to start the construction.

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