Abu Dhabi to host 11th edition of FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final in December
The final of the FIBA 3×3 World Tour’s 11th edition will take place in Abu Dhabi on December 9-10, 2022.
Abu Dhabi has been a pioneer in 3×3. Not only did the city organize a FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters last year — which featured ten Olympic medalists, it played host to the Final both in 2015 and 2016.
“It is an honor for us to host the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final for the third time,” Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council said.
“The event is beloved within our community and fits with our strategy to bring the best and most innovative sporting events in the world. We were delighted to see 3×3’s success at the Tokyo Olympics and are committed to continue growing the game together.”
“We’re delighted to bring the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Final to Abu Dhabi for the third time,” FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis said.
“Coming back for the Final six years later shows the spiking interest for 3×3 and the commitment of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.” The 2015 and 2016 Finals rank among the most memorable and successful events in 3×3 history, both in terms of excitement on the court and quality of the organization. The event was praised for being one of the best sporting event in Abu Dhabi in 2015.
“Our previous Abu Dhabi Finals were a decisive moment in the growth of 3×3,” FIBA 3×3 Head of Events Ignacio Soriano said. “We’re blessed to have found a partner in the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, which shares our vision of 3×3 events being more than a sporting event. We are looking forward to continuing this legacy by organizing an unprecedented show this year in Abu Dhabi.”
The 2022 Final will be staged on Yas Island, a very popular leisure island, which is home to many entertainment facilities and sporting events, such as the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
FIBA will unveil the FIBA 3×3 World Tour season calendar later this month.