Copenhagen is preparing for an urban festival with street activities in the heart of the Danish capital when the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup Qualifier and 3×3 Europe Cup 2025 take place.
“We are really happy and proud of bringing the 3×3 Europe Cup to Denmark for the first time”, Kamil Novak, FIBA Europe Executive Director said adding: “Copenhagen and Denmark are perfect matches to 3×3 as one of the missions of this discipline is to bring basketball to the people and show that everyone can be successful in 3×3.”
"We are proud to host the Euro Cup 2025 and the qualifier on Danish soil in collaboration with Wonderful Copenhagen and Sport Event Denmark. I am thrilled that for the first time in Danish basketball history we will host a European Championship. We get the opportunity to showcase our fantastic sport to the Danes and show our international basketball family why Denmark is unique as a host nation for major sporting events," – chairman of the board of DBBF, Mads Young Christensen.
The 3×3 Europe Cup will be staged in September 2025 in a public square in central Copenhagen with a venue large enough to accommodate 1,200 spectators. In 2024, the Copenhageners can warm up with the 3×3 Europe Cup 2024 Qualifier. The activities and side events also include school programs, exercise, and competitions enabling the children to try the urban and Olympic discipline.
Denmark's Basketball Federation expects between 7,000 and 8,400 paying spectators for the Europe Cup 2025 and up to 90,000 spontaneous spectators.
The Danish Basketball Federation, in collaboration with Wonderful Copenhagen and Sport Event Denmark, bid for and won the two events.
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City of Copenhagen
"I am absolutely thrilled that Copenhagen will be hosting the European Championship in 3×3 basketball. It offers a unique opportunity for us to host a big international sport tournament in urban surroundings and combine it with street sport activities that everyone can participate in. I hope the event will encourage more people to try street sports, and I look forward to the celebrations in the streets of Copenhagen,” – Lord Mayor Sophie Hæstorp Andersen.
Sport Event Denmark
"3×3 is one of the new Olympic disciplines with high entertainment value and great street credit. Therefore, the Europe Cup 2025, the qualifier in 2024, and Copenhagen are a perfect match. Together with the Danish Basketball Federation, and Copenhagen, we are planning a vast program of side activities during the urban festival embracing the tournaments," – Lars Lundov, director of Sport Event Denmark.
“We are really excited to welcome the 3×3 Europe Cup to Copenhagen. In Copenhagen, we have a focus on creating events with broad and lasting legacies and the 3×3 Europe Cup is not only a testament to Copenhagen’s position as a leading sport event host city but also a great example of how a strong collaboration between organisations can create elite events that are closely tied to local life and leave a positive lasting legacy in the city,” – Kit Lykketoft, Director of Convention at Wonderful Copenhagen.
- 3×3 is an intense sprint format where matches only last 10 minutes or until a team reaches 21 points. The game takes place in a 3×3 crowd-friendly form with one basket.
- The 3×3 Europe Cup 2025 will be staged over three days with competition every day, with 12 participating countries with women and men competing on the same court, in front of the same crowd.
- 3×3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics and is a permanent addition to the Olympic program.
Image: FIBA 3X3