MIES (Switzerland) – FIBA has announced the 12th edition of the World Tour Final which will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on December 8-9, 2023.
The pinnacle event of the professional men’s circuit, the World Tour Final will return once again to Saudi Arabia. The tournament was previously hosted in the Kingdom in 2020 and 2021, and the World Tour Masters in 2019 and 2022.
Hosted in close cooperation with the Saudi Arabian Basketball Federation, the World Tour Final will showcase the world’s best 3x3 players and continue to drive the development of 3x3 basketball in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East.
“We could not be happier to be returning to Jeddah for the hosting of the prestigious FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final in 2023,” said FIBA President Niang. “We are excited by the opportunities that will come from bringing the most thrilling urban team sport back to Saudi Arabia and inspiring the next generation of 3x3 stars in the region.”
“We are very pleased to host the 3x3 World Tour Final for the third time since 2020, and we will work hard to make it another successful event”, said Dr. Ghassan Tashkandi.
The announcement was made during a ceremony at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2023, in Vienna, Austria in the presence of FIBA President, Hamane Niang, and Dr. Ghassan Tashkandi, President of the Saudi Arabia Basketball Federation.
Full 2023 3x3 World Tour Season
Utsunomiya Opener - April 29-30
Manila - May 20-21
Marseille - June 30 - July 1
Macau - July 8-9
Edmonton - July 28-29
Prague - August 5-6
Lausanne - August 18-19
Debrecen - August 26-27
Constanta - September 9-10
Cebu - September 23-24
Amsterdam - October 6-7
Shanghai - October 14-15
Chengdu - October 21-22
Abu Dhabi - October 28-29
Wuxi - November 4-5
Manama presented by Bahrain Tourism & GFH - November 16-17
Hong Kong - November 25-26
World Tour Final - Jeddah - December 8-9
The FIBA 3x3 World Tour Final will benefit from a historic coverage, with brand new and record number of broadcasters and multi-platform exposure on social media.
Exciting, urban and innovative, 3x3 is inspired by several forms of streetball played worldwide and is considered the world’s number one urban team sport. Steered by FIBA, games see two teams of three players face off on a basketball half-court.
It was played successfully for the first time in international competition at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and since then has benefited from the launch of a yearly professional circuit for men and women (World Tour and Women’s Series respectively) and national-team competitions.
3x3 made its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Wilson is the Global Ball Partner. Wilson is also the Apparel Partner, Maurice Lacroix the Official Timekeeper and Chooks-to-Go the Global Partner of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2023.
FIBA 3x3 events are played on Enlio floors with Wilson balls, Schelde backstops, Bodet shot-clocks and the Magic Sky canopy system.