After the official opening of the season, that took place in May at Nike 3×3 Challenge, the 3×3 Romanian national tour organized by Sport Arena Streetball will go on as a running fire starting this weekend to late September.
With 15 popular tournaments and three major international competitions, this will be one of the busiest summers in the history of Sport Arena Streetball, a competition that entered its 14th season.
The caravan of the new Olympic discipline will start the Romanian expedition in Galati, this weekend, June 2-3, in the Shopping City Galati. The Moldavian tour will continue in Iasi and Suceava, in consecutive weekends June 9-10 and 16-17.
After a one year break, the Sport Arena Streetball Tour it’s coming in Cluj Napoca, the city that hosted Eurobasket 2017. The 3×3 tournament will be played on June 9-10 at Iulius Mall. A total premiere for 3×3 basketball in Romania is represented by the stop in the city of Caracal, June 16-17. The 3×3 ballers will be welcomed there by the US Army soldiers based in Deveselu, who are keen to play some hoops in a FIBA Endorsed competition.
Also for the first time in history the tour will make stops in Ramnicu Valcea and Piatra Neamt, while traditional stops as Baneasa Shopping City in Bucharest, Timisoara, Ploiesti or Constanta are back in the schedule.
Sport Arena Streetball 2018 will be concluded with Oradea Final, August 18-19. The fast developing north-western Romanian city is a powerhouse in basketball, with the home team playing the Final of the Romanian National League for the third time in the past five years. Now, also the 3×3 basketball will visit Oradea, for the second year in a row, this time with the pinnacle event of the season. The winners of the Open Men category from Oradea Final will qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour.
Beside the Sport Arena Streetball Tour 2018, the worldwide known 3×3 promoter will organize three major international events in 2018.
Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger, the 7th edition, will be hosted this year by ParkLake Shopping Center, on August 11-12.
Romania will host for the third time in history the FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup, in Bucharest, September 14-16, while Constanta, the seaside resort, will host one of the Qualifiers, June 30 – July 1st.
Here is the full schedule of the year for Sport Arena Streetball:
|Date||Event||Registrations on 3la3.ro|
|11-13 May||Nike 3×3 Challenge – Bucharest, ParkLake||Finished|
|2-3 June||Superbet Galati Streetball – Shopping City||28 mai, 15.00 CET (GMT+3)|
|9-10 June||Raiffeisen Bank Cluj Napoca Streetball – Iulius Mall||4 June, 15.00 CET|
|9-10 June||Raiffeisen Bank Palas Iasi Streetball – Palas Mall||4 June, 15.00 CET|
|16-17 June||Superbet Castorii Suceava Streetball – Iulius Mall||11 June, 15.00 CET|
|16-17 June||Superbet Caracal Streetball – Unirii Square||11 June, 15.00 CET|
|30 June – 1 July||FIBA 3×3 Qualifier – Constanta – Mamaia Beach, Perla Area||National Team event|
|7- 8 July||Superbet Tulcea Streetball – Civic Square||2 July, 15.00 CET|
|13-15 July||Raiffeisen Bank Băneasa Streetball – Băneasa Shopping City||9 July, 15.00 CET|
|21-22 July||Superbet Valcea Streetball – Shopping City||16 July, 15.00 CET|
|21-22 July||Superbet Piatra Neamt Streetball – Shopping City||16 July, 15.00 CET|
|28-29 July||Superbet Ploiesti Streetball – AFI Ploiesti||23 July, 15.00 CET|
|28-29 July||Raiffeisen Bank Timisoara Streetball – Shopping City||23 July, 15.00 CET|
|11-12 August||Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest Challenger – ParkLake||FIBA Qualifiers + WC|
|18-19 August||Raiffeisen Bank Oradea Tour Final – Unirii Square||Only for qualified teams|
|25-26 August||Raiffeisen Bank Constanta Streetplay – Ovidiu Square||20 August, 15.00 CET|
|1-2 September||Raiffeisen Bank Mega Mall Streetball – Bucharest – Mega Mall||27 August, 15.00 CET|
|8-9 September||Superbet BeYou Targoviste Streetball – Mihai Viteazul Square||3 September, 15.00 CET|
|14-16 September||FIBA 3×3 Europe Cup – Bucuresti||National Team event|