Less than a year before the start of the Championships, Slovenia is making the final preparations for the largest European basketball event, which will take place between 4th and 22nd September 2013. This is not merely the largest sports event in the history of Slovenia, but also an opportunity for Slovenia, Ljubljana and other host towns to show their best to the European basketball elite and their fans. Slovenia is ready; basketball fans should also prepare!
The largest sports event in independent Slovenia will be the first large international basketball championship in Slovenia after the 1970 World Basketball Championships (which, in fact, took place in former Yugoslavia), when the Yugoslav basketball team headed by Slovenian Ivo Daneu as team captain became the best team in the world for the first time at Hala Tivoli in Ljubljana.
Slovenia is the smallest country in the history of the event to host the European Basketball Championships and the first country selected unanimously to be the organiser of the event − FIBA Europe awarded Slovenia with the organisation of EuroBasket 2013 on 5 December 2010 at the meeting of the Executive Committee of FIBA Europe in Munich.
The championships will be hosted by four Slovenian towns, all less than an hour’s drive from the capital of Ljubljana. The first round of the Championships will take place in Ljubljana, Celje, Jesenice and Koper, while the second round and finals will be hosted by Ljubljana alone.
The Palma tourist agency as the official EuroBasket 2013 agency is already preparing special packages that will include tickets and will help you when planning your visit to Slovenia during this period. The packages will be published on the official website of EuroBasket2013 in mid-December.
You can follow the news and preparations on the official website EuroBasket2013.
You can also see the video footage that was prepared for all basketball fans by the numerous famous Slovenians who support this big event.