The Canadian city of Montreal will play host to a FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters on September 7-8, 2019.
FIBA and TriCon Events signed a three-year contract, which will bring the number one event of the 3×3 professional season to the largest city in the Québec Province until 2021.
“Canada has become a hotbed for 3×3 and we are thrilled about the city of Montreal’s decision to host a FIBA 3×3 World Tour in 2019,” FIBA 3×3 Managing Director Alex Sanchez said.
Montreal becomes the third Canadian city to host a FIBA 3×3 professional event, though the first one in Québec. A FIBA 3×3 World Tour Masters has been held in Saskatoon since 2017 and Edmonton hosted a 3×3 Challenger for the first time this year. The Canadian men’s national team finished 6th at the FIBA 3×3 World Cup 2018.
“It is just fitting that our 3×3 stars visit the home of the 1976 Summer Olympics, just 1 year before the game’s Olympic debut in Tokyo,” Sanchez added.
“More Olympic host cities such as Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo and Mexico have staged the FIBA 3×3 World Tour in previous years. Montreal and 3×3 have so much in common: dynamic, urban and multicultural. We are looking forward to an exciting event and a genuine urban culture party in this iconic city next year!”
The FIBA 3×3 World Tour Montreal Masters will be organized by private promoter TriCon Events, who has successfully organized the ITU World Triathlon Montreal for the last 3 years.
“With this partnership, TriCon Events continues to build and deliver exciting international sports events to Canada since 2016, with no better backdrop than the city of Montreal. The whole team is eager to host some of the best basketball players in the world, and have them experience Montreal hospitality for the next years,” TriCon Events President Patrice Brunet said.
More information about the expanded FIBA 3×3 World Tour – including several brand new locations – will be announced shortly.