Copenhagen is preparing for an urban festival with street activities in the heart of the Danish capital when the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup Qualifier and 3x3 Europe Cup 2025 take place.
“We are really happy and proud of bringing the 3x3 Europe Cup to Denmark for the first time”, Kamil Novak, FIBA Europe Executive Director said. “Copenhagen and Denmark are perfect matches to 3x3 as one of the missions of this discipline is to bring basketball to the people and show that everyone can be successful in 3x3.”
"We are proud to host the Euro Cup 2025 and the qualifier on Danish soil in collaboration with Wonderful Copenhagen and Sport Event Denmark,” said Mads Young Christensen chairman of the board of Danish Basketball Federation (DBBF). 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."
The 3x3 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 3x3 Europe Cup 2024 Qualifier.
Other 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.
"I am absolutely thrilled that Copenhagen will be hosting the European Championship in 3x3 basketball,” said Lord Mayor Sophie Hæstorp Andersen. “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.”
"3x3 is one of the new Olympic disciplines with high entertainment value and great street credit,” said Lars Lundov, director of Sport Event Denmark. “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.”
“We are really excited to welcome the 3x3 Europe Cup to Copenhagen,” said Kit Lykketoft, Director of Convention at Wonderful Copenhagen. “In Copenhagen, we have a focus on creating events with broad and lasting legacies and the 3x3 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.”