Remarkable: all tickets for 3X3 competition at the Olympic Games in Paris are already sold out

Thibaut “Must See TV” Vervoort hopes to shine next year at the Olympic Games in Paris with the 3X3 Lions. — © BELGIUM

It is known that 3X3 basketball is popular. Next week there will be a storm in the Austrian capital Vienna for the World Cup with, among others, the 3X3 Lions. All tickets have already been sold for the 3X3 competition at the Olympic Games in Paris next year.

Patrick Ceulemans

The demand for tickets for the 2024 Olympics is huge. The sport where the demand for tickets is currently the highest is 3X3 basketball. Since the Olympic Games in Tokyo, this wildly popular sport has been added to the Olympic program. The 3×3 event of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will take place on the iconic Place de la Concorde, in the heart of the French capital. Place de la Concorde is the largest public square in Paris, located near the Grand Palais, Champs Elysées and the Louvre. Paris 2024 hopes to welcome up to 37,000 people daily for both competition and entertainment, all in the Concorde urban park. If the 3X3 Lions qualify, it will be a hell of a job for the Belgian fans to come and cheer them on. After all, all tickets are already sold out!

3×3 basketball will share the same venue with skateboarding, BMX freestyle and Breaking. The Arena for 3X3 basketball can accommodate 5,200 spectators. “Tokyo was a wonderful experience for us. We just missed a medal and so finished fourth. The only downside was that due to the corona pandemic, no spectators were allowed to attend the matches. Qualifying with the 3X3 Lions on the one hand and hitting such a historic place in the center of Paris on the other hand is our biggest challenge in 2024. But first now the World Cup in Austria. Last year we Antwerp also came fourth. We now hope to win a first medal,” said Thibaut “Must See TV” Vervoort of the 3X3 Lions. Next Tuesday, Belgium, number 5 in the world, opens the 3X3 World Championship in Vienna and against Israel (FIBA 14). Still in group C Lithuania (FIBA 3), Poland (FIBA 11) and Puerto Rico (FIBA 16).

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