The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has unveiled a series of unique new designs for the custom-made courts and backstop units that will be played on during this year's Basketball World Cup in Spain.
The six host cities - Barcelona, Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Granada, Madrid and Sevilla - will for the first time ever have their own individual colour scheme across the playing venues, which feature QuickLock wooden courts and championship-level Super SAM 325 backstop units from Official FIBA Technical Suppliers Connor Sports and Schelde Sports respectively.
"We are very proud to reveal these colourful courts and baskets which will catch the eye of spectators and fans at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, both in the venues as well as on-screen," said Patrick Baumann, the secretary general of FIBA and an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member.
"In doing this, we ensure a unique look and feel for each of the six host cities.
"We are thankful to Connor Sports and Schelde Sports for taking on the challenge of creating these unique and state-of-the-art facilities."
José Luis Sáez, President of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB), was equally pleased with the unique court designs.
"This is a great opportunity for the six cities hosting the FIBA Basketball World Cup to achieve a high level of visibility around the world," he said.
"Having the same court and basket providers for each host venue ensures the best possible quality for all the players."
The 2014 Basketball World Cup, which will take place from August 30 to September 14, will see 24 teams competing for the title, including defending world and Olympic champions the United States.
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