FIBA Europe to inspect EuroBasket 2015 venues

FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak will visit Ukraine in December to visit all of the designated venues for EuroBasket 2015.

During the trip Novak will be accompanied by top Ukrainian basketball officials and together they will inspect construction sites of the new arenas and meet the people working behind the scenes.

“With less than two years until the tournament tip-off, the amount of work still left to be done remains significant,” says Novak.

“Ukraine cannot afford any delay in the preparations for the tournament.

“It is impossible to provide any estimation prior to my visit, but at FIBA Europe we’re concerned about the progress of arena construction as this is a key aspect of the project.

“During my visit I will have the opportunity to see everything with my own eyes and discuss the situation with key stakeholders.”

The Ukrainian Local Organising Committee is treating the planned visit as the first serious inspection that FIBA Europe will make of the construction process and operational planning.