World's first permanent 3-on-3 basketball stadium inaugurated
The stadium that will host the 3-on-3 basketball competitions of the 19th Asian Games in Huzhou's Deqing county is put into operation on May 26. [Photo/hz66.com]
The stadium that will host the 3-on-3 basketball competitions of the 19th Asian Games in Huzhou's Deqing county was put into operation on May 26, according to local media reports.
3-on-3 basketball is a type of basketball where two teams of three play with one basketball hoop. It is usually played on makeshift courts.
The newly opened 1,000-seat stadium, located in the Deqing Geographic Information Town, is the world's first fixed 3-on-3 basketball stadium.
The venue has been equipped with 20 loudspeakers and 82 LED lights, which will meet the requirements of TV broadcasting and offer a better visual experience for spectators.
A 3-on-3 basketball contest featuring 13 teams from across the nation kicked off at the stadium that same day after the inauguration ceremony.
Deqing has also been selected to host the 19th Asian Games' volleyball event.
The county's rich experience in hosting high-profile sports events, as well as its proximity to Hangzhou, the main venue for the Asian Games, made it stand out from other candidates.
It takes just 10 minutes to travel from Hangzhou to Deqing by bullet train. A number of high-profile sporting events, including the 2019 Canoe Polo Asia Cup and the TNF Cross Country Race, have been staged in the county.
A 3-on-3 basketball contest kicks off at the stadium after the inauguration ceremony. [Photo/hz66.com]