On Saturday 16 September the games will be played in the largest outdoor 3×3 Basketball circuit
CaixaBank and Extreme Barcelona are lining up for attendees to enjoy and participate in an event where the public will be the protagonist
Extreme Barcelona comes to the Catalan capital from 15 to 17 September in a very special edition celebrating its 15th anniversary. The urban sports event par excellence becomes more extreme with more competitions and activities than ever to celebrate the 15th anniversary in style where visitors can enjoy competitions, activities, experiential offers and much more for free at the Parc del Fòrum.
The event aligns for the third consecutive year with CaixaBank to bring the Plaza 3×3 which will land on Saturday 16 September at Extreme Barcelona where teams from pre-mini to senior will play in the largest outdoor 3×3 basketball circuit in Spain. Registration to participate in the circuit is free, is open to all ages and categories both male and female, and can be formalized through the official website of the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank.
Barcelona will host the 11th edition of the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank after the success of last season, when it celebrated its tenth anniversary. The circuit returns in 2023 with renewed enthusiasm and coinciding with the 15th anniversary of Extreme in its stop in the city of Barcelona to make all fans of this sport enjoy. The Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank is the most important amateur 3×3 tournament in Spain, with more than 50,000 participants and 300,000 visitors in a total of 113 stops in 43 cities throughout Spain since its launch in 2012.
The Spanish Basketball Federation and CaixaBank present in this eleventh edition of the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank, as in previous editions, a series of events that will feature multiple courts, including the Pista CaixaBank, where the men’s finals will be played, and the Pista Universo Mujer, which will host the women’s finals. This last court is part of the ‘Universo Mujer Baloncesto’ project, led by the FEB and the Consejo Superior de Deportes to promote and disseminate the role of women in society through the values transmitted by sportsmen and women, to which CaixaBank is a member.
In this edition, the novelty will be a wheelchair basketball exhibition and practice category, of which CaixaBank is also an official sponsor via the FEDDF and which aims to raise awareness of this sport, the values it transmits and its success story.
At the Extreme Barcelona stop, the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank will have the support of local institutions and the collaboration of the Autonomous Community Federations. In addition to the sporting competition, the circuit will also offer recreational activities to ensure that participants, family members and visitors, especially the youngest ones, have fun.
Extreme Barcelona and Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank are once again collaborating in this special anniversary where the public is the protagonist and where the most important urban sports in the world, such as basketball, come together to enjoy one of the longest-running urban events in Barcelona.
CaixaBank, a leading sponsor of Spanish basketball
CaixaBank is a sponsoring partner of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) and official sponsor of the Spanish national team, both men’s and women’s, in all categories, from senior to U-16, and main sponsor of the Spanish Sports Federation for People with Physical Disabilities, with the aim of promoting wheelchair basketball.
At the same time, the financial institution is a sponsor of 9 basketball quarries in Spain, such as Gran Canaria, Valencia Basket, UCAM Murcia, Real Betis, Granada, Estudiantes, Obila, Baskonia and Bahía San Agustín Mallorca. Through its links with ACB teams, CaixaBank promotes the practice and promotion of basketball for training teams and basketball schools. Through these agreements, CaixaBank promotes the participation of these teams in official competitions, as well as the organisation of campuses, scholarships for young athletes and the training of coaches.
The financial institution has been involved with national basketball since 2013 and its involvement and activation of multiple initiatives around this sport have helped to make visible and expand the impact of the greatest successes achieved internationally.
In implementing its local sponsorship strategy, CaixaBank has collaborated with the main basketball events that have been held over the last decade in Spain, both professional and amateur, bringing the values of sport to every corner of the country. Proof of this is the commitment as official sponsor of the 2014 World Cup held in Spain, the collaboration with the Women’s Basketball World Cup held in Tenerife in 2018, the women’s Eurobasket held in Valencia in 2021 or the historic commitment to the Plaza 3×3 CaixaBank circuit, the largest 3×3 basketball circuit in the street that has been held since 2012.
On the occasion of the Men’s World Cup held in Spain in 2014, the FEB and CaixaBank joined forces to promote a sports volunteering programme that would go beyond the competition itself: the FEB CaixaBank volunteer programme. Seven years later, the programme has managed to build up a solid community of around 22,000 volunteers, who support all the official basketball events organised by the FEB.