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A guide of this nature cannot be produced without the input of a wide range of industry experts and the support of a dedicated team. FIBA would like to place on record its thanks for the valued contributions from the following individuals and organizations.

Global Stadiums

International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS)






ME Engineers 



Venue Operations
Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee)

Mercedes Benz Arena (Berlin) (AEG Europe)

Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney)

National Basketball Performance Centre (Manchester)


W&H Sports

Bussum Case Study

JAAF Design

Guy Smith

Klaus Meinel

Brad Clark

Gabe Braselton

Chris Minter

Javier Davila De Eusebio

Jose Manuel Pando

Harald Fux

Colleen McKenna

Ed Hornfeck

George Reiher

Austin Simmons

Dennis Williams

Markus Fest

Michael Cox

Emma Foden


William van Diemen

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FIBA would also like to give a special thanks to its Approved Equipment, 3x3 & Software partners who provided knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.
FIBA aims to continually promote the development of high-quality basketball venues through its collaboration with IAKS- an IOC Recognized Organization non-profit organisation for professionals from the sports, leisure and recreation facilities industry. IAKS facilitates international networking for the exchange of planning, design, and operational expertise. IAKS members are committed to championing sustainable and high-quality indoor and outdoor sports and leisure facilities that are fully inclusive, universally accessible and socially relevant. Inspiration, guidance and best practices can be found in the IAKS magazine published every two months

Photo credits



Aitor Ortiz

Climate Pledge Arena

W&H Sports

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