Here in Jakarta, the atmosphere is electric as teams from Iran, Brazil, Canada, Latvia, Lebanon, France, Cote D’Ivoire, as well as 2019 World Cup winners, Spain, gear up for the start of the FIBA Basketball World Cup today.

In total, 32 teams will play 92 games across 16 days in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia and Sportsafe is thrilled to have two of their Colchester-based engineers out here in Jakarta to support the Schelde Sports technical team.

“The FIBA World Cup is the pinnacle of the Basketball calendar for players and fans alike,” says Claire Hunt, Sportsafe UK Sales & Marketing Director.  “We could not be prouder of our engineers and the support they are giving the Schelde Sports technical team in Jakarta.   We know that with them working behind the scenes to install, maintain and service key sports equipment, the world-class players can focus fully on the game and their performance in optimum conditions.”

FIBA World Cup 2023 Basketball Goal Installation by Sportsafe Engineers

Interest in Basketball is strong in Indonesia, especially after hosting the FIBA Asia Cup in 2022.   The Sportsafe engineers have joined the Schelde Sports technical team in the brand new, 16,000-capacity Indonesia Arena, Lapangan Banteng, Jakarta, which is based on a green building concept celebrating community and diversity specifically designed for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

Sportsafe Basketball installations and services already provided in the UK include electric scoreboards, bespoke roof-mounted and wall-mounted match goals, practice goal sets, new and refurbished sports hall flooring, games line provision, multiple-game division netting design, roof protection nets, and safety maintenance, inspection and repair.

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