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EuroBasket 2011
37th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 2011 logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host nation  Lithuania
Dates
Teams 16 (from 49 federations)
Venues (in 6 host cities)

The European Basketball Championship of 2011, universally referred to as EuroBasket 2011, will be the 37th regional championship held by FIBA Europe. The competition will be hosted by Lithuania. This will be the second time Lithuania has hosted Eurobasket, and the first since the restoration of its independence in 1990. Lithuania originally hosted the 1939 European Basketball Championship.

Public contest was introduced to create the logo for the competition. 49 designs were presented initially to the organizers and the best 3 were sent to Fiba Europe, which selected the winning design. The author of it is Kęstutis Koira. EuroBasket 2011 logo was unveiled on the 24th of January, 2009 in Cido Arena, Panevėžys, during the final game of Lithuanian Basketball Federation Cup. It displays the Columns of Gediminas overlaid on a basketball board.

Venues

The group matches are set to be played in four national arenas, including Kaunas Arena (under construction), Šiaulių arena, an arena in Panevėžys and an arena in Klaipėda (construction starts summer 2009). The qualifying matches are to be played at the Siemens Arena in the capital Vilnius or the new Kaunas arena.

Location Picture City Arena Capacity Status
Nemuno salos arena001.JPG Kaunas Kauno Arena 14,502 Under construction, opening October 2010
Siemens Arena.jpg Vilnius Siemens Arena 11,000 Opened in 2004
SiauliuArena.jpg Šiauliai Šiaulių arena 5,500 Opened in 2007
No building photo.svg Panevėžys Cido Arena 5,656 Opened in 2008
No building photo.svg Klaipėda Klaipėdos arena 5,486 Under construction, opening December 2010
No building photo.svg Alytus Alytus arena 5,500 Built, under reconstruction, opening in autumn 2010

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