A number of artists such as Bunga Citra Lestari (BCL) also felt the sensation of watching the 2023 FIBA World Cup match at the Indonesia Arena, Jakarta / Photo: Instagram (@perbasi.ina)
JAKARTA – The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) praised the FIBA World Cup 2023 which took place at the Indonesia Arena, Jakarta. Director General FIBA Media and Marketing Frank Leenders, said that his party really enjoyed the extraordinary hospitality.
“I really enjoyed the extraordinary hospitality and great organization of this World Cup in Jakarta. You set a number of new standards,” said Leenders in his message to FIBA World Cup 2023 LOC Deputy Chairman Agus Mauro.
This is the first time Indonesia has hosted the Basketball World Cup. Even though in terms of experience it is still inferior to Japan and the Philippines, which have previously hosted, Indonesia is considered no less than these two countries.
Erick Thohir as FIBA Board Member, revealed that he had heard positive responses from various parties regarding the event taking place in Indonesia. Starting from FIBA to the participating teams, they flooded Indonesia with praise.
“Everyone from FIBA and the players said, we are the best to date,” said FIBA Board Member Erick Thohir to the FIBA World Cup 2023 Local Organizing Committee (LOC) after the final match at the Indonesia Arena between Spain vs Canada, Sunday (3/9/2023 ) Evening.
It is also known that the enthusiasm of the Indonesian people for the FIBA World Cup is very high. This can be seen from the number of viewers, whose numbers beat Japan and the Philippines.
Based on ticket sales data, during the 10 days of implementation, the number of spectators for the two qualifying rounds of the 2023 FIBA World Cup in Jakarta reached a total of 139,032 spectators. If you add FIBA guests, sponsors and invitees, the total number of spectators can reach almost 150 thousand people.