The FIBA Intercontinental Cup will enter a new chapter this year, as FIBA and Sport Singapore have agreed to a three-year partnership that expands the event to also involve Asia for the first time ever.
The Singapore Sports Hub will become the first-ever venue in Asia to host the FIBA Intercontinental Cup as the 33rd edition of the event will take place there from September 21-24, 2023.
This change in the calendar will be made to better accommodate participating teams and the schedule of international players. This edition of the Intercontinental Cup will take place before the official start of the 2023/24 season.
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The field of contenders is to expand from four to six teams and will include a Chinese club and another team that will be announced by FIBA in due course.
The other four teams will be the champions from the 2023 Basketball Africa League (BAL), the 2023 champions of Basketball Champions League, the 2023 champions of Basketball Champions League Americas, and NBA G League Ignite, the team that was founded in 2020 to prepare top prospects for the NBA Draft.
Tenerife are the current trophy holders, while Real Madrid remains the most decorated club in competition history, having claimed the trophy on five occasions.