Annual Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. Live Cancelled for 2020 Due to COVID-19 Health Concerns
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE, California’s largest street basketball tournament, has been cancelled for 2020 due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 epidemic. This year would have marked the three-day tournament’s 12th consecutive year.
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Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament at L.A. LIVE, California’s largest street basketball tournament, has been cancelled for 2020 due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 epidemic. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Due to the guidelines announced by local and state government health officials regarding social gatherings amid COVID-19, we at L.A. LIVE, in agreement with our partners, have decided to cancel the Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament for 2020,” said Lee Zeidman, president of STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE.
“We have a responsibility to our community, patrons and players of this family-favorite event, to provide a safe environment for all – and we take this very seriously. We look forward to when we will be able to welcome athletes, families and spectators back to California’s largest street basketball tournament next year on August 6-8, 2021.”
Nike Basketball 3ON3 Tournament, which has previously served as an official International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 3X3 Satellite Tournament, hosts more than 1,500 teams, 5,000 players, and 25,000 spectators annually at L.A. LIVE and in the streets surrounding STAPLES Center.
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L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square-foot, $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring The Novo, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, Microsoft Theater, a 7,100-seat live theatre, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – TheRitz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE– all in a single tower), the GRAMMY Museum, the 14-screen Regal L.A. LIVE theatre, broadcast facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space.
Developed by Los Angeles-based AEG, L.A. LIVE, considered to be the nation’s most active ‘live content and event campus,’ has become the region’s most in-demand and busiest hospitality location throughout the past 10 years, featuring 260,480 sf of conference center and ballroom facilities, world-class restaurants including WP24, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Katsuya, Patxi’s Pizza, Shaquille’s, Rock ‘N Fish, Rosa Mexicano, Starbucks, Glance Restaurant, Savoca, Smashburger, Tom’s Watch Bar, Yard House, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill and BOCA at the Conga Room and others; 100,000 sf special events deck, the famous Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, the celebrity owned Conga Room, a one-of-a-kind GRAMMY Museum, saluting the history of music and the genre’s best known awards show all centered around Xbox Plaza, a 40,000 sf outdoor event space.
With Microsoft Theater and Xbox Plaza which came on-line in October, 2007, and the hotel, residential and meeting space components opened as of April, 2010 combined with the assets, resources and infrastructure of STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. LIVE showcases more events, award shows, sporting competitions, concerts and hospitality options than any other destination in the world.