|14 June 2013|
|Slovenian Basketball Federation Secretary General Iztok Rems, Jesenice mayor Tomaz Tom Mencinger and Silvo Poljansek|
Members of the EuroBasket 2013 Local Organising Committee (LOC) visited Jesenice on Friday to inspect how preparations for September's big event are coming along.
The LOC took a tour of Podmežakla Hall which is currently undergoing renovations. To date a new roof has been installed whilst other construction is also underway.
The city will boast two fans zones - one at the arena and the second in Old Sava, which will have activities taking place in it from 4 until 9 September.
Six bars throughout the city will also host "national team club houses" which will be promoted as meeting points for each of the six teams playing in the city.
The ambassadors to Slovenia of the countries who will be playing in Jesenice are taking an active role in designing their respective "national team club house".
Representatives of Jesenice are also planning to travel to Montenegro, F.Y.R of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina where they will show fans what they can experience by traveling to Jesenice.
"Despite the fact that Jesenice is a traditional hockey centre, they also have a basketball spirit and this year they celebrate the 60th anniversary of this sport in town," said Iztok Rems, Secretary General of the Slovenian Basketball Federation, adding, "I believe that EuroBasket 2013 will help increase the interest of basketball in the town and that the local club will benefit from that."
"We have been monitoring the renovation of Podmežakla Hall regularly and we are very satisfied with its course," commented Aleš Križnar, director of EuroBasket 2013.
"Jesenice Municipality and the city's LOC are helping us a lot with everything and I thank them for that."