SOME BIG CHANGES ON THE WAY FOR HOOPFEST THIS YEAR.
THAT TOURNAMENT ONLY 10 DAYS AWAY.
KXLY 4'S AARON LUNA JOINS US NOW LIVE ON THE SKY DECK.
AARON WHAT KIND OF CHANGES CAN WE EXPECT?
NADINE THE BIGGEST CHANGE IS GOING TO BE THE LOCATION
OF ABOUT 35 COURTS.
DEVELOPMENT DOWNTOWN MEANS THOSE COURTS ARE GOING
TO BE MOVED RIGHT BEHIND US - ON BOONE, ACROSS FROM
THE SPOKANE ARENA.
IT ALSO MEANS MORE COURTS, MORE TEAMS AND THE BIGGEST
HOOPFEST TO DATE.
IN JUST 10 SHORT DAYS.
SPOKANE WILL BE INVADED BY THOUSANDS OF BASKETBALL
BUT THE 35 HOOPFEST COURTS THAT USED TO BE AT BERNARD
ARE NOW BEING TURNED INTO A HOTEL.
WHICH IS WHY ORGANIZER ARE MOVING THE COURTS TO THE
CORNER OF WASHINGTON AND BOONE.
THEY'RE CALLING IT THE NORTH 60.
So actually between you and I don't tell anyone it's
63 courts, we're just calling it the north 60 cause
HOOPFEST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MATT SANTANGELO SAYS THAT
ALSO OPENS UP SPACE FOR MORE TEAMS.
There are 458 total courts which is the most courts
we've ever had,
So there's several reasons why this parking lot might
be just a little better than the one downtown.
You've got this nice new asphault that's pretty flat.
Plenty of space means room for a lot more teams and
Nike Center Court, that's just a quick dribble down
In reality it's just as close to downtown spokane
as it is in some of the outlying courts,
MOSTLY MEN'S TEAMS IN THE MID 20'S AGE GROUP WILL
USE THE NORTH 60.
THE AREA WILL ALSO INCLUDE VENDORS AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT.
Lots of music going on.
The courts are actually spaced so participants and
their families can actually set up tents,
ALSO BRAND NEW THIS YEAR.
THE HOOPFEST MOBILE APP.
SO FINDING THOSE NEW 60 COURTS SHOULD BE A BREEZE.
We're really excited about the app we think it's going
to change the way the event gets delivered to participants
THE NEW APP WILL MAKE TRACKING YOUR TEAMS AND FINDING
COURTS A BREEZE.
DEREK DEIS WILL HAVE AN INDEPTH LOOK AT THE NEW APP,
YOU CAN CATCH THAT TOMORROW EVENING AT 6PM RIGHT HERE
ON KXLY 4.
REPORTING LIVE ON THE SKY DECK AARON LUNA KXLY 4 NEWS.