"The floor will be ready on September 12 and we need other five days for the paint to dry, so on September 17 we can use the area", said Ramon Gonzalez who is the General Coordinator of the tournament. Coliseum Antonio Azurmendy is the venue for this event.
Other areas like interior painting, press area, doping control and new boards are going to be finished on the weekend. "We are on time with the Chilean Federation and FIBA", added.
The humidity is working against the drying process. Stan Woods came from California to install the hardwood and said that this will be one of the best floors in the World.
Gonzalez added that the people in Valdivia should attend because it is one of the most important tournaments in the World.