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Eastern States Exposition, Hooplandia!

June 21 - June 23

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Springfield, Massachusetts is the birthplace of basketball and it’s GAME ON for HOOPLANDIA, the largest 3×3 basketball competition and celebration on the East Coast and hosted by Eastern States Exposition and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Hooplandia is not only the Northeast’s first-ever 3×3 basketball tournament for both recreational and elite players but also an all-inclusive festival jam-packed with experiences for attendees of all ages!

Most games will be played on the ESE grounds, with special games held at the Hall of Fame. Seventy-five basketball courts will be set up to accommodate more than 650 games played by approximately 2,100 participants of all ages.

Divisions of play have been created to provide an all-inclusive environment for players of all ages and playing abilities. The diverse divisions include young girls, boys, women, men, high-school-level, college-level, OGs, veterans, and more.

Players are invited to build teams of four, create their own unique team name and uniforms, and register at Team fees range according to age, and children in the under-8 category are free of charge.

What happens if it rains?

We’ve got you covered, literally! We knew rain could be a factor when we started planning so we went the extra mile and had indoor courts painted throughout our buildings in the event that it rains, and the outdoor courts are deemed unplayable.

Where do I park?

*   Gate 9 Public Parking, located at 875 Memorial Avenue West Springfield, MA 01089

*   PLEASE NOTE: Our Gate 9 Public Parking Lot will be the only lot available for participants and spectators to park in. All other gates will be closed.

What does it cost to park on Saturday and Sunday?

*   All vehicles that park in our Gate 9 Public Parking Lot will have to pay $10 cash after 9 a.m. (No Exceptions)



HOOPLANDIA will feature hundreds of games for thousands of players of all ages and playing abilities, with divisions for young girls, boys, women, men, high school elite, college elite, pro-am, OGs, wheelchair, Wounded Warrior, Special Olympians, veterans, first responders and more. Other exciting features:

  • 70+ outdoor blacktop courts will be placed throughout the roadway and parking lot network of Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds in West Springfield.
  • Slam-Dunk, 3-Point, Free Throw, Dribble Course, Vertical Jump and Full Court Shot skills competitions.
  • Themed State Courts for all six New England states.
  • Featured “Showcase Games” will be held on new court surfaces in the historic Eastern States Coliseum and on the Court of Dreams, the center court of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
  • A festival environment throughout the weekend with food, music, entertainment and family activities.
  • Free to attend as spectator.

Want to get involved?


Stay up to date on all things Hooplandia by following @hooplandia on Instagram and @HooplandiaNation on Facebook!


June 21
June 23


Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
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(413) 737-2443
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