An official statement from the BCL was released today announcing that Athens will host the Final 8 of this year’s Basketball Champions League. The Final 8 phase will take place at the OAKA – Nick Galis Hall which is also the home court of AEK. The Quarter-Finals will be played on September 30 and October 1, the Semi-Finals on October 2, with the Third-Place Game and Final scheduled for October 4. The draw determining the pairings will be held following the conclusion of the Round of 16 games.
BCL comes up with a single game knock-out competition in order to conclude the season, crown a champion and not throw away the effort that the teams’ and the organisation have made during the season.
“We are very excited to have Athens host the Basketball Champions League Final Eight. We are grateful for the commitment of the Greek authorities to help us organize this event in the best and safest way possible for all stakeholders, especially the players of all qualified teams. We have also witnessed the enthusiasm of the host club to organise this historical event,” said Patrick Comninos, CEO of the Basketball Champions League.
“Despite the difficult situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to award this Final Eight, with the participation of eight clubs that have earned their spot throughout a hard-fought season, to an environment that has proven experience in organizing top-level basketball events. This will guarantee a unique week of basketball for fans across Europe,” he added.