Athens has been confirmed as the host city for this year’s Basketball Champions League Final Four.
FIBA announced the host city earlier today as four teams, representing four different countries, will be participating in the pinnacle event of Basketball Champions League’s second season which will be played over the first weekend of May in the Greek capital.
The games will be played in the OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall with a capacity of 18,000 seating capacity, as AEK Athens, one of the four participants will be the host team.
The other three qualified clubs complete a very competitive Final Four line-up with AS Monaco, currently in 1st place in the French League (tied with SIG Strasbourg) and recent Leaders Cup winners, Ludwigsburg, currently 3rd in the German BBL and UCAM Murcia, currently in the 10th position of the Liga Endesa.
“We’re very excited to have Athens host the second Basketball Champions League Final Four,” said Patrick Comninos, CEO of the Basketball Champions League.
“We have witnessed the fervent enthusiasm of the club to organise this historical event and the passionate support of the local community. We are all thrilled to have the opportunity to award this Final Four to such an impressive environment, where the participation of four clubs that are currently ranked in top positions in four of the most competitive leagues guarantees a unique weekend for basketball fans across Europe.”
The semi-finals will be played on 4 May, with the third-place game and final scheduled for 6 May. The draw determining the pairings will be held next week, on Thursday 12 April in Athens.