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Euroleague escapes Berlin Final Four

Flashback: 2016 Final Four Berlin
It had already been suggested in the past few days, on Friday it made the Euroleague officially: the Final Four will not be held for the second time in a row on German soil, instead it will take place “in one of the most famous basketball cities in the world”, as it in a message is called. The game is played from 19 to 21 May.

The reason for the laying are the German measures to combat the Corona pandemic, which – so divides the Euroleague with – prevented it would prevent as many fans as possible can come to the games. “After a long superior, we have made our opinion the best decision for our fans and players. Our main objective is to respect the integrity of the competition and reduce uncertainty for all our stakeholders,” said CEO Jordi Bertomeu. “Even if we understand the measures that make governments.”

However, the Spaniard spoke of a “postponement”, you are looking forward to the return to Berlin “. The capital is expected to become an interior of the Final Four in the coming years.

Belgrade, however, was already in 2018 organizer of the Final Four, then Real Madrid crowned for Luka Doncic zum Euroleague champion. The Serbian capital will be like Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Berlin and Istanbul for the second time the scene of the season final. The game is played in the “strong arena”, which was built in 2004 and offers 15,500 spectators.

Last year, Cologne was the final Fours organ.