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Cologne will host 2020 EuroLeague Final-4

Cologne will host 2020 EuroLeague Final-4

Cologne, Germany will host next year’s EuroLeague Final-4 from May 22 to 24. 

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The Lanxess Arena in Germany's fourth-largest city by population, Cologne, will become the epicenter of international basketball from May 22 to 24, 2020 playing host to the 2020 EuroLeague Final-4. Athens was initially in the running to host the event, however the Laxness Arena was given the honor.

Cologne joins two-time host Berlin, which did the honors in 2009 and 2016, as the second German city to host the event this century. The 2020 Final Four will culminate a season in which the EuroLeague will expand its list of participating teams from 16 to 18, with two German teams, ALBA Berlin and FC Bayern Munich, highlighting the importance of Germany as a strategic market for Euroleague Basketball.

"To open a new decade dedicated to bringing the EuroLeague to new fans, we are proud to choose Cologne as our next Final Four host," Jordi Bertomeu, President and CEO of Euroleague Basketball, said. "After Prague in 2006, Paris in 2010 and London in 2013, we again bring the continent's biggest basketball event to a new place where our sport has thrived so that fans there can see the best basketball in Europe where they live. At the same time, we could not have chosen a better arena or a more vibrant, welcoming city for the many fans who will travel to the Final Four from around the world."

Lanxess Arena has a capacity of more than 18,000 seated spectators and led the ticket sales ranking for arena venues worldwide with almost 700,000 sold during the first half of 2019.

 

by Sarantos Kaperonis

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