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Tenerife to host inaugural Basketball Champions League Final Four

Tenerife has been announced as the host of the Basketball Champions League’s first-ever season-ending Final Four event.

The largest of the seven Canary Islands will host the European club competition’s season finale from April 28-30.

Spanish Liga ACB team Iberostar Tenerife has qualified for the event on its home territory. Tenerife will be joined by Turkish Super Ligi club Banvit, French Pro A team AS Monaco and Italian Serie A outfit Umana Reyer Venezia.

“We’re very excited to have Tenerife host the first-ever Basketball Champions League Final Four,” the competition’s chief executive, Patrick Comninos, said. “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 take place on April 28, with the third-place game and final scheduled for April 30. The draw to determine the pairings will be made on Thursday.

The inaugural Basketball Champions League season got underway in October. The tournament is a joint venture between the International Basketball Federation (Fiba) and 10 domestic leagues in Europe.