Barcelona withdraws interest to host ACB’s final tournament

2020-05-16T12:06:57+00:00 2020-05-16T12:12:11+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

16/May/20 12:06

There are now nine candidates for the final phase of the Spanish League.

By Eurohoops team/

Barcelona won’t be submitting an official candidacy to host the 12-team tournament that ACB is planning for the potential conclusion of the 2019-2020 Spanish League season, per Mundo Deportivo. The city decided to not proceed due to a lack of information that is needed to evaluate the idea of organizing the tournament.

ACB had announced Barcelona among the 10 locations that were sent the requirements needed to host the final phase of the season: A tournament featuring the top 12 teams in the standings at the moment of the league’s suspension.

The nine remaining candidates after Barcelona’s withdrawal are Almería, Andorra, Barcelona, ​​Gran Canaria, Madrid, Menorca, Navarra, Tenerife, Valencia and Zaragoza

ACB has until May 31 to decide on whether the tournament will be held. The tournament is planned to take place in mid to end of July, something that may create a conflict with EuroLeague’s schedule for its own final phase. Euroleague has set May 24 as a deadline for its final decision.