By John Askounis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2020 Final Four will take place in Cologne, Germany, EuroLeague informed via press release on Wednesday. The four best teams of Europe’s premier competition in the 2019-20 campaign will meet in Germany between May 22nd and May 24th.
Lanxess Arena of Germany’s fourth-largest city by population will gather European basketball’s elite to conclude the upcoming EuroLeague season. Cologne will host the Final Four for the first time with the fans at more than 18,000-seated venue witnessing the next champion.
Berlin previously hosted the Final Four in 2009 and 2016, but Cologne will become the second Germany city to host the event this center, the fourth city without a local EuroLeague club to receive the Final Four as well.
“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, took out. “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.”