Istanbul to Host Euroleague Basketball Final Four
May 9, 2011
Euroleague Basketball has announced the city of Istanbul as the home of the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.
The state-of-the-art Sinan Erdem Arena, sickness which opened in 2010 to host the FIBA World Championships final stages, will host European basketballs premier event in early May 2012.
Euroleague Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu stated: “I have to say that we are glad to announce that the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will take place in the beautiful, amazing city of Istanbul at Sinan Erdem Arena in early May, as always, according to the Final Four tradition.
“Turkish basketball has dramatically improved in the last years. We are very happy about the way basketball has grown in Turkey, at both club and national team level.”
Turgay Demirel, the President of the Turkish Basketball Federation, added: “I am very proud to be able to finalize negotiations with the Euroleague to host the event in 2012 in Istanbul, the sport capital of Europe for the coming year. Istanbul has been a very good host for many sporting events and the arena is very good.”