Madrid to Host 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four

By Community | May 19, 2014

Euroleague Basketball have announced that the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will be held at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid in the historic basketball city of Madrid from May 15 to 17, 2015.

The Final Four returns to Madrid, the Spanish capital, for the first time since 2008, when CSKA Moscow captured its sixth continental crown. Euroleague Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu was joined by the Community of Madrid’s sports and youth general director, Pablo Juan Salazar, to make the announcement prior to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Championship Game Press Conference at Mediolanum Forum in Milan. 

“This year had many candidates interested in welcoming the Final Four, but we have decided to return to Madrid, because it fulfils all the requirements of being a great host city,” Euroleague Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu said. “It is a European capital with easy access in a well-connected central location. Madrid has a great arena in the city center. It is a basketball city with a huge basketball fan base, which has filled the arena for every Turkish Airlines Euroleague game played there. And Spain is one of our strategic markets.” 

Madrid is home to Real Madrid who lost their second consective Championship Game in the Final Four to Israel’s Maccabi Electra 98-86 on Sunday.   

“It is a great joy to confirm that the Comunidad de Madrid will host the next final Four. I want to thank the Euroleague and its president Jordi Bertomeu in particular the great support he gives Comunidad de Madrid to organize this great event,” Madrid’s sports and youth general director, Pablo Juan Salazar said. “The 2014 FIBA World Cup is in Spain this summer and its final stage will be in Madrid, at Palacio de Deportes. Therefore, it is a matter of joy to offer all people in Madrid the chance to watch the best national teams this summer and the best teams in Europe next year… With Madridians’ trademark hospitality, we want to host this event with open arms, with the same reception that the beautiful City of Milan gave us.” 

The Euroleague final will be played in Madrid for the sixth time since 1958 and the city will host its third Final Four. Madrid hosted the second ever Final Four in 1967 before the concept was shelved for two decades. 

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