Istanbul’s Sinan Erdem Dome will be the stage for the exciting final round of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, which will be played from May 19th to 21st between CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe and Olympiacos Piraeus.
This season has been particularly demanding for the 24 participating teams, and the championship will culminate with four exciting matches played by highly deserving teams to get the trophy; CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Fenerbahçe and Olympiacos Piraeus.
The intense final round of this competition returns to Istanbul, the welcoming and attractive metropolis of Turkey, five years after the EuroLeague Final Four 2012. The matches will take place in the famous Sinan Erdem Dome, Turkey's largest indoor arena and one of the biggest in Europe, where the final round of the 2010 World Basketball Championship was also celebrated.
“İstanbul once again welcomes basketball fans from all across Europe to witness the excitement as the best teams of the continent face each other to be the Champion. As the airline that flies to more countries than any other, it is our core mission to bridge peoples, continents and worlds not only through our wide network but also a diverse range of sponsorship activities that we’ve been engaged in for many years. Our strong backing to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague underlines the importance we attach to the passion of sports, the values of sportsmanship and friendly competition in fulfilling our mission,” said M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee of Turkish Airlines.
One of the most remarkable features of this Final Four is its similarity to the one that took place in 2015 in Madrid, with the same participating teams and even the same semi-final matchups.
The first match will be played on Friday at 17.30 h. (local time) between CSKA Moscow, and the Olympiacos Piraeus.
The audience will enjoy the next match as the semi-final matchup between Fenerbahçe, and Real Madrid at 20.30 h. (local time)
The losing teams of these matches will compete for the third place in the league table on Sunday at 17.00, although the greatest emotion will be reserved for the match between the two finalists, which will take place at 20.00 h. and will be broadcast in nearly 200 countries around the world.
Turkish Airlines sponsorship to the EuroLeague Basketball will continue for three more years.