Although it has not yet been officially announced, we can already confirm that the final phase of the Endesa League 2019/20 is going to take place in Valencia. It was the great favorite of the venues that had applied to host the end of the CBA and the cat has been carried into the water ahead of Tenerife, Las Palmas, Barcelona, Madrid, Andorra, Zaragoza, Menorca, Pamplona and Almería.
One of the keys, as the companions of the newspaper As comment, has been the great involvement of the owner of the Valencia Basket, Juan Roig, who has put himself at the forefront of the operation and has guaranteed economic and health viability. It must be said that the ACB expects all the players of the 12 teams that are going to play in the final phase to pass the PCR test this week.
An EXCEPTIONAL Final Phase # LigaEndesa pic.twitter.com/El5MXJBCBi
– Endesa League (@ACBCOM) May 27, 2020
Right now the dates indicated are as follows: the competition will return on June 17 and the grand final will take place on the 30th of the same month, so they achieve the great goal of not playing in July.
All matches will be played in the same place, at Valencia Basket’s home, La Fonteta.
It must be remembered that the ACB has determined that the top 12 finishers in the regular league will contest this final phase. There are two groups of six teams, the first two go directly to the semifinals. To say that both the semis and the final will be played in the Final Four style of the Euroleague, one match. These are the groups:
Group A: Barça, Tenerife, Bilbao, Baskonia, Unicaja and Joventut.
Group B: Real Madrid, Zaragoza, Andorra, Valencia, Burgos and Gran Canaria.