Bertomeu: Moscow is a strong contender for the finals-Euroleague 2019

ISTANBUL, Sep 27 — R-Sport. Moscow is a strong candidate to host the 2019 Final four of Euroleague basketball “VTB Arena”, but the final choice has not been made, said the President of Euroleague Jordi Bertomeu.

Earlier media reported that the Euroleague will soon have to announce that the Final four basketball tournament in one of the next three seasons will be held in Moscow. Senior Vice President of VTB Bank and head of the project “VTB arena Park Andrei Peregudov in September said the Agency “R-Sport” that “the Euroleague Final four in Moscow, according to the plans, should take place in 2019, and that in this regard are detailed negotiations.

“Moscow is a strong candidate in the choice of the venue of the Final four in 2019. “VTB arena Park” is a great place to play there. But we continue to negotiate, and the choice has not been made,” said Bertomeu at a press conference.

Moscow hosted the Final four of Euroleague basketball only once — in may of 2005. The matches of the tournament took place in sport center “Olympic”.

On Tuesday it was also announced that the Final four of the season 2016/2017 will be held in Istanbul, and host the final stage of the season-2017/18 will be announced in October. Earlier media reported that the main candidate to host Final four in 2018 is Belgrade.