The BCL Final Four is here. Next Friday, at 5:30 p.m., the first semifinal of this event will begin, in which Hapoel Jerusalem and Lenovo Tenerife will fight for a place in the very final on Sunday. At 8:30 p.m. on the same Friday, Unicaja and the German Telekom Bonn will be the ones who will play their “semi”.
Over the last few days, work has been done at the Los Guindos club and at FIBA itself so that everything is in perfect condition for next weekend, in which almost 10,000 fans of the four participating teams will pack the Palacio de los Deportes.
Organizing an event of this magnitude in just three weeks has been a challenge that has forced all the departments of the green club to exert themselves. The president himself Antonio Jesus Lopez Nietohe verbalized last week on Radio Marca Málaga: “I have to publicly thank the effort and work of all those who make up the Unicaja family: the administrative part, marketing, press, administration… Because The work as Host by the hand of the BCL, to carry out an event of this magnitude with the possibility of more than ten thousand people being there, is very complicated in such a short time, since it was announced that Malaga was the chosen seat. All this, following the day to day at the club, which does not stop. These are very busy days”, acknowledged the president, overwhelmed by the number of commitments and organizational issues that have had to be resolved in a very short space of time.
Nearly 3,000 fans will arrive in Malaga
The city will be transformed in these coming days with the arrival of the entire organizational apparatus that drives FIBA, in addition to the Nearly 3,000 fans from the rest of the participating teams who will be present at the Carpena to watch the Final Four live, with special mention for the approximately 2,000 who will arrive from Israel to support Hapoel. A “red tide” will invade the streets of Malaga starting this Monday, although the bulk of the Hebrew fans (the Israeli press says that several of them without tickets) are scheduled to land at the Costa del Sol airport starting this Tuesday, when the Hebrew team itself will arrive.
It will be the second time that Unicaja will play as a local team the option of lifting a title in front of their fansafter the missed opportunity in the final of the Copa del Rey in Málaga 2020, in which Real Madrid beat the team then coached by Luis Casimiro.