Barquisimeto will host the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas Final4
SAN JUAN (DIRECTV Liga de las Americas) - The International Basketball Federation in the Americas confirmed Barquisimeto, Venezuela as host-city for the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas on 17 and 18 March.
Fuerza Regia (Mexico), Leones de Ponce (Puerto Rico), Bahía Blanca (Argentina) and Guaros de Lara (Venezuela) will arrive in the Venezuelan city to determine the Champion of the continent's most important basketball club league in its 2017 edition.
For the second consecutive year, the Domo de Barquisimeto will serve as venue of the Final4, just as it did in the 2016 edition when Guaros de Lara celebrated its first continental title with the team’s fans.
On March 17, Guaros de Lara will face Leones de Ponce and Fuerza Regia will face Bahia Basket.
The winners will then play for the continental title on March 18.
"It is a great satisfaction for the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas to be able to confirm Barquisimeto, Venezuela as host of the 2017 Final4. The current champion will have the opportunity to defend their continental trophy in front of their people, and with four contenders that have the possibility of reaching the highest place on the podium. The 2016 was unforgettable and we are confident that this 2017 will overcome it in impact and emotions. Those who love this sport can expect a final that will show the best our continent has to offer. The stage and the protagonists are ready to show that," said Usie Richards, FIBA Americas President.
This will be the tenth Final4 of the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas. The first was held in Mexicali, Mexico in which Peñarol lifted the continental title.
The DIRECTV League of the Americas is transmitted through DIRECTV (America - Argentina and Venezuela), Punto2 (Puerto Rico), Sky Sports (Central America) and through the web at livebasketball.tv (subscription required).
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