The second season of BCL Americas begins January 31 with 12 teams under bubble format
MIAMI (United States) - The second season of the Basketball Champions League Americas, the most prestigious continental competition for basketball clubs in the Americas, will begin on January 31. The three hosting venues are Buenos Aires (Argentina), Managua (Nicaragua) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). The games will all be held under bubble format following COVID-19 sanitary protocols.
Twelve teams will participate in the second season of BCL Americas, including Titanes de Barranquilla and Caballos de Coclé; two teams which come from two new countries, Colombia and Panama, respectively. They join San Lorenzo, Quimsa and Instituto from Argentina; Flamengo, Franca and São Paulo from Brazil; CD Valdivia from Chile; Real Esteli from Nicaragua; and Aguada and Peñarol from Uruguay.
Four groups will host three clubs each:
FIBA will implement a COVID-19 sanitary protocol for the second BCL Americas season, just as it was enforced at the end of the first season. The games will be played without fans in the stadiums and entry will be enabled only for accredited persons.
The first bubbles will be played at Estadio Obras (Buenos Aires), Polideportivo Alexis Argüello (Managua) and Ginásio Maracanãzinho (Rio de Janeiro), with the following games:
The group phase will continue with games played from March 4-9 and March 24-29. The winners of each group will face each other in a Final 4 (April 8-13).
The games will be broadcasted by DIRECTV in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Paraguay, as well as DAZN in Brazil and YouTube in other countries.