Žabiny Brno will host the 2020 Final Four on March 21-22. Saturday offers semifinal matchups between Pieštanske Čajky and Dynamo Novosibirsk as well as Žabiny Brno and Tsmoki Minsk. The medal games will follow on Sunday.
Žabiny won the rights to host the landmark event after a perfect regular season and the quarterfinal series against SBŠ Ostrava. The games will take place at Sport hall Rosnička.
The Final Four will feature Belarus champion Tsmoki Minsk, Czech Cup winner Žabiny Brno, Russian Premier league team Dynamo Novosibirsk and Slovak vice-champion Pieštanske Čajky.
SCHEDULE (local time only)
Saturday, March 21: semifinals
15:30 Pieštanske Čajky vs Dynamo Novosibirsk
18:30 Basket Žabiny Brno vs Tsmoki Minsk
Sunday, March 22: medal games
15:30 Game for the third place
20:30 Award ceremony
Local time (as of March 3): Brno 15:30 = Pieštany 15:30 = Central European time 15:30 = Minsk 17:30 = Novosibirsk 21:30
Brno hosted the 2006 FIBA EuroLeague Women`s Final Four and co-hosted the 2010 FIBA Women`s World Cup.
Brno with about 400 000 inhabitants is the second largest city in the Czech Republic after Prague.
Brno is a well known student city and important IT hub. It`s located 110 kilometres north of the Austrian capital Vienna and 120 kilometres northwest of the Slovakia capital Bratislava.
Final Four history
Rīga 2016: TTT Rīga, Basket 90 Gdynia, Astana Tigers, Tsmoki Minsk
Košice 2017: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Basket 90 Gdynia
Rīga 2018: Good Angels Košice, TTT Rīga, Dynamo Moscow, Udominate Basket
Rostov on Don 2019: TTT Rīga, Tsmoki Minsk, Rostov Don SFEDU, Žabiny Brno
Final Four experience
Tsmoki Minsk 2016 (first time), 2019, 2020
Žabiny Brno 2019 (first time), 2020
Pieštanske Čajky (first time)
Dynamo Novosibirsk (first time)
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