ANDl Minister of Education and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía, Javier Imbroda, described as “a unique event” the Copa del Rey basketball to be played between February 17 and 20, 2022 in Granada, which he defined as “the ideal place” to celebrate this competition. The Junta de Andalucía and the Basketball Club Association (ACB) presented this Wednesday at The Alhambra of Granada the agreement for the Granada capital to host the next edition of the cup tournament in its Palacio de los Deportes.

Imbroda stressed during his speech that “this type of sporting event is an economic and social boost for Andalusia and for the city of Granada“, which already hosted the final phase of the Copa del Rey in 1992 and 1995. “Once again we are going to show that this is the ideal place to hold major sporting events such as the Copa del Rey., a competition without which basketball would not be understood in our country, “he added the current Spanish director and former coach of basketball.

Once again we are going to show that this is the ideal place to hold major sporting events such as the Copa del Rey, a competition without which basketball would not be understood in our country.

Javier Imbroda (Minister of Education and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía)

“I am very satisfied that Granada is hosting a unique event such as the Cup and, above all, for being a city that lives basketball intensely forever, “Imbroda said about a tournament that will be played between February 17 and 20.

Antonio Martín, president of the ACB, during the presentation of the Copa del Rey in Granada.
Antonio Martín, president of the ACB, during the presentation of the Copa del Rey in Granada.EFE

The ACB, which was represented this Wednesday in Granada by its president, Antonio Martín, calculates that the event provoke the arrival in the city of seven thousand fans of the eight participating teams and will generate an economic return of 21 million of euros. “Andalusia makes an important effort for sport and is a joy and pride that with this agreement the ACB will be one more piece in that effort, “explained Martín.

Andalusia makes an important effort for sport and it is a joy and pride that with this agreement the ACB is one more piece in that effort

Antonio Martín (President of the ACB)

The Mayor of Granada, Francisco Cuenca, stated during the ceremony that the Cup will fill Granada “with life, color and economic activity”, highlighting the visit of “thousands of people” and the “international impact” that hosting this competition means for the city. “We are facing one of the most important sporting events in the world of basketball and it will also serve to demonstrate that we are recovering security and guarantees in this city”Cuenca added.

Via Marca.com