"Combine the excitement of the NCAA Final Four with the party atmosphere of the Super Bowl and a quality of basketball that is surpassed only by the NBA Playoffs, and you have perhaps the most exciting basketball event in the world." - ESPN.com, Chad Ford
Euroleague Basketball regrets having to announce that due to the ongoing global pandemic situation and in accordance with the recommendations of the German national and local authorities, it has been decided to organize the 2021 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four without any fans in attendance.
The decision comes despite Euroleague Basketball having spent a year since last season was cancelled prematurely developing a large number of options and scenarios with the intention of letting as many fans as safely possible take part in the Final Four.
However, since the health and safety of the fans and participants remain the paramount concern for all, attendance at the Final Four will now be limited to teams, working staff and selected media, all subject to strict hygiene protocols and regulations. Euroleague Basketball will also provide a remote service for all journalists not being able to attend due to current restrictions to provide them the same opportunities as if they were on-site.