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OAKA wants to join the team for the 2025 Final Four

OAKA wants to join the team for the 2025 Final Four

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In Panathinaikos Aktor, there are early thoughts about submitting a candidacy to OAKA to organize the Final Four of the Europa League in 2025.

Panathinaikos AKTOR wants to realize the possibility of bringing the Final Four back to OAKA after eighteen (18) years next season. Since OAKA has been in green hands for a year (so everything related to it is judged by KAE Panathinaikos AKTOR), in the last few weeks, early thoughts have been floated about the possibility of submitting a bid to EuroLeague Basketball so that the organization’s major appointment is made once again in OAKA. , as it happened – for the last time – in 2007.

Belgrade (Stark Arena), Barcelona (Palau Sant Jordi) and Dubai are the three possible destinations for the 2025 final as reported abroad in recent weeks, with the top two sides looking like favorites at the moment. However, this does not mean that any discussion or reflection about OAKA is prohibited.

At the current stage, of course, this scenario is something that the residents of Panathinaikos Aktor must address.

EuroLeague Basketball CEO Paulios Motigiounas showed openness during the Final Four to the possibility of returning to OAKA (after a related question from SPORT24), but we should not lose sight/forget that the main thing (off the field) is the position that the Municipality of Athens will maintain . Simply because it will bear the burden of hosting the teams, fans, and officials if it is wiped out (as happens naturally in any case).

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The odds are clearly not in favor of such a treaty for 2025, but all this discussion reveals the high ambitions of the people of Panathinaikos Aktor to bring the Final Four back to the Greek capital in the near future. If it doesn’t happen in 2025, why not in 2026?