The EuroLeagueknown as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for sponsorship reasons, is the top-tier European professional basketball club competition, organized by Euroleague Basketball since The EuroLeague is one of the most popular indoor sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 8, for league matches in the —18 season. That was the fifth-highest of any professional indoor sports league in the world the highest outside the United Statesand the second-highest of any professional basketball league in the world, only behind the National Basketball Association NBA.
The EuroLeague title has been won by 21 different clubs, 13 of which have won the title more than once. The most successful club in the competition is Real Madridwith ten titles. That was when Euroleague Basketball was created. FIBA had never trademarked the "EuroLeague" name, even though it had used that name for the competition since Euroleague Basketball simply appropriated the name, and since FIBA had no legal recourse to do anything about it, it was forced to find a new name for its championship series.
Thus, the following — season started with two Crvena zvezda olympiacos evroliga online dating top European professional "Crvena zvezda olympiacos evroliga online dating" basketball competitions: The rift in European professional club basketball initially showed no signs of letting up.
Top clubs were also split between the two leagues: The leaders of both organizations realized the need to come up with a unified competition. Although only a year old, Euroleague Basketball negotiated from a position of strength and dictated proceedings. As a result, European club competition was fully integrated under Euroleague Basketball's umbrella and teams that competed in the FIBA SuproLeague during the —01 season joined it as well.
In essence, the authority in European professional basketball was divided over club-country lines. Both Euroleague Basketball and IMG will manage the commercial operation, and the management of all global rights covering both media and marketing. According to the agreement, starting with the —11 season, the top European competition would be named Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball.
This title partnership was set to run for five seasons, with the option of extending it to an additional five. The EuroLeague operated under a tournament systemfrom its inaugural seasonthrough the —16 season.
Starting with the —17 seasonthe EuroLeague operates under a league format. Starting with the —17 seasonthe EuroLeague is made up of 16 teams, which each play each other twice, once at home and once away, in a true league style regular season format, totaling 30 games. The top 8 placed teams at the end of the regular season advance to the playoffs, which are held as four individual 5 game playoff series. The higher placed team in the regular season standings of each playoff match up has home-court advantage in each playoff series, playing 3 out of the 5 games at home.
The winners of each of the four playoff series advance to the Final Fourwhich is held at a predetermined site. The Final Four features two semifinals games, a third place game, and the championship game.
Currently, 11 Crvena zvezda olympiacos evroliga online dating of the 16 EuroLeague places are held by licensed clubs that have long-term licenses with Euroleague Basketballand are members of the Shareholders Executive Board. These eleven licensed clubs are currently:.
The remaining 5 EuroLeague places are held by associated clubs that have annual licences. These five associated clubs are awarded through one place going to the winner of the previous season's 2nd-tier European competitionthe EuroCupwith the other four places going to a combination of European national domestic league winners and wild cards.
Effective as of the —13 seasonEuroLeague clubs with what was at the time an "A License" had to host their home EuroLeague games in Crvena zvezda olympiacos evroliga online dating that have a seating capacity of at least 10, people.
This same minimum 10, seat arena capacity rule, now currently applies to all EuroLeague clubs with a long-term license. This was done in hopes of increasing revenues through more ticket sales. Conversely, associated clubs, must currently play in arenas that seat at least 5, people.
These are the teams that participate in the —19 EuroLeague season:. Since the beginning of the —01 season Euroleague Basketball era:. The EuroLeague season is broadcast on televisionand can be seen in up to countries and territories. The EuroLeague Final Four is broadcast on television in up to countries and territories. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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