Vitoria will host, according to all indications, the Copa del Rey basketball between February 17 and 20, 2022. It already did so in the 2000, 2002, 2008, 2013 and 2017 editions. It will, therefore, be the sixth time that the Buesa Arena hosts this event.
The agreement between the club, the City Council of Vitoria, the Provincial Council of Álava and the Basque Government is total. It only remains for the ACB to do official the designation. On other occasions, the fee to be paid was close to one million euros but, on this occasion and considering the consequences of the pandemic, it could even become cheaper. From the Basque institutions it is considered that it is an activating project of the economy after which it is falling.
Burgos, Pamplona and Valencia They had also been nominated as possible venues for the 2022 edition but they will have to wait. Although the normal thing is that Baskonia, who travel to Berlin today to play tomorrow against Alba, get their classification by the table, the reality is that, as host, they are already assured of competing. The progressive return to normality in society is also taking place in basketball and one of the usual venues to host events such as the Copa del Rey will do so again in 2022.
The final phase of the tournament del KO is one of the most exciting events in Vitoria. The city is full of hobbies, hotels hang the “no places” sign and restaurants are full. Euskadi has had great restrictions during the coronavirus epidemic but the Basque Government has already declared that the situation seems under control. In February 2022 it will be in much better conditions so this activity can be carried out, which will also generate new income for the Baskonia-Alavés Group that Josean Querejeta has chaired for years.