The Endesa League will start the weekend of September 18-19

The ACB announced this Thursday the key dates for the season, which will start with the Super Cup in Tenerife on September 11 and 12.

The 2021-22 season of the Endesa League, the highest category of Spanish basketball, will begin on the weekend of September 18 and 19, according to the calendar approved by the General Assembly of the Association of Basketball Clubs, which has admitted Breogán from Lugo, recently promoted, as a new partner.

The ACB clubs have held their Ordinary General Assembly for the first time at the headquarters of the Superior Sports Council (CSD), which has announced a support plan of 8 million euros to alleviate the absence of the public due to the coronavirus pandemic and the expenses associated with COVID-19 screening tests.

The meeting approved the incorporation of Breogán, the team that is promoted this season from the LEB Oro, as a member of the ACB, in a campaign in which there is only one promotion and there are two relegations (Estudiantes and Gipuzkoa Basket) for return to being a competition of 18 clubs instead of the 19 of the previous year.

The president of the ACB, Antonio Martín, thanked the CSD, represented by its president José Manuel Franco and its general director Albert Soler "for both the invitation to host the Assembly at its headquarters and the sensitivity they have shown with the clubs," according to indicates the ACB in its statement.

Calendar dates

The Endesa League 2021-22 will begin on September 18 and 19; the first round will end on January 8 and 9; and the end of the regular phase will be on May 14 and 15. The 'playoff' for the title, which will recover the three-game format in the quarterfinals and semifinals, and the best-of-five final, will be between May 17 and June 25. The Copa del Rey will be played between February 17 and 20.

The previous weekend, on September 11 and 12, the Endesa Super Cup will be played, in which Barça will be safe as League and Cup champions, Real Madrid as champions of the Super Cup of the previous year and the other two places could include the third-placed in the League (Lenovo Tenerife) and the host of the tournament, for which the venue has not yet been announced.

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