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MALAGA

Malaga confirmed as host of two major tournaments next year

  • Both the basketball Copa del Rey and the futsal Copa de España will come to the city in February 2020

February 2020 will be a big month for sport in the city of Malaga with both the basketball Copa del Rey and the futsal Copa de España hosted at the city's Palacio de Deportes.

On Monday at the headquarters of the Malaga provincial government, representatives of the city hall and the provincial and regional governments signed an agreement to pay the one-million-euro fee to Liga ACB for the rights to host the annual cup competition for Spanish basketball teams which takes place every February. All that remains is the official announcement at the League Assembly.

Also next February will be the the eight-team play-off between the best futsal teams in the country. A letter of intent between all of the involved parties was signed at the Education headquarters of the Junta de Andalucía, just hours after the aforementioned agreement.

"This has been a very important day for the city," said Malaga city councillor for Sport, Elisa Pérez de Siles. "We want to invite all citizens to participate in what will be a sports extravaganza."