UMMC Ekaterinburg to host EuroLeague Women final four
For the last time in this format the EuroLeague Women final four hosts will be 2003 champions UMMC Ekaterinburg.
It was in 2007 when the final four was also staged in Russia when Sparta&K Moscow Region had picked up their first European club championship.
About this year's bidding process there was not a lot of information supplied. But FIBA Europe Secretary General Nar Zanolin said "It is about time that we go to the other side of the Urals," and concluded "Our friends from Ekaterinburg more than convinced us with their bid to host the event and the excitement in the club and the city is enormous."
Both semi-finals will be played on Friday, 8 April with the 3rd place match and final on Sunday, 10 April 2011.
As mentioned above, the format of the competition changes for 2012 and the final four will become a final eight.FIBA Europe will release more information in the near future.