EuroLeague cities: Las Palmas, Spain

Aug 23, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print
EuroLeague cities: Las Palmas, Spain

One of the most westerly cities in Europe, Las Palmas's far-flung location on the island of Gran Canaria in the Atlantic Ocean – around 150 kilometers off the coast of Morocco – lends a mystical air that is further enhanced by year-round sunshine and dramatic volcanic scenery. Despite its remote location, Las Palmas is a major city – the ninth-largest in Spain – and the hub of economic and cultural life in the Canary Islands. That includes basketball, ever since the founding of Club Baloncesto Herbalife Gran Canaria in 1963 by a local school. From humble beginnings 'Granca' has grown rapidly in recent years, maintaining its position in the Spanish top flight since 1995 and winning its first title in 2016 by overcoming Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup, having reached the EuroCup Final the previous year. After continuing its year-on-year improvement, it's now time to welcome a brand-new club and city to the competition and let them inject a little island life into the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague!