Saski Baskonia is a Spanish basketball team based in Vitoria-Gasteiz, which is the Basque capital city. Their home stadium is the Fernando Buesa Arena, which seats almost 16,000 and hosted the FIBA European Cup Final in 1966. The team has won many Spanish Cups, Spanish Supercup and Spanish King’s Cup competitions. The club was founded in 1959 as part of the Club Deportivo Vasconia. One of the reasons a basketball team was established in the city was that that the citizens were disillusioned with the football team. The club currently play in the EuroLeague Basketball, which is the premier European competition for professional basketball. Buy and sell Saski Baskonia tickets on StubHub to see this remarkable basketball team in action.
It took until 1963 for Saski Baskonia to win any titles. From then on, they ascended steadily through the leagues from the 3rd Division to claim their place in the 1st Division in 1971. In 1973, they signed a foreign player for the first time. This was Canadian Phil Tollestrup, who played for his country both on the national side and in the Games in Summer. The 1970s were a good decade for the club, including a spell at the very top of the league. They were seen as a humble club, but despite this, managed to beat basketball giants, including PBC CSKA Moscow. For anyone who doesn’t already know about this thrilling, action-packed sport, the aim is simple. Each five-member team has to throw the ball through the netted hoop at their opponent’s end to score a point. At the same time, they must prevent their opponents from scoring points at their own end. The ball is moved around the hall by bouncing and dribbling. There are strict rules around carrying the ball and throwing it. Players can be tackled, but physical contact must be minimal. Experience the lightning paced game of top-quality basketball when you buy and sell Saski Baskonia tickets on StubHub.
One of Spanish basketball’s great teams
Saski Baskonia have experienced their share of ups, downs and tragedy, with the death of Juanma Condeone, one of their top players of the late 1970s–early 1980s. They have been promoted and relegated but have always fought their way back into the first division. They are a determined side and have worked hard to attain their place in European basketball with grit and determination. Buy and sell Saski Baskonia tickets on StubHub and support one of Spain’s great basketball teams.
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