FIBA Announces Tenerife, Spain, As Women's Basketball World Cup 2018 Host
FIBA confirmed Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, will host the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup 2018. The group phase will be held at the Tenerife Sports Pavilion Santiago Martín in San Cristóbal de La Laguna and the Palacio Municipal de Deportes in Santa Cruz. The final phase will then take place in the Tenerife Sports Pavilion Santiago Martín, which has a seating capacity of 5,100. The Quico Cabrera venue is set for reconstruction and will be a 3,600-seat facility. Tenerife has experience hosting high-level basketball competitions, most recently serving as the background for the Final Four of the inaugural season of the Basketball Champions League and the FIBA Intercontinental Cup (FIBA).