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Basketball training facilities in Canary Islands

Fernando Romay, Tenerife, Canary Islands

The former basketball player and current ambassador for the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB due to its Spanish initials), Fernando Romay, is constantly in Canary Islands. With top-class training facilities, the archipelago accommodates many disciplines for elite sportspeople. As Romay himself says, “Canary Islands are a fabulous setting for any kind of event—whether national or international—at any level.”

Having seen the archipelago’s sports facilities many times during his time as a basketball player, Fernando Romay has only good things to say about Canary Islands. “They have top-class facilities and they provide excellent options for sport.”


Gran Canaria Arena


The fact is that the sports facilities in Canary Islands have everything we need not only for basketball training and preparing for the new season, but they have hosted prestigious sports events throughout their history. For example, on the island of Gran Canaria, we have Gran Canaria Arena, strategically located in the Siete Palmas sports city. A key spot as regards sport on the island that also includes the Gran Canaria Football Stadium and the grass hockey pitch. Gran Canaria Arena has everything the professional basketball player needs for training and it has also been the venue for different sporting events, such as the Group D matches for the first stage of the 2014 World Basketball Championship – a real demonstration of all the possibilities offered by these facilities.


Santiago Martín Pavilion, Tenerife


For its part, the island of Tenerife is home to another well-known pavilion: the Santiago Martín. In the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna, these facilities include an excellent basketball court for professional training, in addition to providing access to highly qualified personnel. With capacity for about 5,000 people, the Santiago Martín Pavilion has been—and will be in the future—the venue for world-class sporting events, such as the 2018 Women’s Basketball World Cup.

Fernando Romay also adds that Canary Islands “are not just worthy of note for their most iconic facilities but the work they have put into adapting to another kind of sports infrastructure for training elite sportspeople is visible.”

  • Gran Canaria
  • Tenerife
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