30th March 2016: The ninth edition of EHL builds to a crescendo in Barcelona with the FINAL4 taking place at the Pau Negre stadium in the shadow of the 1992 Olympic stadium.
It follows a successful KO16 and KO8 competition in Amsterdam, played out in front of huge crowds both in the stadium, on television across several continents and online via the EHL and Eversport’s live streams and social media outlets.
Of the elite sides to advance, Harvestehuder THC are the last remaining former EHL champions and will meet an AH&BC Amsterdam seeking their first hold on the Alain Danet Trophy having finished third in 2010 and 2013 and second in 2012. They play in the first tie at 12pm on Saturday, May 14.
The second FINAL4 tie features the two newcomers to this elevated phase of the competition. Atlètic Terrassa saw off Belgian sides KHC Leuven and KHC Dragons to earn their semi-final place where they can look to enjoy large home support.
They play another side who are through to the FINAL4 for the first time, SV Kampong. The Utrecht side were probably the most impressive performer in Amsterdam, running up a 6-1 win over Racing Club de France and a 5-1 win over German champions Rot Weiss Köln. The second tie takes place at 2.30pm on May 14.
The Grand Final (2pm) and the bronze medal match (11.30am) take place a day later, on Sunday, May 15, with the ninth season of the world’s premier club hockey competition with the latest champion crowned.
Tickets will be available for purchase via the EHL website on Thursday, March 31: http://www.ehlhockey.tv/tickets/
Final4 match schedule (Pau Negre Stadium; Passeig Olimpic, 5; 08038-Barcelona (ESP), all times CET)
Saturday, May 14
M1 Semi Final 1: Harvestehuder vs AH&BC Amsterdam, 12pm
M2 Semi Final 2: Atlètic Terrassa vs SV Kampong, 2.30pm
Sunday, May 15
M3 Bronze-medal match: Loser SF 1 vs Loser SF 2, 11.30am
M4 Grand Final: Winner SF 1 vs Winner SF 2, 2pm
Note: Match times may change subject due to the requirements of television or other factors as determined by EHL, though the order of matches will remain the same.