Liga Leumit (basketball)

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Liga Leumit
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Founded 1966; 52 years ago (1966)
First season 1966–67
Country  Israel
Confederation FIBA Europe
Number of teams 14
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Israeli Premier League
Relegation to Liga Artzit
Domestic cup(s) Israeli Basketball State Cup

Liga Leumit (Hebrew: ליגה לאומית‎, lit. National League) is the second tier level league of basketball competition in Israel. It is the league level that is below the first tier Israeli Premier League.

League system[edit]

The league contains 14 clubs that compete in a home-and-away round-robin. At the end of the season, the top eight clubs advance to the play-offs. The first round is played on a best-of-three basis. The four winning clubs advance to two best-of-five playoffs, the winners of which are promoted to the Super League.

The two teams that finish at the bottom of the table are relegated to Liga Artzit.

Current clubs[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity
Maccabi Haifa Haifa Romema Arena 5,000
Hapoel Haifa Haifa Romema Arena 5,000
Elitzur "Eito" Ashkelon Ashkelon Ashkelon Sports Arena 3,000
Hapoel Galil Elyon/Kiryat Shmona Upper Galilee and Kiryat Shmona HaPais Kfar Blum 2,200
Maccabi Ra'anana Ra'anana Metro West 1,850
Hapoel Ramat Gan Givatayim Ramat Gan and Givatayim Zisman Hall 1,400
Elitzur Kiryat Ata Kiryat Ata Ramaz Hall 1,000
Elitzur Maccabi Netanya Netanya Yeshurun Hall 1,000
Hapoel Afula Afula Nir Ha'emak Hall 1,000
Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin Kiryat Motzkin Goshen Hall 750
Hapoel Kfar Saba Kfar Saba HaYovel Kfar Saba 680
Elitzur Yavne Yavne Ralf Klain Hall 600
Maccabi Rehovot Rehovot Katzir Hall 500
Maccabi Hod HaSharon Hod HaSharon Atidim Hall 400

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