The Top Four for the German Cup will take place in the Munich Audi Dome
Right at the start of its anniversary season, the Munich Audi Dome will be the focus of the BBL's first title decision: In the Hall at Westpark, now in its tenth season as home court for FC Bayern Basketball club, the top four for the German Cup will take place on November 1-2. This decision was announced by easyCredit BBL on Monday.
The final will take place (due to the EuroLeague commitments of Bayern and Alba Berlin) on Monday evening, November 2, and will be shown as a free TV offer. Otherwise, the complete cup package will be broadcasted as usual via the Magenta TV offer as well as on the various channels of MagentaSport.
The national cup will be played in a modified and extended format this season: Starting next weekend, the best 16 teams of the pre-season will meet in regional qualification tournaments: In four groups of four, the respective pool winners will qualify for the top four. The three preliminary round gamedays will take place on October 17-18 and 24-25/26, in Bonn, Ulm, Vechta and Weissenfels.The Cup Final on Monday, November 2, as FreeTV offer, all games will be on MagentaSport
The FCBB starts on Sunday (18.10., 20:30) in Weissenfels against Bayreuth in the southern group. Prior to that, head coach Andrea Trinchieri's team has two difficult EuroLeague away games to play in Tel Aviv (Wednesday, 18:30.) and at Fenerbahce Istanbul (Friday, 19:45). The first duel in the "MagentaSport BBL Cup" is thus the third game in five days.
"We are delighted that we will also be able to host the Top Four in the Audi Dome after the Final10 and would like to thank everyone for their confidence," said FCBB Managing Director Marko Pesic. "Regardless of the fact that we would naturally like to reach the final round in Munich in the upcoming qualifying rounds, we will again try to organize the best possible event. And if as many people as possible adhere to the rules of hygiene and distance - especially now - we might even be able to celebrate another basketball festival with spectators in the Audi Dome".
The Audi Dome - the former Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, built for the Olympic basketball competitions of the 1972 Summer Games - has been the venue for the Munich team since Bayerns' rise to the BBL. It was previously used as a venue for concerts and various sporting events such as boxing competitions until it was closed in 2003. Following a thorough modernization, the "Audi Dome", which currently holds 6,500 spectators, was officially inaugurated in September 2011. The FCBB is currently entering its tenth season in the hall at Munich's Westpark and in the BBL. In June 2020, the final10 for the German championship took place there, with which the BBL was able to end the 2019/2020 season, which had been cancelled due to the corona crisis.
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