Created on 2015-08-12 at 10:00 AM
Basketball is still enjoying its summer vacation in Germany, but the fans’ first test of patience is already at an end. Whilst national team players are preparing for the European Championship at the beginning of September and there isn’t long to wait for the start of training for FC Bayern Basketball, advance sales for the new season begin are set to begin. From 13:00 CEST on 11th August, tickets for league matches in October and November as well as the attractive Euroleague home games at the Audi Dome will go on sale.Bayern’s opening run of home games is encouraging – they open the season on Friday, 2nd October (20:15 CEST) against current cup holders EWE Baskets Oldenburg. Svetislav Pesic’s team will give its first performance on the European stage on Thursday, 22nd October (20:00) against Eurocup champions Khimki Moscow, including former Bayern playmaker Tyrese Rice, in Group A of the Euroleague.
Yassin Idbihi and Lucca Staiger have left FC Bayern Basketball as their contracts have expired. “We are very thankful for what Lucca and Yassin have done for us in the past couple of years,” said Bayern CEO Marko Pesic after the final discussions. “They were both apart of our championship team from 2014 and played a big part in our triumph. They will always have a special place here at the club.”
31-year-old and former Germany national team center Yassin Idbihi arrived in Munich in 2013. In the championship season he averaged 16 minutes per game while dropping 5.8 points and grabbing 4.2 boards. In the 23 Euroleague games he averaged 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. During last season, the German-Moroccan suffered from injury problems and only made 20 appearances in the BEKO BBL. He averaged 10 minutes per game, while only scoring 3.4 points per game.
“I am very thankful that I had the chance to play for FC Bayern and I am very happy and proud that I won the championship back in 2014. It is my biggest success to date. Now I am searching for a new challenge and I wish Bayern all the best for the future,” said Idbihi before departing.
27-year-old Lucca Staiger also took a look back at his two years in a Bayern jersey. The three-ball specialist came from Ludwigsburg in 2013 and during the championship season hit 45 three pointers, giving him a 40.2 percentage from beyond the arc. This past season the shooting guard averaged 13.3 minutes per game, while scoring 4.6 points. In the fifth and final playoff game against Bamberg, he hit four out of five three pointers.
“My time in Munich was a very special, useful and important for me, not only because we won the title one year ago,” said Lucca Staiger.” “I have met many nice people and had the honor to work with special people. The cohesion there was great, everyone was so helpful. I have never experienced something like this in my career and I would like to say thank you to everyone at the club.”
FC Bayern Basketball would like to wish Yassin Idbihi and Lucca Staiger all the best for their futures.
Packages for 2015
The season opener against Oldenburg is a fixed element of the package. Fans then have the choice between both Euroleague games against Moscow and Strasbourg as well as the other home games in the first half of the season (excluding Real Madrid).For every ticket ordered with these packages, there is a free drinks token included (redeemable at kiosks at the Audi Dome). The tokens can be collected from the Info-Point in the foyer of the Audi Dome during the opening game against Oldenburg.
10-game tickets available
For Bayern fans who are struggling with the choice of top games, they can also guarantee themselves these highlights with the new 10 game ticket from €45. Domestic games in the Bundesliga and the five home games in the Euroleague group stage are all bookable with the 10 game card. The advantage is that it offers ten games for the price of nine.Top five packetIf you want to experience the top games against title competitors in the Bundesliga, you should act quickly. FCBB received almost 30,000 ticket requests for the playoff game against Bamberg, and this season the tickets for top games will sell out just as quickly.For Bayern fans who want to secure their seats for the most coveted games can now do this with the new top five packet, which provides tickets for the top games against Bamberg, Berlin, Oldenburg, Ulm and Würzburg. The top five packet is already available from €30.
Overview of league games in October & November / Euroleague home games
- Friday, 2nd October, 20:15 CEST: Bundesliga, Matchday 1: FCBB – EWE Baskets Oldenburg
- Sunday, 11th October, 15:00 CEST: BBL, Matchday 3: FCBB – Telekom Baskets Bonn
- Thursday, 22nd October, 20:00 CEST: Euroleague, Matchday 2: FCBB – Khimki Moscow
- Sunday, 25th October, 17:00 CEST: BBL, Matchday 5: FCBB – medi Bayreuth
- Friday, 30th October, 20:00 CEST: EL, Matchday 3: FCBB – Strasbourg IG
- Sunday, 1st November, 17:00 CEST: BBL, Matchday 6: FCBB – BG Göttingen
- Thursday, 12th November, 20:45 CEST: EL, Matchday 5: FCBB – Red Star Belgrade
- Sunday, 15th November, 17:00 CEST: BBL, Matchday 8: FCBB – Mitteldeutscher BC
- Thursday, 19th November, 20:00 CEST: EL, Matchday 6: FCBB – Fenerbahce Istanbul
- Sunday, 29th November, 17:00 CEST: BBL, Matchday 10: FCBB – Crailsheim Merlins
- Friday, 11th December, 20:45 CEST: EL, Matchday 9: FCBB – Real Madrid