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Basketball

Audi Dome

They were German champions in 1954 and 1955, and German cup winners in 1968: in the distant past, the FC Bayern basketball team was one of Germany's finest. President Uli Hoeneß and vice-president Bernd Rauch are now working flat out to get the club back to the top as quickly as possible.

FC Bayern started investing heavily in the department after a poll in spring 2010 revealed that 75 percent of club members wanted to see more support for the basketball team. The budget of the former ProA team was raised significantly, German national team coach Dirk Bauermann was hired to lead the second division team, and stars such as Germany stalwart Steffen Hamann and seasoned campaigner Demond Greene were added to the line-up. “Mission: Promotion“ was in full swing – and succeeded. FC Bayern returned to the highest German division, the Beko Basketball Bundesliga (Beko BBL), in summer 2011.

The full basketball experience in the Audi Dome

Promotion to the Beko BBL was not the only reason to celebrate. In summer 2011, the FCB basketballers moved to a new home, the Audi Dome (formerly the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle). The venue for the 1972 Olympic basketball tournament, located towards the southwest of Munich city centre, was recently and expensively modernised. Now 6,700 spectators can experience FC Bayern matches up close. The hall was officially inaugurated with a friendly against Fenerbahce Ülker in September 2011, a week before the first premier league match.

From the smallest to the biggest

There has also been an increase in the promotion of young FCB basketballers. To support this development, FC Bayern contracted former youth national team coach Berthold Bisselik (youth team head coach), who leads the FCB youth programme along with Volker Stix (organisational manager of the youth programme). The youth teams are trimmed for performance and compete in the highest divisions: the U-19 in the youth premier division NBBL, the U-16 in the youth premier division JBBL, and the U-14 in the Bayernliga (Bavarian League). A further three teams each in the U-12 and U-10 age groups give beginners a strong foundation to start their basketballing careers. This commitment to youth development proves once again that FC Bayern is truly back among the German elite.

For more information on the FC Bayern Munich basketball section (German language) visit: www.fcb-basketball.de.

Key facts

Funded

1946

Members

530 (as of: 1 February 2012)

Head of section

Peter Kemmer

Contact

Marko Pesic (Geschäftsführer)

Honours

German Champions 1954 and 1955
German Cup Winners 1968
German Veterans/Veterans Champions 1999 and 2003
German Veterans/Veterans Champions (women) 2007 and 2012
Promotion to the Beko Basketball Bundesliga 2011

Teams

26 teams
4 mens' and 3 women's teams
16 junior teams
3 veterans' teams

Training

Contact Volker Stix ((089) 2005 7000) or visit the Homepage.

Venues

Audi Dome (Grasweg 74, 81373 München)
FC Bayern München sports hall (Säbener Str. 51)
Municipal sports hall (Säbener Str. 49)

More information

FC Bayern München e.V.
Säbener Str. 51-57
81547 München
Tel. (089) 2005 7000
Fax (089) 2005 7001
E-Mail: basketball@fcb.de
Homepage: www.fcb-basketball.de

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