On Saturday it's back to los for the basketball players of Alba Berlin. From the Central station, in the ICE, away game. The expiration of the Berliner already know enough, especially in the Cup. After the home game in the first round against Bayreuth – this, however, was not held in the domestic Arena at the Ostbahnhof, but in the Max-Schmeling-Halle – gave them the lot of three trips: Munich, Frankfurt, and now, in the Grand Finale on Sunday, Bamberg.
This is certainly annoying, but it is what it is with draws, sometimes you're lucky and sometimes not. Alba's Responsible annoys, however, is something else. Only 700 Fans in Berlin can accompany the Team to Bamberg and the revenues stay fully at the host. "We will open the discussion on each case," says Manager Marco Baldi. "And not only because we are in this year to get reamed on this one."
Until last season, the Cup final took place in the context of a Top-Four tournament at a predetermined site. This season will now be played for the first time in the new mode that allows more teams participating in the Cup and in the home for each round by drawing lots will be determined, through to the final. "It is the first of the year, and I find the new mode," says Baldi. Sporty and economical, the competition is now much more interesting, "that one can optimize a little and should optimize, is clear."
division, such as in soccer is an Option
If the people in charge of the German Basketball League, BBL and those of the clubs put together and after the first harvest in the new mode, a conclusion can be draw, will probably stand, especially the endgame in focus. While it is also in other sports and countries is common, that the home is right to draw up to the semi-finals, the finals, usually at a fixed and neutral place. That Alba now has to compete against Bamberg in Bamberg, Germany, is not from a sporting point of view, a clear disadvantage, especially since the guest quota fails with a hall capacity of more than 6000 places just lush. The Tickets for Albanian Fans were sold out within 20 minutes.
in addition to the followers of the Club are suffering under the mode. Although the BBL pays considerably more money to the participating clubs, the stadium will remain but the home club. A sold-out hall, as you would be Alba, in the quarter-final against Bayern and in the final against Bamberg have been safe, brings revenue in the six digit range. A division between home - and host Association, as in football, the usual, was "an Option," says Baldi.More about
Alba Berlin fucking good, the Cup final
The anticipation of the Cup final with Alba but also from the not-quite-Mature mode. Finally, it is to celebrate something Special, a title in the enemy's hall. "I know how that feels," says Baldi. "We moved through the pedestrian zone in Bamberg and sung."