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MAN is new partner of FC Bayern Munich Basketball

All top Munich teams with MAN team buses.

FC Bayern Munich Basketball's players can rely on MAN as their new, strong partner. MAN has been the premium partner of football Bundesliga club FC Bayern Munich since 2008 and is now also supporting the club's basketball team under successful coach Dirk Bauermann. As part of the agreement, the DAX 30 company from Munich is making an exclusively fitted MAN Lion's Coach available as a team bus to transport the basketball artists comfortably during the season. Dr Frank Hiller, Director of Marketing, Sales & Services for MAN Truck & Bus, handed over the new bus to the players and their coach at the MAN Forum, watched by FC Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness. All Munich's representatives in the top German sporting leagues now travel to their away games in MAN team buses: FC Bayern and 1860 Munich (football), FC Bayern (basketball) and EHC Munich (ice hockey).

"Tradition and state of the art, success, passion and the claim to be one of the very best, nationally as well as internationally are only some of the characteristics that MAN and FC Bayern Munich have in common. With the promotion of its basketball team to the Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich has now also reached the top league in Germany in that sport. We are delighted with this success and are proud to now be supporting FC Bayern's up-and-coming basketball artists on their way to winning the championship," says Dr Frank Hiller, Director of Marketing, Sales & Services for MAN Truck & Bus.

FC Bayern Munich Basketball's exclusive team bus, an MAN Lion's Coach customised to meet the needs of the bigger than average athletes, will ensure comfortable travelling on the road to that title. With an overall length of 13.8 metres, the touring bus offers both luxury and complete relaxation. The trips to the away games will be experiences in themselves, while the trips home again will help the athletes to recuperate after their strenuous matches. Each player will have one of the total of 18 double seats with legrests. In order to provide even more legroom and maximum comfort, the space between the rows of seats has been increased to around 1.2 metres. For optimal networking, the players have access to WiFi and personal USB ports and power supply. The built-in console for video games provides off-court entertainment and the integrated galley caters for much more than just the small appetite. The proven, top technology of the MAN Lion's Coach will see the team getting ahead, speedily and safely.

MAN has cooperation agreements with many of the top teams at national and international level in football and ice hockey, providing them with customised team buses. The new partnership with FC Bayern Munich Basketball sees MAN now also entering basketball as a sponsor.

FC Bayern Munich Basketball and FC Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeneß in front of the new team bus, a MAN Lion´s Coach.

Dr Frank Hiller, Director of Marketing, Sales & Services for MAN Truck & Bus, hands over the symbolic key for the new FC Bayern Munich Basketball MAN team bus to FC Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeneß (right) and Dirk Bauermann (right), Coach of FC Bayern Munich Basketball.