As of the 2015/2016 season, MAN will be officially partnering the current and 18-fold Swiss league champion FC Basel 1893. In the context of this partnership, FCB is to be supplied with a new MAN Lion’s Coach team bus.
The coach is comfortably equipped and will ensure that the players arrive at their venues well-rested and safe. The interior fittings in the club colors and an impressive design lend the new team bus a striking appearance.
"FC Basel 1893 is a successful club with a long tradition and an ideal platform for our involvement in the Swiss football scene. In Germany, its home market, MAN has been an active football sponsor for several years and we would now like to adapt this strategy for Switzerland, based on our commitment to FC Basel," says Marcus Gossen, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Schweiz AG.
"We are delighted to have been able to acquire a partner like MAN that offers a great deal of experience in the field of team buses. In future, our team will be clearly visible as it travels across Switzerland and Europe comfortably and safely in the new red and blue bus," says Dr. Bernhard Heusler, President of FC Basel 1893.
Fans to decide on the bus name
At www.MANschaftsbus.de FCB fans can currently submit suggestions for the name of the new bus. The new team coach will be presented this autumn at an unusual christening event and handed over to FC Basel 1893.
MAN´s football involvement
MAN is also official partner to the German Bundesliga football clubs FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Wolfsburg, FC Augsburg and Hamburger SV. It also partners the current French champion, Paris Saint-Germain.