How much thrill can you bear? Dramatic moments, stunning athletics and a stirring atmosphere - all of this is guaranteed at home games of the ALBA BERLIN Basketballteam.
The eight-time German Champion and most successful German basketball club of the past decade ALBA BERLIN plays in front of up to 14,500 basketball fans in the brand new O2 World. Last season ALBA packed its arena with 10,406 spectators per game - more than any other basketball club in Europe.
The club was founded in 1989 changing its name from BG Charlottenburg to ALBA BERLIN in 1991. On the 1st of July 2006 ALBA's club members unanimously decided to turn the professional team into a limited liability company. Shareholders are the club and the ALBA Group, partner and titlesponsor of the Albatros since 1991.
The team will change to the new season 2012/2013. Seven new signings have been introduced under the new coach Sasa Obradovic. The new Players Brian Randle (Hapoel Jerusalem, ISR), Albert Miralles (Biella, ITA), Deon Thompson (Ljubljana, SLO), Zach Morley (Budivelnyk Kiew/UKR), Vule Avdalovic (BC Donezk, UKR), Nihad Djedovic (Galatasaray Istanbul, TUR), Nathan Peavy (Artland Dragons) are solid components of the team of ALBA BERLIN for 2012/2013.
Founded in 1989, the ALBA BERLIN Basketballteam obtained its eighth national league title in June 2008 (1997 – 2003, 2008). In addition ALBA won the national cup six times (1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009) and collected one European title with the win of the Korac Cup in 1995.
ALBA turns 20
When the wall separating East and West Berlin fell twenty years ago, the opportunities for many new perspectives on many different levels were opened. The basketball club ALBA BERLIN was also called to life during this same year, profiting from the positive constructive mood in the city, and developed more and faster over the next 20 years than even the biggest optimists could have dreamed at its founding. After ALBA moved from the original but too small Sömmeringhalle into the 8,861 seat Max Schmeling Arena in 1996, the team now plays in the O2 World Arena in front of up to 14,500 excited basketball fans. Here they look forward to adding to the 15 trophies of the first 20 years with many more to follow.