The German Basketball Federation (DBB) has appointed CTS Eventim as the ticketing partner of FIBA EuroBasket 2022 in Germany.

Ticket sales for the event will begin on April 30 this year with Germany being the main host of the next European Basketball Championship.

Germany will host one preliminary group round and the final round. The other three preliminary rounds will be hosted by the Czech Republic, Georgia and Italy.

The German group stage will take place in Cologne’s 18,500-capacity LANXESS Arena from September 1-8, 2022. The European champion will be determined in the decisive 16-game, 16-team knock-out phase from September 10-18 in Berlin’s 14,500-seat Mercedes-Benz Arena.

Wolfgang Brenscheidt, DBB secretary-general and event director of the organisation committee, said: “Ticketing is a key success factor for the FIBA EuroBasket 2022. With CTS Eventim, we have the right partner at our side to make the EuroBasket a spectator success. The unrivalled marketing power of CTS Eventim combined with customer-friendly solutions and recognised consulting competence convinced us.”

With a total of 31 matches, the tournament in Germany could welcome a total of around 500,000 spectators.

Alexander Ruoff, chief operating officer of CTS Eventim, said: “With the award of the contract, we have a comprehensive full-service agreement in place. After successful World Championships in handball and ice hockey we are very pleased to once again support a major international sporting event in close partnership.”

The FIBA EuroBasket competition will see 24 teams play a total of 76 games next year.

In addition, hosts Germany and Czech Republic have this week selected Lithuania and Poland as their respective partner federations for the September 1-18, 2022 event. The agreements between the National Federations were presented to the FIBA Europe Board on Friday.

The secretary general of the Czech Basketball Federation Michal Konecny, said: “It’s really important for all the hosts to choose a partner federation for the Group Phase. There are three criteria that we discussed – marketing, sports and ticketing. Poland was the first choice in every criterion for us after discussion with our team and marketing partner.”

The partner federations for the two other FIBA EuroBasket 2022 hosts, Italy and Georgia, will be confirmed at a later stage.

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