Hamburg Towers ProA Division Basketball
Professional sports in Hamburg are vibrant and diverse. It seems everyone in Hamburg has an interest in them. In football, supporting either HSV or St.Pauli is a question of almost religious proportions. To date, basketball has not played a significant role. In 2014, the Hamburg Towers suddenly emerged to fill that spot. Former basketball greats Pascal Roller and Marvin Willoughby assembled a team on a tight budget that performed well during their first season in second division Pro A, aiming at a spot in Bundesliga for the future.
The club has a positive effect on Hamburg’s southern precinct Wilhelmsburg, being a source of inspiration and identification for urban kids and teenagers. For example, tickets for games at Inselparkhalle are affordable (and come with public transport!) and despite putting up a great show and an appealing entertainment programme, the international squad remains grounded. The fans are paying it back with a sold-out venue. It looks like basketball in Hamburg is here to stay.
Find more information here: http://www.hamburgtowers.de/ (only in German)