18.10.2011 · Olympiapark München GmbH

Contract between Olympiapark and DEB extended the Deutschland Cup stays in Munich

Contract between Olympiapark and DEB extended the Deutschland Cup stays in Munich

Munich, 18th October 2011 - Even before the starting whistle for the third Deutschland Cup, being held from the 11th to the 13th of November 2011 in the Olympiahalle, it has been announced that the high-calibre, four-nations tournament will be staying in Munich. "We are delighted by the friendly cooperation with the DEB and we are keen for the Deutschland Cup to have a permanent home in the Olympiapark," explained Olympiapark boss Ralph Huber at the extending of the contract by a further three years. "We have celebrated some fantastic successes over the last few years with the national team at the Olympiahalle, and we are delighted that we are able to continue this wonderful collaboration as true partners. The feedback from the participating nations has been extremely positive, and the feedback from the public has been increasingly encouraging, which shows that Munich is an excellent location and that the Olympiapark company is a dependable partner," said DEB President Uwe Harnos. Munich is set to develop into the ice hockey capital and play host not only to the DEL, but also to important matches played by the national team. Huber particularly highlighted the first-class commitment from the partners that goes way beyond the contractual agreements: "I am particularly delighted by the tremendous, voluntary support provided by the EHC." Munich is a great proving ground for the young German national team, as the last two tournaments in the Olympiahalle have shown. Of course, the DEB selection this year also wants to win the title - for the third year in a row. However on the road to successfully defending the title there will be some high-calibre opponents waiting at the Olympiahalle from the 11th to the 13th of November. For the team from the USA, the line of approach for the six Deutschland Cup competition has been clearly drawn out: the cup has to come back to North America. Switzerland is also putting forward a highly motivated team. However, the Swiss aren't just looking for their third title win after 2001 and 2007. At the last two encounters for the Deutschland Cup, the DEB selection emerged victorious from the ice. Slovakia, the world champions in 2002 and two-times Cup winners, have scores to settle following their qualifying round defeat in the 2011 IIHF World Championship, with a team trained by German trainer Jacob Koelliker. So it won't be a walk in the (Olympia)park for the young German national team, who last turned out on top form at the World Championships in Slovakia. However: "We're training hard, so we can be in truly top form for what is going to be an extremely tough competition," said Koelliker. The team is already looking forward to the first matches under their new trainer.   The match schedule at a glance: Friday, 11.11.2011 4:15 p.m. Slovakia vs. USA 8 p.m. Germany vs. Switzerland Saturday, 12.11.2011 2:30 p.m. Germany vs. Slovakia 6:15 p.m. Switzerland vs. USA Sunday, 13.11.2011 1:30 p.m. Slovakia vs. Switzerland 5:15 p.m. USA vs. Germany   As well as the thrilling ice hockey matches, visitors can also look forward to a entertaining support programme for the whole family, including exciting promotional and display areas in the grounds around the Olympiahalle, attractive on-ice events and musical entertainment. The tickets for the Deutschland Cup are available from Euro 15 for a day ticket and Euro 38 for a three-day ticket. Children up to the age of 15 will pay from Euro 7 for admission per day. Clubs and fan clubs pay from Euro 12 for a day ticket and from Euro 29 for the three-day ticket. As well as the discount on purchases of 20 tickets per match day or 3-day tickets, clubs and fan clubs will also receive two additional free tickets, and a further free ticket with each purchase of a further ten tickets. The disabled, school pupils, vocational apprentices, students, people doing community service, military conscripts and pensioners will be entitled to the discounted day ticket from Euro 12 on production of the relevant proof of entitlement. Prices include VAT and all charges, but are subject to any postage and can be obtained from München Ticket GmbH, Tel. +49 (0)180/ 54 81 81 81 (0.14/min from a German land line, mobile phones max. 0.42/min), Fax +49 (0)89/ 54 81 81 54, www.muenchenticket.de, from the information pavilion at the Olympia Ice Sports Centre, from the Glashalle am Gasteig, from the town hall information centre on the Marienplatz, from the tourist information office at the main railway station and from the pre-sales ticket offices affiliated with München Ticket, and from www.eventim.de. Further information is available from: www.olympiapark.de and www.deb-online.de