Panathinaikos BC Tickets
Panathinaikos BC, the most successful basketball team in Greece
Although basketball was invented in the USA, Europe has embraced the sport and produced some topflight teams, no more so than in Greece. Go to StubHub, where you can buy and sell Panathinaikos BC tickets and watch that country’s most successful FIBA League basketball team. Multi-competition winners Panathinaikos BC will not disappoint. To reach such heights requires skill and dedication. Basketball is an action-packed sport. There is no contact, so almost acrobatic skill is needed to keep control of the ball, avoid opponents and gain possession.
In 1982, Panathinaikos BC won the Greek Double and beat the powerful CSKA Moscow in the EuroLeagues Champions Cup. Panathinaikos BC won six consecutive EuroLeague Basketball titles between 1996 and 2011, becoming the first basketball club to have achieved this at the time. The club have also made it into eleven final fours in the competition, which is another astonishing achievement. The team was founded in 1919, however the club actually began as a football club until one of their players, Giorgos Kalafatis, took part in a basketball match held between the allies of World War One. This competition was known as the Inter-Allied Games, and was held in the brand-new Pershing Stadium in Paris. Giorgos returned to Athens and set up a basketball club, which grew into the modern Panathinaikos in 1937. Sadly, one of the founding team members was accused of being a member of the Greek resistance by the occupying Nazis in World War Two and was executed. On a more positive note, Panathinaikos BC have never been relegated, making them one of only two basketball teams in the country to achieve this, the only other being Aris Thessaloniki BC. Buy and sell Panathinaikos BC tickets on StubHub to experience the fast-paced thrill of top-level basketball.
A true community club
A Panathinaikos basketball match is more than a mere game. It is a fun-packed family occasion. In true basketball style, the team are celebrated by the Fun Patrol, who are the club’s very own cheerleading team. Then there is Mr. Green, the club mascot, who is a tall, muscular character with a basketball instead of a head. He entertains the fans and gives away presents to children of all ages. Like many sports clubs, Panathinaikos participates in its community particularly by helping disadvantaged children through sport. Buy and sell Panathinaikos BC tickets on StubHub to experience the very best in basketball.
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