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Russia vs. Sweden + 70th anniversary of Loko = the Day of Basketball on September 17th15.08.2016

Loko invites fans and all sport lovers of the South of Russia to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the club and to watch the first game of the Russian basketball national team in Krasnodar in the history. On September 17th, at 10:00 a.m. Loko’s Birthday starts, and at 2:00 p.m. the festival continues with the Russian national team playing vs. the Swedish national team. 

What’s the fun?

On September 17th, at 10:00 a.m. music will start playing, cafes and streetball grounds will be opened on a square in front of Basket-Hall; and a family streetball tournament will begin.

At 11:00 a.m. an all-star game with participation of iconic players of Loko and Russian basketball will be started. The full list of participants of the all-star game will be published by Lokobasket.com ahead of the Day of Basketball, but believe us you doesn’t want to be a person who will miss the show.

At 12:00 a.m. an exhibition of main trophies and artifacts of the 70-year old history of Lokomotiv Kuban will be opened in front of Basket-Hall, as well as a photo gallery of the best pictures by our club photographer Fedor Obmaykin.

At 1:00 p.m. everything will be ready for the national team’s game, and the arena will open its doors for fans.

At 2:00 p.m. the game of the qualified tournament of Eurobasket-2017 Russia vs. Sweden will begin.

Is a reason to come really serious?

Oh yes, it is! Lokomotiv Kuban was found in Mineralniye Vody in 1946, and the 2016/17 season will be an anniversary for the club. Over these years, the club did the great journey from a basketball hobby class for railway workers to Final Four of the most prestigious European championships – Euroleague 2015/16. There is a lot to remember over 70 years, and we want to do it together with our fans!

The Russian national team in Krasnodar is a real sensation! The main team of the country has never played in the capital of the South, and now it comes to us with one of the best roster in recent years: Timofey Mozgov and stars of the United League of VTB, including 4 players of Loko – Andrey Zubkov, Dmitry Khvostov, Yevgeny Baburin, and Vladimir Ivlev.

The game will be hot! Our rival is a strong team of Sweden, and participation in the European Championships 2017 is at stake! 



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