Side by side since 2014: BFFT enters the new season with ERC Ingolstadt
The BFFT Fan Box (similar to the BFFT Fan Sofa at FC Ingolstadt 04) was launched at ERC Ingolstadt in January 2014. Since then, people have been enjoying the best views of the ice and emotional hockey experiences from there. The box boasts comfortable, authentic BFFT fittings (including beer table set and ERCI fan memorabilia) and an atmosphere that gets under your skin. The main benefit is, however, the location of the BFFT Fan Box. The balcony offers the best view by far of the ice and the game.
Among other things, the biggest success of ERC Ingolstadt so far was witnessed here, too: the 2014 German Championship Title. Once again this year, both the city and its surroundings hope that they will be able to continue their success of the 2013/2014 season. A huge upheaval took place in the Ingolstadt ice sports and skating club after the last season. They got a new sports director, and signed some new and very exciting players. The foundations have been laid for the new season, now it’s up to the team and the fans to do themselves justice in the stadium.
BFFT, the somewhat different automotive engineering designer, will be cheering on ERC Ingolstadt from the front row of the BFFT Fan Box this year, too. At least once a month, the extraordinary spot in the Saturn Arena will be colonized by BFFT staff, for derbies like the ones against the reigning German champions EHC Red Bull München, the Straubing Tigers and Augsburg EV. After the main round of the German Ice Hockey League, we all know the play-offs are just around the corner and BFFT will hopefully be loud and proud in support of the Schanzer Panthers here too.
Competitions to win seats in this unique box, which, by the way, is not commercially available, will be held regularly on the BFFT Facebook page.
We wish ERC Ingolstadt every success for the coming season and hope for direct qualification for the play-offs for the German Championship. Here’s to thrilling duels and hotly contested derbies for the little black rubber disc! The “Panthers from the Danube” will start the new season on 9/8/2017. To kick it all off, ERC will be facing a Bavarian derby against the Straubing Tigers.