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A happy day for Bern: YB plays at Stadion Wankdorf again thanks to CSL Behring

Press release - Bern, 1 July 2020

A few days ago, signs with the new old stadium name appeared at the stadium entrances. Furthermore, CSL Behring and BSC Young Boys (YB) employees installed yellow chairs to create the respective logo in the home sector on Monday – and as of today, it is official: the stadium that is home to YB is once again named Stadion Wankdorf.

This milestone for YB fans and happy day for Bern have their origin in the partnership between BSC YB and CSL Behring. The leading biotechnology company will be stadium partner for at least the next five years – and there is a contractual option for another five years.

Hanspeter Kienberger, President of the YB Board of Directors: “After waiting for such a long time, the wish of many YB fans has now been fulfilled and it is visible. The partnership with CSL Behring has successfully started. We have realised very quickly that we hold very similar values. Now we hope that Stadion Wankdorf will very soon again be brimming with fans and life.”

Wanja Greuel, CEO of BSC Young Boys: “The installation of the yellow chairs in the stadium to create the Wankdorf logo is a symbol of this partnership: employees volunteered to help with the installation and thus demonstrated that everybody supports this fine solution. We are looking forward to the next couple of years with CSL Behring as stadium partner. We are convinced that many more memorable events will take place here.”

Martin Schären, SVP and General Manager of CSL Behring’s site Bern: "The partnership with YB has been fun from the very first second to contract closing. We are delighted we were able to make it happen and give back the much-loved Stadion Wankdorf to Bern’s people. We have received a lot of praise for this engagement from Bern locals. This praise is also a commitment to us – to sustainably strengthen the Bern economic area.”

Pierre Caloz, Head of Manufacturing EU & APAC, responsible for CSL Behring’s manufacturing sites in Europe and Asia Pacific: “It is important to us that our employees are proud to work in the Wankdorf neighbourhood. This also includes the amicable relationship with Stadion Wankdorf and BSC Young Boys. CSL Behring has had its premises in this neighbourhood for 70 years. Stadion Wankdorf is part of Switzerland’s glorious sports history. It makes us proud to be able to intensify this connection even further.”

 

Media contacts: 

Sandra Ruckstuhl, Head of Europe Manufacturing Sites Communications at CSL Behring:
sandra.ruckstuhl@cslbehring.com    079 544 57 49.

Albert Staudenmann, Head of Communications BSC YB:
a.staudenmann@bscyb.ch  -  079 301 85 11.