BSC Young Boys wins CSL Behring as stadium partner

The long-standing wish of the fans of Bern soccer club "Young Boys" finally comes true: soon they will see their beloved stadium with its original name "Wankdorf" again - thanks to a partnership between CSL Behring and the BSC Young Boys football club in Bern.

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The long-standing wish of the fans of Bern soccer club "Young Boys" finally comes true: soon they will see their beloved stadium with its original name "Wankdorf" again.

Milestone for BSC Young Boys, its fans and the location Bern: The fans of YB get back «their» Stadium Wankdorf. As of the season 2020/21, the Stade de Suisse is called Stadium Wankdorf again. CSL Behring makes this possible. The global biotherapeutics leader and BSC Young Boys have entered into a partnership of five years with an option for further five years, starting summer 2020.

Hanspeter Kienberger, Chairman of the Board of YB: "We are very pleased to be able to present CSL Behring as a strong and innovative stadium partner. We are especially pleased that the long-standing wish of the YB-fans to see the name Wankdorf Stadium again, finally comes true. It speaks for CSL Behring that the new stadium partner deliberately renounces its name and instead acts as patronage."

Wanja Greuel, CEO of BSC Young Boys: "This partnership is a perfect fit for our path and is of great importance for us in order to achieve the ambitious sporting goals. Together we want to further develop the location Bern and the Wankdorf; in particular, there will be new possibilities to develop our club in the area of the use of the stadium shell. CSL Behring and YB share the same values and are modern companies rich in tradition."

« It speaks for CSL Behring that the new stadium partner deliberately renounces its name and instead acts as patronage. »

Hanspeter Kienberger, Chairman of the Board of BSC Young Boys
photo de groupe partenariat stratégique BSC Young Boys
From left to right: Roman Grünig, Head of Sales & Sponsoring, Hanspeter Kienberger, Chairman of the Board (both BSC Young Boys), Sandra Ruckstuhl, Head of Communications for the European Manufacturing sites, Pierre Caloz, Head of Manufacturing Europe and Asia Pacific (both CSL Behring, Wanja Greuel, CEO BSC Young Boys.

Pierre Caloz, Head of Manufacturing Europe and Asia Pacific: "Giving back the name Stadium Wankdorf has a high emotional value for us. CSL Behring has been rooted in the Wankdorf district for 70 years. It is a thank you to Bern and a commitment to the business location. We are also very pleased for our 1700 engaged employees. With YB and the stadium, we have been maintaining an excellent partnership; we are already exploiting synergies and potential today. We are proud that we can deepen our cooperation. We are a global biotherapeutics leader driven by our promise to save lives. The stadium has achieved worldwide fame with the «The Miracle of Bern» and has been an appealing advertiser with a strong public image. Wankdorf is a place, where these emotions and values unite us. Above all, our engagement in the Wankdorf district shall be sustainable – for the good of the Bern football, the entire population and our employees."