The hard preseason preparations for handball Bundesliga club MT Melsungen are almost finished and all that remains before the first fixture is a first round match for the DHF Cup. With two days to go before that first Cup match, the team's eyes are clearly on the season throw-off... but also on staying loose! What better way than an outing with fans, sponsors, supporters and sports enthusiasts — the MT's RED BARBECUE on Friday, 2 September in Kassel's Fuldaaue. From 5 pm the Bundesliga club will be receiving guests interested in "grilling and chilling" at the sailing club. Admission is free.
Two days before the official start of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season, the handballs from MT Melsungen look forward to getting fans, sponsors, supporters and general sports enthusiasts fired up for the new season. And they do mean fired up in the most literal sense — through a hearty barbecue in Kassel's Fuldaaue.
"For the first time, we're throwing a family festival and inviting people to get ready to for the new season. Anyone who wants to support our Bundesliga team is most welcome", promises MT President Axel Geerken, speaking of the new "Red Barbecue" concept. Direct contact with the Bundesliga pros is naturally front and centre. Where else will fans get this kind of chance to come to a picnic, with no time pressure and away from the arena, and engage the MT's aces in a discussion and get to know them better?
The location has the just the right flair: Guests are directed to the area near the "Seglergaststätte", directly on the beach of the Federal Garden Exhibition lake, for a picnic style gathering with beer garden furniture, beverage stands and an open grill station. Visitors have the choice of throwing meat and veggies brought from home onto the grills and drinking their own beverages or taking advantage of the food and drink vendors at the site. The park's meadows invite visitors to all manner of outdoor fun and games. And brave souls can bring along their swimming trunks, as the water's not far away. A nice cool head for the start of the season never did any harm.
And while we're on it: Things get started on Sunday, 4 September. The MT will take its first steps toward the 2016/17 title in the DKB Handball Bundesliga against newly promoted HSC Coburg. Throw off in Rothenbach Hall at Messe Kassel is at 5:15 pm.
Facts about the RED-BBQ:
Date: Friday, 2/9/2016
Time: 5 pm
Place: Meadow near the Seglergaststätte on the Buga lake, Fuldaaue 9, 34123 Kassel
This event is supported by MT partners: Partyrent, MC Group, Licher Privatbrauerei, RhönSprudel, Getränke Waldhoff, Mercedes EF Autocenter Kassel, Real Audio GmbH, Landfleischerei Koch, eve&com, Weinhandlung Schluckspecht