Köln 99ers

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Köln 99ers
Leagues Oberliga (2013–14)
Founded 1999
History Cologne 99ers
1999–2001
RheinEnergie Köln
2001–2007
Köln 99ers
2007–present
Arena GEW Energy Dome
(3,200 seats)
Location Cologne, Germany
Team colors Red, White
         
Championships 1 German Championship
2006
3 German Cups
2004, 2005, 2007
Website sg-koeln99ers.de
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Köln 99ers, previously known as, RheinEnergie Köln, from 2001-2007, (often RE Köln or REK) is a professional basketball club based in Cologne, Germany that has played in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). Their colors are red and white, and their home arena is the GEW Energy Dome.

History[edit]

The team was founded 1999, as Cologne 99ers. In the Euroleague 2006-07 season, their home arena was an arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, named Philips Halle.

RheinEnergie power company supported the team until the summer of 2007, thus the team changed to its original name, Köln 99ers. On January 21, 2008, the club announced that they were insolvent.[1] The club was subsequently relegated to the lower divisions, and started playing in the 1. Oberliga in the 2013–14 season.

Rivalries[edit]

The games against local rivals Telekom Baskets Bonn and Bayer Giants Leverkusen are among the biggest derby contests in the BBL. The games against Brose Baskets and ALBA Berlin are the top derby games in German basketball.[citation needed]

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