Why do you think the match will be interesting?
Because the first round match between Loko and PARMA-PARI turned out to be incredibly fiery. Permians confidently led the case to victory, but then Zakhar Vedishchev turned on full. In the end, the defender of the red-greens realized two of the most difficult three-pointers and moved the meeting into overtime, where he scored another key shot with a foul.
Now PARMA-PARI is trying its best to jump into the “Top 6” of the standings in order to play the second part of the regular season in a more prestigious group. To do this, they need to oust either Samara or Loko from the top six. I think now you can imagine the intensity of passions that will reign on Thursday on the site.
And PARMA-PARI is also coached by Evgeny Pashutin, a specialist who headed Lokomotiv–Kuban in 2019-21 and in 2012-2014. There is no doubt that this match will be especially important for him.
The main stars in the PARMA-PARIS squad are American defenders Justin Roberson (No. 32) and Bryon Allen (No. 55). The first one distributes assists only slightly worse than our Alexander Shcherbenev (5.2 against 5.8 on average per match). And the second one scores 17.9 points per game – at the moment he even overtook the main sniper of “Loco” Jaylen Barford (17.5).
By the way, in this match, two Loko newcomers, Chris Horton and Josh Gray, will enter the Basket Hall for the first time. Both have already made their debuts in the last round, on the road against CSKA. Horton scored 14 points in 21 minutes on the court, becoming the most productive member of the Krasnodar team. Gray also showed that he has impressive potential. We hope that in the match with PARMA-PARIS, both will show themselves in all their glory.
What is the best way to get to the "Basket Hall"?
There are several shuttle buses coming to our arena:
∙ No. 29 — CCR — village Spiky
∙ No. 38 — Jubilee MKR — village . Kalinina
∙ No. 67 — Cooperative market — 9th Tikhaya str.
∙ No.105 — Progress agricultural complex — Sports Village residential complex
∙ No. 106 — Cooperative market — 2nd branch of SKZNIISiV
∙ No. 182A — CCR — pos . Vodnikov
∙ No. 183A — Elizavetinskaya — Berezovy
And if you go by private transport, then you know – there are enough parking spaces for everyone:
To make it more fun for you to go to the game, our press service will arrange a live broadcast from the playground – it will start at 19:15 and last half an hour. We will tell you about the preparation of Loko for the match, analyze the opponent’s game and answer the questions of our subscribers. The broadcast will be carried out on the club’s Vkontakte page. Questions can be asked in the same place – or in our telegram channel.
A special guest of the live broadcast will be Alexander Pushkov, the winner of “Hell’s Kitchen”, the host of the project “Hell’s Chef” on the TV channel “Friday”, the brand chef of the restaurant “Shavel”.
If you come in advance, will there be something to do?
Of course! In general, we recommend that the audience come an hour and a half before the start of the controversial, because we arrange a lot of various activities for the audience before each match – during this time you will just have time to get acquainted with everyone properly.
The most important thing is that we hold several prize draws at once.
Firstly, with the help of pre-match programs. Each of the programs is marked with a unique number (you will see it on the last page). During the big break of the match, we randomly select the winning numbers and invite their happy owners to receive thermal mugs with club symbols and other pleasant prizes. The programs are sold in any of our fanshops in the lobby of the “Basket Hall”.
In general, our fanshops are a real source of pleasant surprises! After all, anyone who buys our branded souvenirs for 750 rubles or more there before the match automatically becomes a participant in several promotions with prizes at once.
We determine the winners of these actions 20 minutes before the kick-off of the ball. The first one gets the right to move (together with another person of his choice) to the best spectator seats – in the Parquet sector. Two more receive gift certificates from our partners. The main thing is not to forget to go to your section on the stands 20 minutes before the match, so as not to miss the moment when your number is pulled out of the lottery reel.
Although it is better to go up to the stands half an hour before the match, because at this time the “Locobet” draw will begin: everyone will be asked to guess the score of the match. Whoever ends up being the most accurate of all will receive a 90% discount on tickets to the next Loko home game.
In the foyer of the Basket Hall, a New Year’s mood will reign this evening. We invited Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden – and some other Christmas characters.
A table with “New Year’s Mail” will work: you will be able to write a letter to any player and coach of “Loko” – and we guarantee that your message will be delivered to the address and solemnly read!
So on Thursday you can safely come to the “Basket Hall” by 18:30 – it is at this moment that we will open the doors to the audience and begin the pre–match entertainment program.
Should I take my children with me?
We are happy for children and know how to entertain them. For the youngest visitors of the “Basket Hall” we have several platforms:
∙ children’s playground with animators;
∙ game area with video consoles and board games;
∙ fun starts and art workshops from the “Center of Growth”;
∙ a drawing studio where you can create a poster in support of the team (it often happens that players come to leave their autograph on the most beautiful posters after the match).
So your children will not get a single chance to get bored, even if it turns out to be difficult for them to sit in the stands for four game ten minutes!
Does Loko have a group of cheerleaders?
We don’t just have cheerleaders. Our Loks Dancers are multiple winners of competitions among sports support groups.
And we also have a talisman Toothpick. Once you have talked with our restless and cheerful Zubki, you will never forget him.
During the big break of the match (between the 2nd and 3rd quarters), not only competitions for fans are waiting for you, but also a performance by the children’s aesthetic gymnastics ensemble “Aura”.
Persuaded! Where and how to buy tickets?
Lokomotiv-Kuban is keeping pace with modernity. We have made the procedure of buying tickets as easy as possible – now it can be done literally in three clicks on our website. Come to the loco.RF – and see for yourself!
What else do you need to keep in mind when going to a match?
For security reasons, we have no right to let you into the “Basket Hall” with large backpacks and bags – bulky luggage can be left in the luggage room (they will show you where it is, it’s in the basement of the “Basket Hall”).
With bottles and thermoses, too, alas, it is impossible – drinks can be bought in the lobby of the sports complex. Alternatively, you can buy a branded thermocup in our fanshop and walk with it.
Another point of our prohibitions is professional equipment for photo and video shooting. If you really want to report from the arena, contact a press service specialist (+7-962-869-44-75) – we will find a solution that will suit everyone.
What should I do if I have difficulties during the match?
If you can’t find the right sector, missed friends, left your things somewhere – feel free to contact our stewards. These are guys in T-shirts with the words “Staff” and “Ready to help”. They know exactly what to do in any situation.
We try to do everything to make you feel comfortable and interesting in the arena. And we need your warm support from you. See you on Thursday at the Loko– PARMA-PARI match!