Travelling in the “Rauten-Express”
MAN has partnered the traditional Hamburg club since 2010 and is one of the HSV sponsors. Since this date, the team has driven across Germany in a comfortable MAN team bus.
Fans design the team bus
MAN and the Hamburger SV gave their fans the opportunity to create their own designs for the team bus. Thanks to digital bus configuration, the fans could be creative and include their key ideas. The result was a number of graphical elements that now decorate the bus. Apart from the classical diamond, the fans included various window stickers, silhouettes, and logos they created themselves.
Spectacular bus christening
The presentation of the new HSV bus in 2012 was a great event. Mounted on a pontoon, the Lion’s Coach L was christened under the name “Rauten-Express” (Rhombus Express reflecting the HSV logo) by a fire boat in the middle of the River Elbe. The fans were able to suggest names and then vote on them. They also selected photo motifs that can be seen on the sides of the vehicle. These pictures show significant moments and people from the club's 125-year history.