The Regional Development Fund will sponsor the “Irkut” basketball team, which is to play in the second division of the Russian Super League.
There are some strong traditions with respect to basketball in Irkutsk – amateur teams played basketball in the city back in the 20s of the last century. In the mid-90s and the beginning of the two-thousands “Shakhter” was one of the strongest clubs in the country, and upon its disbandment in 2004 “Irkut” team was formed.
In 2017, the team took the second place in the Super League, but could not get through the 18/19-season due to financial problems.
In the nearest time “Irkut” will have home games against its direct opponent teams: on December 4 and 5 – against “Zenit-2”, on December 9 and 10 – against “Rusichi”. Please support the guys – all matches start at 19:10 at the “Trud” Sports Palace./p>