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BC Lietuvos rytas

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Established
1963 (58 years old)

Sport
Basketball

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Lietuvos rytas Arena
(2,500 Capacity)

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Vilnius, Lithuania

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Lithuanian LKL
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BC Rytas, formerly known as Lietuvos rytas, is a Lithuanian professional basketball club based in Vilnius, Lithuania. The club, founded in 1997, on the basis of another club, Statyba, is one of the most successful Lithuanian basketball clubs. Rytas, among other titles, have won two EuroCup titles, five Lithuanian League titles, three Lithuanian Cups and three Baltic Championships. Lietuvos rytas plays their home games at 11,000-seat Siemens Arena and 2,500-seat Lietuvos rytas Arena.

Some of the greatest Lithuanian basketball players have played for Rytas over the years including: Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Ramūnas Šiškauskas, Arvydas Macijauskas, Jonas Valančiūnas, Martynas Gecevičius, Renaldas Seibutis, Simas Jasaitis, Robertas Javtokas, Darius Songaila, Marijonas Petravičius, Rimantas Kaukėnas, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Gintaras Einikis.

Rytas plays in the EuroCup, Lithuanian Basketball League, and King Mindaugas Cup.

They also have a farm club Perlas, which is used for the development of young players and plays in the second-tier NKL.

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Lietuvos rytas Arena is a 2,500-seat basketball arena in Vilnius, Lithuania, built next to Siemens Arena. Lietuvos rytas Vilnius play the Lithuanian Basketball League's home matches in the arena.

More important or highly anticipated matches in the LKL, as well as all home fixtures in European competitions (such as the EuroLeague or EuroCup), are played in the Siemens Arena. Women basketball team Kibirkštis Vilnius also plays in Lietuvos Rytas arena. Past tenants include now dissolved Lithuanian and European women's basketball powerhouse Teo and Lietuvos Rytas daughter club Perlas Vilnius.

In 2014, its capacity was expanded from 1,700 seats to 2,500 seats with the aim to host EuroCup games.

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