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Extra capacity added to Cup Final event as ticket sales reach record levels


The British Basketball League Cup Finals at the Utilita
Arena, Birmingham, are set to be attended by a record crowd as ticket sales for
the event have already surpassed the previous record of 9,100.

The first major BBL Finals open for supporters to attend
since the Covid-19 pandemic began, ticket sales have been consistently excellent
throughout the build up to the January 30th Final, and extra
capacity has now had to be added with just over a week to go until the
showpiece event.

Andy Webb, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the British
Basketball League, said:

“Our events have always delivered top-class entertainment
and the very best sporting action British Basketball can provide, and that is
reflected in the continued demand for tickets, with a record Cup Final crowd of
more than 10,000 people now expected to be in attendance.

“The additional seating being squeezed in now pushes our Cup
Final to the absolute capacity that the venue can accommodate for a basketball
event. This shows how much our loyal and dedicated fans across the UK have been
eager to return to live sport and we simply can’t wait to have so many
supporters join us in Birmingham for what promises to be an incredible day of
top class entertainment both on and off the court action.”

The Final will see the WBBL-Championship-leading London
Lions do battle with the Newcastle Eagles in a rematch of last season’s WBBL
Playoff Final in the Women’s Cup Final at midday, before the BBL Championship
leaders, Leicester Riders, take on the Manchester Giants in the Men’s Final at
3:30pm.

In between these excellent final match-ups, supporters will
be treated to the Slam Dunk Contest, featuring some of the best dunkers from
clubs across the country, including Namon Wright, Larry Austin Jr (both
Cheshire Phoenix), Jordan Harris, Murray Hendry (both Glen Luss Glasgow Rocks),
Marcus Delpeche and Joe Mvuezolo (both B. Braun Sheffield Sharks).

Remaining tickets can be purchased by visiting www.theticketfactory.com or by calling 0844 338 8222.

For those fans unable to make it to the Utilita Arena,
Birmingham, both games will be available live on Sky Sports Arena and Sky
Sports YouTube channel.



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