The Morningside Arena in Leicester will play host to the first Basketball Champions League action on British soil as the Bakken Bears come from Denmark to take on the Riders on September 20th at 7pm.
Here is everything you need to know about the game and difference in logistics for the night.
CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets for the game. When arriving on the night, present your ticket to the scanner on the left hand side as you enter and they will be able to direct you to you seat.
When to arrive
Doors will open at 5.30pm at the Morningside Arena with the game introductions due to start around 6.40 so we recommend you avoid the rush and arrive early to the game.
On arrival to the Morningside Arena you will be directed to the nearest available car park with many options within walking distance of the arena.
Food Option Changes
Due to requirements for the night the Kevin Routledge Suite will not be open before the game but will be open after the game to ensure fans can meet the players and grab some signatures before they jet off on the away leg.
Both bars will be open, with additional seating added, for fans to enjoy food and drink before the game if they wished to come early and soak up the atmosphere.
Moving Around the Arena
Champions League requirements are a little different to the BBL so we ask fans to bare with the staff and volunteers working at the game as they direct you round to your seat in a little different way to a traditional BBL game.
Meeting the players
The players will be available in the Kevin Routledge Suite upstairs at the Morningside Arena after the game will be happy to sign match posters that are available to purchase for £1. Please do not enter the court after the game as players will work through their warm down routines to ensure they are
Can’t make the game?
We will miss you! But we have partnered with FanSeat to show the game LIVE online on the night and you can sign up to watch the game at https://www.fanseat.com/event/17476 . The away leg will also be available on the platform for Riders fans to enjoy on Saturday afternoon.
Listening LIVE on BBC Radio
BBC Radio Leicester’s Owynn Atkin will be commentating LIVE from the Morningside Arena, Leicester.
CLICK HERE to listen LIVE on Thursday!
If they Riders are successful against a very tough Bakken side the next round of games come thick and fast. The second Qualification Round home leg will be September 29th with Qualification Round Three on October 1st. Tickets and information will be made available for the games following the conclusion of the Bakken Bears game.
Be sure to follow @RidersBball on social media for an insight on the team as they prepare for the game and exclusive content throughout the event.