Our Eagles Community Arena is really starting to look like our new home now with just eight weeks to go until the first BBL game is scheduled for tip-off.

There’s still lots to do and that’s no understatement, but at this point as you take a look around the building you can really see just how impressive it is going to be once it is completed.

Looking up towards our glass fronted gym above the main entrance off the arena plaza, which will be home to our Walk of Fame.
On the left is where our reception desk will be next to the door through to our VIP hospitality stairwell and lift for access to the first floor.
Our spacious hospitality suite has stunning elevated views of Scotswood Road and the River Tyne through windows that span the entire length of the room.
The panoramic view from our 300-person capacity hospitality suite, which divides into three event, meeting or teaching spaces – all fully equipped with the latest AV equipment.
Our new VIP space has views of the court and direct access into the stands, allowing you to walk straight down from the back of the balcony down to courtside.
The special hardwood flooring that our Eagles men and women’s top-flight teams will play on, along with thousands of young players and members of the local community.
There will be a total of 18 baskets in the arena, not including the two removable stanchions used for our full show-court games, which will give our coaches and staff huge flexibility to make use of this very special facility for basketball as well as many other sports and events.
One of 18 backboards currently being fitted to our high-tech rig of steelwork in the ceiling of the arena.
By the end of the week all the baskets will be in place ready for 3,000 seats to be installed next month.

Look back at all the stages of our build so far and find out more about it in the Eagles Community Arena section of our website.