On Friday afternoon our Eagles Community Foundation took possession of the keys to our Eagles Community Arena as we enter the final stages in the construction of our new home.

There’s still much to do, but it was a moment to celebrate how far we’ve come and an opportunity for some of the project team and the new arena management staff to be the first to shoot some hoops in our own venue.

It has been a long time coming for Eagles Managing Director Paul Blake and our Eagles Community Foundation CEO Sam Blake, who brought a basketball to the keys handover in preparation to mark the occasion.

Watch Eagles Managing Director Paul Blake score the first dunk in our new home:

Our Eagles Community Arena is nearing completion.
Introducing our new Arena Manager Cath Honey with her Duty Managers Chris Billany, Anthony Hornby and Shomari Garraway.
Paul Blake scoring one of the first baskets at our new venue under the watchful eye of Sam Blake and our new duty managers.
Eagles Community Foundation CEO Sam Blake was one of the first people to score on our new court now that we have possession of the keys.
Back row: Paul Blake, Sam Blake and Dan Black. Front row: Arena Duty Managers Shomari Garraway, Chris Billany and Anthony Hornby with Arena Manager Cath Honey.
The BBL game ‘show court’ lines across the three courts of the arena are now down ready for the opening game.

Tickets are on sale now for the opening game of our Eagles Community Arena on Friday 11 January 2019 against Plymouth Raiders:

We are hoping to run some test events prior to the first BBL game at the venue and to find out more make sure you are signed-up to our email newsletters and keep an eye on your inbox over the Christmas period: