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BBL
December 9, 2019
Report: Plymouth Raiders 103-110 Eagles

An incredible game of basketball down in Plymouth yesterday afternoon saw Newcastle Eagles take a tough road victory to open their BBL Championship campaign. In a proverbial game of two halves, Newcastle held off a late Raiders charge to take a deserved win. It was also Coach Ian MacLeod’s first official league game and win at…

BBL
December 8, 2019
Preview: Eagles at Plymouth Raiders

Ian MacLeod takes charge of his first Championship clash this weekend insisting there are no easy games in the BBL. But the rookie playcaller believes the lessons learned from an often bruising BBL Cup campaign will stand his transitional roster in good stead. And MacLeod is confident the Rodney Glasgow Jr saga will have a…

BBL
December 4, 2019
Gettys Getting On Court

The Newcastle Eagles may have crashed out of the BBL Cup last weekend at Worcester in their quarter final tie but there was still one big positive to take from the game as they prepare to open their BBL Championship campaign this weekend. That came in the form of the performance from their newest recruit,…

Blogs
January 19, 2019
It’s Everything A Home Court Should Be

Today’s guest writer is Simon Bird, a North-East based sports writer for the Daily Mirror, who attended our arena opening game against Plymouth Raiders last Friday night. Take your seat at the new Eagles Community Arena for the first time and you are struck by several emotions. It feel intimate, close to the action. It’s…

BBL
January 12, 2019
Report: Eagles vs Plymouth Raiders

It is almost 20 years since Paul Blake and business partner Ken Nottage – a familiar face on the North East basketball scene – paid a nominal sum to Sir John Hall for sole ownership of the Newcastle Eagles. Two decades down the line and it feels as if that investment is finally reaping rewards….

BBL
January 11, 2019
Preview: Arena Opening Game vs Plymouth Raiders

Tonight, sees the cumulation of a dream and a chance for Newcastle to add another iconic professional sporting venue to its pages of history as Esh Group Eagles Newcastle open its own doors to their brand-new arena. The plaudits and praise have rightly reigned in on Paul Blake, Eagles Managing Director and his wife Sam,…

BBL
January 10, 2019
Couldn’t Get A Ticket? Watch Our Opening Game Live on BBC Sport

The opening night at our new Eagles Community Arena has been sold out since Wednesday afternoon, but just in time for anyone not wanting to miss this historic first game we are pleased to announce the game will be free to watch on BBC Sport. This afternoon the British Basketball League’s continuing partnership with BBC…

BBL
January 10, 2019
Fletch Fired-Up For Friday

It will not have escaped the attention of many with a sporting mind that this Friday sees a huge moment in the history of professional sport in Newcastle with the sold-out opening of the brand-new Eagles Community Arena. One of those definitely excited about Friday’s game against Plymouth Raiders is on-court general Rahmon Fletcher. The…

Arena
January 9, 2019
Arena Opening Game SOLD OUT!

Newcastle will play in front of a capacity crowd on Friday when the Eagles Community Arena welcomes top flight basketball for the first time. Fabulous Flournoy’s men tackle fierce rivals Plymouth Raiders in the first homecourt fixture of 2019. Contractors put the finishing touches to the state-of-the-art arena earlier this week ready for Friday’s opening…