Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Glasgow Rocks v Newcastle Eagles

British Basketball Pro League
Glasgow Rocks 69 Newcastle Eagles 88
Emirates Arena
Sunday December 28th 2014 5pm Start
Attendance 2,500 Est.
Weather Outside -2 Inside +15

A Fact
The Commonwealth Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, known for sponsorship reasons as the Emirates Arena,  is an indoor arena and velodrome in DalmarnockGlasgowScotland.  Built for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, these venues will host the badminton and track cycling events. Situated opposite Celtic Park in the East End of Glasgow, the complex is the headquarters of Sportscotland and Scottish Cycling
The Indoor Arena has a capacity of 5,000 and during the Commonwealth Games it will host twelve badminton courts in three indoor sports halls.  The arena has a hydraulically lifted 200m indoor running track that will host the Aviva International Match, which will move from Kelvin Hall.[3]
At the start of the 2012–13 British Basketball League season the Glasgow Rocks moved from the Kelvin Hall to the new arena. With their opening game against traditional arch-rivals Newcastle Eagles selling out. With 1,500 extra floor seats around the arena's running track, it became the largest arena of any club in the British Basketball League at the time, and on 8 November 2012 it was announced by the League that the arena would become the venue for the final of the BBL Trophy. From Wikipedia