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Record attendance expected for British Basketball Cup Finals

A record attendance of over 9,000 people is expected for Sunday’s (26th January) British Basketball Cup Finals at Arena Birmingham.

Just 400 tickets remained on sale on Friday morning, around 48 hours before doors open for the event.

And with capacity at Arena Birmingham set at 9,300, that means the day has already surpassed the previous Cup Final record attendance of 8,800 who watched the 2018 event at the same venue.

Andy Webb, Chief Operating Officer for the British Basketball League (BBL) said: “Our events have developed a reputation for high-quality sport and top-class supporting entertainment, and we’re delighted that this has been reflected in the sales for Sunday’s final.

“With tickets also selling well for the Trophy Finals in Glasgow and the Play-Off Finals at The O2 in London, as well as strong attendances across at club matches across the country, it’s clear that spectator interest in British Basketball is stronger than ever.”

Sunday’s action will see Durham Palatinates clash with Sevenoaks Suns in the women’s Cup Final (12pm), before Bristol Flyers go head to head with Worcester Wolves in the men’s Cup Final (3.30pm). The annual Slam Dunk Contest, featuring some of the best dunkers from clubs across the country, will take place between the two games.

Remaining tickets can be purchased by visiting www.theticketfactory.com or by calling 0844 338 8222.

For those fans unable to make it to Arena Birmingham, the matches will be available live on the BBC Red Button, BBC Sport website and app, and via the BBC iPlayer. They will also be shown on demand via the BBC iPlayer for 30 days following the event.