Tickets & Travel: Friendly @ UEL SportsDock; road games @ Cheshire, Sheffield, Plymouth

Ticket and travel details for London Lions’ pre-season friendly against Glasgow Rocks and BBL games against Cheshire Phoenix, Sheffield Sharks and Plymouth Raiders.

Glasgow Rocks @ London Lions (22/09/17)

Glasgow Rocks will be in town for the Lions’ only domestic friendly announced, serving as a warm-up for the All-Stars tournament at The O2 two days later. It will take place at SportsDock on the University of East London’s Docklands campus, which is served by Gallions Reach, the penultimate stop on the DLR towards Beckton. The game is on Friday 22 September, tip-off at 19:30. There is limited bleachers seating; £7 tickets are available from the club through PayPal. Free to season ticket holders.

Details of the Lions’ opening games in the All-Stars Championship and road games at Worcester Wolves and Newcastle Eagles were previously provided; check latest prices. Away tickets yet to go on sale through the club.

London Lions @ Cheshire Phoenix (22/10/17)

Cheshire Oaks Arena is best served by Ellesmere Port Station (2 miles away), which can be reached from London Euston by making 3 changes at Crewe, Chester and Hooton, or by changing at Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central. Both routes are available for a £24 single, both leaving Euston at 10:15; due to the connections, going via Crewe is 30 minutes shorter at just under 4 hours.

The game tips off at 17:30 so you should make the 19:49 train back, going via Crewe and arriving in Euston at 23:54 and a dash for the last tube. This is also currently available for £24, making it a £48 round trip. For more flexibility, an off-peak return ticket is £83.30.

London Lions @ Sheffield Sharks (27/10/17)

Single train tickets from Kings Cross or St Pancras to Sheffield are currently available for around £20 until lunchtime. Tickets in the afternoon are significantly more expensive.

Tip-off at the English Institute of Sport is at 19:30. The last train home is at 21:54, changing at Doncaster and arriving at Kings Cross at 01:03. Getting a taxi the 2 miles to Sheffield station, you might just make it. A single is currently £45, and this service isn’t available with an off-peak return. Alternatively, with a layover, a single ticket the next day is around £20.

London Lions @ Plymouth Raiders (05/11/17)

The Lions have their final home game of the calendar year scheduled for Friday 3 November against the Worcester Wolves, before travelling to Plymouth two days later.

The 10:33 direct train from Paddington arrives in Plymouth at 14:13 in time for tip-off at 16:00.

The station is just under a mile away from the Pavilions so in a hurry you could make the 17:49 home for £20.50. Later services are currently £42-55, or return the next day for £20.50.

BBL venue guides are being updated ready for the new season and information on all of the above arenas can be found via the respective links.

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London Lions season ticket holder and frequent away follower. Also followed my football team up and down the country and the leagues for 20 years. Sixers fan but sadly from afar.

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