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The UK's premier basketball league

Since being founded in 1987, the British Basketball League has become a sport of thrills, razzmatazz and fun for fans of all ages. The Women’s British Basketball League, the female equivalent of the BBL, was launched in 2014.

Today there are 11 teams from England and Scotland that compete in the league: Bristol Flyers, Cheshire Phoenix, Glasgow Rocks, Leicester Riders, London Lions, Manchester Giants, Newcastle Eagles, Plymouth Raiders, Sheffield Sharks, Surrey Scorchers and Worcester Wolves.

Each year they vie for four prestigious titles – the BBL Cup, BBL Trophy, BBL Play-Offs Championship and BBL Championship.

  • BBL Cup
    30 January 2022 at Utilita Arena, Birmingham

Organisers have announced the British Basketball 2022 Cup Finals will take place on 30 January 2022 at Utilita Arena in Birmingham. The biggest of the BBL events, it showcases the two top teams from the elite men’s and women’s British Basketball League as they battle it out for silverware during the 2021-22 BBL and WBBL seasons.

Along with all the fast-breaking action, these super double bills offer plenty of courtside entertainment including MCs, music, cheerleaders and the always popular Slam Dunk Contest.

The reigning BBL Cup champions are the Newcastle Eagles who defeated the London Lions in the Cup Final held in January 2021.

  • BBL Trophy
    20 March 2022 at Emirates Arena, Glasgow

Running for as long as the BBL has been around, the Trophy Final is one of the league's most heralded competitions. All teams – including the BBL clubs and some non-BBL clubs – compete in the first round, with an open draw assigning ties. The quarter finals are single leg ties while the semi-final round takes place over two legs.

The London Lions claimed their first ever BBL Trophy victory in 2021 after defeating Plymouth Raiders.

  • BBL Play-Offs Championship
    15 May 2022 at The O2, London

All the BBL and WBBL teams hope to secure a place in the annual BBL Play-Offs championship. Another hugely popular event on the British basketball calendar, it takes place during a spectacular super double-bill with up to 15,000 fans expected to pack out London's O2 arena.

In May 2021, the Newcastle Eagles men's team clawed their way to hold off the London Lions and become the BBL Play-Off champions. However, the WBBL honours went to the London Lions women's team, which won in their final over the Eagles.

News

Catch the BBL Trophy Finals in Glasgow

Catch the BBL Trophy Finals in Glasgow

The hugely popular event in the British basketball season returns to Emirates Arena on Sunday 20 March 2022. Tickets are available by presale from 10:00 on 18 August, with the general sale opening at 10:00 on 25 August 2021.

The BBL Cup Finals return to The O2

The BBL Cup Finals return to The O2

A huge event in British basketball, the Play-Offs are set for Sunday 15 May 2022 with all the BBL and WBBL teams hoping the land their place. Tickets on sale now.

The BBL Cup Finals return in January 2022

The BBL Cup Finals return in January 2022

Utilita Arena Birmingham will once again play host to one of the biggest events in British Basketball. Tickets on sale now.

FAQS

The British Basketball League 2022 Cup Finals are set to take place on Sunday 30 January 2022, while the British Basketball League 2022 Trophy Finals will run on 20 March 2022 and the British Basketball League 2022 Play-Offs Championships are scheduled for 15 May 2022.

The British Basketball League 2022 events are being held at the following UK venues:

  • BBL Cup – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
  • BBL Trophy – Emirates Arena, Glasgow
  • BBL Play-Offs Championship – The O2, London

Tickets for the 2022 BBL Trophy Finals will be available by presale from 10:00 on 18 August 2021, with the general sale opening from 10:00 on 25 August 2021.

Tickets for the 2022 BBL Cup Finals and 2022 Play-Offs Championship are on sale now.