Special guests at Tuesday evening’s game were neighbouring professional sports team, the London Lions Basketball TeamMembers of their squad and backroom team took time out of their schedule to enjoy some pre-match hospitality in the Olympic Suite before watching the football action unfold.
London Lions are London’s only professional basketball team and are currently fifth in the BBL Championship as well as in the Semi-Final of the BBL Trophy. They will be looking to secure their place in the final when they take on Leicester Riders on Sunday afternoon at their home venue of the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a short distance from the O’s home in Leyton.
The Lions would love some Orient support both on Sunday in the Semi-Final and at their remaining fixtures so they have launched a limited time offer of 2 for 1 on tickets when you quote the code SLAM when booking online at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Marketing and Partnerships Manager for Orient, Rob Noble, commented, "The two clubs have been supporting each other behind the scenes for a while and it was great to host them here for a game. I'd encourage Orient fans to experience live Basketball with this offer and support the Lions, you may well see some of the Orient players in the stands at the Copper Box too."
Full fixtures and further information can be found on their website www.londonlionsbasketball.com and you can follow them on Facebook (London Lions) and Twitter (@London_Lions) to join the #LionsFamily.
Leyton Orient wish the Lions the best of luck in their Semi-Final and for the rest of the season.