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Copper Box Arena brings Iowa University basketball to London

The summer season at the Copper Box Arena will get off to a slam-dunk start with the UK’s premier basketball team, the London Lions, playing an international match against leading US college side Iowa University on 14 August 2013.

This is the first time since the 2012 Olympic Games that two club teams will play at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and one of the first major sports event to be held at the Copper Box Arena after its re-opening under the management of charitable social enterprise GLL on 27 July 2013.

The 7,000-seat Copper Box Arena is now the home base for the London Lions, who are the first legacy team to take residence on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This means that Londoners will have many seasons of top class national and international basketball matches taking place on their doorstep.

Peter Bundey, GLL Deputy Managing Director said:

I’m delighted with this curtain raiser to the London Lions season. It is a perfect start for the team and Copper Box Arena – bringing, high quality professional basketball to London. The Lions are great ambassadors for the sport and the Copper Box Arena is a fitting venue for them to inspire a new generation of fans young and old.