Leicester Riders launch Dark Horse campaign for the 2024 British Basketball League Playoffs

Leicester Riders basketball club are excited to launch their Dark Horse campaign for the upcoming 2024 British Basketball League Playoffs.

The Riders enter the postseason as the fifth seed, and look to start their run to the Finals at the O2 Arena, which take place on Sunday 19 May 2024. 

Despite a League campaign which hasn’t reached the heights of previous years in Leicester, the Riders are a team that no team wants to face in the postseason, and is capable of knocking off any team in British basketball. 

No matter the opponent, seeding, time or place, the Dark Horse is a team that can bounce with the best the British Basketball League has to offer.

The goal, like any season, is to stand under the confetti at the O2 Arena, lifting the silverware. The six time Playoff champions aim to bring what would be their 20th British Basketball League silverware back to the East Midlands. 

The all new Playoff format features best of three series in the first two rounds, before the Final in the O2 Arena, London. 

The Riders will open the playoffs in Sheffield against the Sharks at 4 pm. Game two of the first round will be played  at Mattioli Arena on May 4 at 6pm. If necessary, game three will be played in Sheffield on a yet to be confirmed date.

Leicester Riders Managing Directors Russell Levenston commented: “We’re excited to launch our Dark Horse campaign ahead of the upcoming playoffs. 

“The postseason represents a fresh campaign and we’re looking forward to getting started. As a club, we always feel confident in our ability to win every competition we enter, and these playoffs are no different. 

“Thank you to all of our fans for their incredible support this season. We’ll give it everything we’ve got to give you another trip to the O2 Arena!”

Tickets for the Riders first round home fixture will be on sale shortly! Stay tuned for ticket information.

Thanks to the generosity of the Riders’ sponsors at RDL Technologies, Vertu Motors, Torr Waterfield, Jelson Homes and EverythingBranded, the first 1200 fans at the Arena for our home game on May 4 will receive a free Dark Horse Riders T-Shirt. 

Leicester Riders’ 2024 “Dark Horse” Playoff T-Shirt.

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