Leicester Community Sports Arena
Leicester Community Sports Arena

Leicester Arena

31 Charter Street




0116 326 9700

Latest News

21st September 2017


Leicester Arena supporting Leicester Business Festival 2017

Leicester Arena will be well represented alongside twelve other key sectors of business at this year’s annual Leicester Business Festival running between 23rd October and 3rd November.

Sponsored by Leicester Castle Business School, this year’s Business Festival will see over 150 events taking place all across the city and county - more than ever before in its three-year history.


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13th October - Arena changes it's name.


Now into our seventh month of operation we are changing our name to reflect who we are.

Originally called Leicester Community Sports Arena, now shortened to Leicester Arena. 

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20th July - Riders Fixtures for the new season announced.


Leicester Riders will open the BBL season on the road in a rematch of last year’s BBL Playoff Final against the Sheffield Sharks.

The first opponent to step on the Leicester Sports Arena floor next season will the Worcester Wolves as the Leicester Riders travel to Sheffield Sharks to open the season before the home bout on Sunday 25th September.

The Riders will take on the winner of Plymouth Raiders and London Lions in the second round of the BBL Cup at home whilst travelling to Glasgow for the opening round of BBL Trophy.

CLICK HERE to view the full schedule of games for the Riders.

Stay tuned to @ridersbball on all social media platforms for announcement of single game ticketscoming soon.




29th June 2016- Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Update


The Clash promises to deliver world-class wheelchair basketball action

In just four days the titans of international wheelchair basketball will arrive in Leicester to compete in the 2016 Continental Clash. It is the first time this tournament will be hosted in Leicester. The Continental Clash has attracted teams from across the globe and is seen as crucial preparation ahead of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.


The City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, and Riders Basketball Chairman, Kevin Routledge, have been instrumental in supporting the tournament’s move to Leicester, and also its choice of venue at the Riders new purpose built Arena.


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3rd June 2016 - Watch England's Euro 2016 Group Games on the Arena's Big Screen.Watch the three lions roar this summer at the Leicester Sports Arena!


You will be able to follow the action live from the Leicester Sports Arena with England’s group stage matches shown on our giant LED screen [7 Meters x 3.2 Meters] with our stadium sound system blasting out the commentary. This will be the biggest and best way to watch the game indoor in the City, a great place to support your team bringing the live game atmosphere to Leicester. Enjoy a drink whilst watching the game, as our fully licenced bars will be open throughout.


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13th May 2016- Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Update


Great Britain Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team to take on the world at the Leicester Sports Arena.

As the world counts down to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, the GB Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team will take on the sport’s leading nations at the Leicester Sports Arena (2nd-5th July) – less than 10 weeks before they take centre stage in Brazil.

Descending upon Leicester for the Continental Clash 2016, is an unmissable international line-up that will see the GB Men’s Team (the 2015 European Champions) – do battle against London 2012 Gold Medallists, Canada; the 2014 World Champions, Australia; Japan, and the Netherlands.


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14th April 2016 - Great Britain Basketball pre-Paralympic Continental Clash


Great Britain's Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team will take on the best in the world in Leicester this summer as they prepare for the Summer Paralympic Games in Rio.


The Continental Clash will see Great Britain, European Champions take on the World Champions and leading nations from across the globe as they count down to the ultimate sporting contest in Rio de Janeiro 


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27th March 2016 - The Arena is ready for Community Use.


Now that the arena is fully open and has successfully held many large spectator events, we are ready for community use...


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24th March 2016 - Next Riders Home Game - 26th March


Riders are playing Bristol Flyers this Saturday - 7.30 tip off.


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16th March 2016 - Changing Places facilities available at new arena


Toilet facilities for people with profound disabilities have been incorporated into Leicester's brand new community sports arena. 


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3rd March 2016 - Trophy Celebrations at the Leicester Sports Arena


To celebrate the Leicester Riders Historic BBL Trophy victory last weekend, the Riders will be holding a special celebration evening before the game this Saturday, 5th March, at the Leicester Community Sports Arena.


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27th January 2016 - #RidersReturn this Saturday - Gameday Information


The time has almost arrived for ‘Flight 42’ to land at the brand new Leicester Community Sports Arena as the Riders return home!


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27th January 2016 - Leicester new Sports Arena is launched


The Leicester Community Sports Arena will be launched today (Wednesday 27th January 2016) by the City Mayor, Sir Peter Soulsby, in a ceremony to mark completion of the Project build.


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26th January 2016 - Riders reach sell out for opening arena game


The Leicester Riders Men and Women will take the floor in front of a sold out crowd at the Leicester Community Sports Arena on January 30th to begin a new era for the Riders Club.


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8th January 2016 - Leicester Community Sports Arena is recuiting


The next stage of Arena recruitment is in progress.


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18th December 2015 - £4.8 community sports arena due to be opened at the end of January 2016


The end of January 2016 will see the opening of the new state-of-the-art £4.8 million multi-purpose community sports arena located at 31 Charter Street, Leicester.


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17th December 2015 - Opening of new Leicester Community Sports Arena


The Leicester Community Sports Arena is pleased to announce that planning is well in hand to open the new Arena at a Launch ceremony at Charter Street on Wednesday, 27th January, 2016.


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7th December 2015 - Appointment of Arena Managing Director


The Leicester Community Sports Arena is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Ricketts as Managing Director of the new Community Sports Arena at Charter Street, Leicester, which is anticipated to open at the end of January 2016.


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15th October 2015 - Vacancy: LCSA Managing Director


We are looking for an experienced leader in leisure management to provide strategic direction for an important new sport and events asset in Leicester, the Leicester Community Sports Arena. 


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2nd June 2015 -  Start of Steel Erection for the Community Sports Arena Project


The Leicester Community Sports Arena project has achieved a critical milestone, with the arrival of steelwork on site, and the commencement of the erection of the steel frame for the building.


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13th April 2015 - Start of Arena Build Phase of Project


The Leicester Community Sports Arena project has entered its second phase with the completion of the site decontamination works, and the start of the Arena build phase.

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17th March 2015 - Contractor Appointed to Build Leicester Community Sports Arena


The Leicester Community Sports Arena achieved another important milestone with the awarding of the contract to build the Arena to B&E Boys of Rossendale, Lancashire, following a competitive tendering process.

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8th January 2015 - £1.25 million boost for new Leicester Riders basketball arena

Plans to build a new community arena as a home for Leicester Riders basketball team have received a £1.25 million boost.

4th January 2015 - Leicester Community Sports Arena Starts Site Works

The Leicester Community Sports Arena project will take another important step, with the commencement of site works on the 5th January 2015.

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7th November 2014 - Planning Permission Given for New Arena


The Leicester Community Sports Arena took another key step forward, with the granting of planning permission for the project on 7th November.

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3rd November 2014 - Basketball arena nets growth fund grant

Leicester Community Sports Arena Limited, owned by the Leicester Riders Foundation is the latest organisation to secure a grant from Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership’s (LLEP) £21 million Regional Growth Fund (RGF).

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