Olympic Handball Arena to be Occupied by Milton Keynes Lions Basketball
By Community | August 9, 2012
Through this juncture MK Lions will re-brand to be known as the London Lions and be based at Crystal Palace for the 2012/13 season with the intention of permanently moving to the Olympic handball arena (the Copper Box) for the 2013/14 season.
Lions chief executive Vince Macaulay said he was devastated by having to leave Milton Keynes after 15 years because he could not find a place for the club to play.
However, with a move to the stunning 6,000 capacity Copper Box – which has been the home of the Olympic handball competition – now confirmed, Lions can finally look forward to an optimistic future.
With the Olympics still ongoing and the new BBL season just over six weeks away, Lions will not be able to move into the Copper Box until next year.
That move will come in time for the start of the 2013/14 BBL season, so in the meantime Lions will play their home games – the first against league champions Newcastle Eagles on September 23 – at the Crystal Palace National Indoor Arena in south London.”