Anger over 2000 seater arena

British Basketball League Cup champions Leicester Riders could find themselves in a new £2.5 million stadium in time for next season, which is planned at Leicestershire County Cricket club's Grace Road Stadium. But the plans have angered residents.

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Architects designs for new Leicester Riders arena

Section drawing through the proposed sports arena Credit: Clague Architects

These are the early stage architectural drawings for the proposed new home for the Leicester Riders basketball team.

The £2.5 million building could be built in partnership with Leicester College and Leicestershire County Cricket club by as early as next spring.

First floor plan showing the extendable seating for basketball fixtures - capacity 2000 people Credit: Clague Architects

The building will provide collapsible seating for 2000 spectators for league fixtures, but will turn into a three court community sports arena at other times.

Ground floor plan showing 3 basketball court arrangement when matches aren't being played Credit: Clague Architects

The building will also link in with gym facilities which are already at Grace Road, all of which will be open to the public.

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