The British Basketball League is excited to renew its partnership with Utilita Arena Birmingham, bringing joy to thousands of fans during the 2024 British Basketball League Trophy weekend on January 27-28.
Introducing a new Final Four format for this season, Saturday will feature the Men’s Semi-Final matchups, setting the stage for an epic Sunday showdown. The anticipation will culminate with both the Men’s Final and the Women’s Betty Codona Trophy Final, promising an unforgettable weekend of basketball brilliance.
Boasting a capacity of 10,000 available seats, pre-sale tickets for the 2024 Trophy Finals will be available on August 23 2023 via Ticket Factory, with one-day tickets starting from as little as £22, and two-day tickets available from just £33.
This iconic West Midlands arena has been the chosen battleground for the League’s most prominent basketball contests for an impressive 18 years, with the British Basketball League Cup Finals previously held at the venue. This is a testament to the enduring partnership between the League and the Utilita Arena Birmingham.
The action-packed weekend will commence with the first Semi-Final tip-off at 12.30pm on Saturday, followed by the second Semi-Final at 3.30pm that same day. For the weekend’s pinnacle on Sunday, doors will open at 11.00am, setting the stage for an unforgettable day of top-flight basketball, when the Women’s Trophy Final tips-off at 12.00pm, followed by the Men’s Trophy Final at 3.30pm.
As always, the British Basketball League and Utilita Arena Birmingham are committed to delivering exceptional experiences. Spectators can expect a fusion of entertainment, including the Slam Dunk Competition that Birmingham has come to know and love.
A star-studded lineup
Blending the excitement of top-tier basketball with outstanding live acts, fans will be treated to musical halftime performances from Birmingham’s very own Lady Leshurr and Jaykae on the Sunday.
Additionally, the entertainment lineup boasts a dance performance by the internationally acclaimed Flawless Dance Group following the Women’s Final, the gravity-defying acrobatics of Les Barjots Dunkers at halftime during Saturday’s first Semi-Final, and a halftime showcase performance from AshOnCam during Saturday’s second Semi-Final.
This array of talent is sure to delight fans with an extraordinary fusion of sporting excellence and artistic brilliance throughout the event.
Women’s Final Halftime Show: Jaykae Takes to the Court
Birmingham-born and bred, the acclaimed grime artist Jaykae will grace the stage during the halftime show of the Women’s Betty Codona Trophy Final. Celebrated for his lyrical prowess, Jaykae’s hits collection includes the singles Every Country, Moscow and Toothache.
He has collaborated with some of the UK’s biggest artists, including Ed Sheeran and Skepta, and has supported the likes of Stormzy and performed on stage with Drake. His appearance at the Women’s Finals promises to add a local touch to the event as he proudly represents his hometown.
Flawlessly Warming Up the Court for the Men’s Final
Following the Women’s Trophy Final, the stage will be set for an incredible dance performance by the internationally renowned group, Flawless. Renowned for their impeccable synchronisation and innovative choreography, the Britain’s Got Talent Finalists are set to charge up the audience in anticipation of the Men’s Final.
Men’s Final Halftime Show: Lady Leshurr Takes Centre Stage
MOBO Award winner, Lady Leshurr, will headline the halftime show during the Men’s Trophy Final. Since breaking onto the scene in 2015 with her Queen Speech freestyle series, Lady Leshurr has hit the big-time musically, and has been a regular on our TV screens too.
Beyond her hit records and collaborations with the likes of Will.i.am an Nicki Minaj, the rap star reached the Dancing on Ice Semi-Finals and is also the new host of MTV’s Pimp My Ride.
On performing at Birmingham’s biggest halftime show in January, Lady Leshurr said: “I was here as a fan at last year’s Final and it was an incredible day of basketball. I’m super excited to perform in front of a sell-out crowd at the Utilita Arena Birmingham. Any time you get to perform in an event this big is amazing and given it taking place in Birmingham makes it extra special for me.”
Taking to the court to perform in front of his hometown, Jaykae said: I’m honoured to be one of the acts performing in such a prestigious event like the Trophy Final in a city that means a lot to me. The competition is always fiercely contested and I’m looking forward to seeing who wins the first bragging rights of the season.”
Tickets and Event Information
The 2024 British Basketball League Trophy Final Fours Weekend promises an exciting mix of basketball excellence and a feast of entertainment. Saturday will showcase two Men’s Semi-Finals games, where four teams battle it out on the court to reach Sunday’s Final. Fans attending on Sunday will be treated to a double-header, with the Women’s Final and Men’s Final both taking place that day.
Saturday: Men’s Semi-Final 1 Halftime: Barjots Acrobatic Dunkers
Saturday: Men’s Semi-Final 2 Halftime: AshOnCam Performance
Sunday: Women’s Trophy Final Halftime: Jaykae Performance
Sunday: Trophy Finals – After Women’s Game: Flawless Dance Performance
Sunday: Men’s Trophy Final Halftime: Lady Leshurr Performance