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Preview: Bristol Flyers v USA Select

Bristol Flyers v USA Select
Pre-season exhibition game
Thursday, September 9th (7.30pm)
Tickets available on the door, avoid disappointment by buying in advance online

Supporters have the chance to see Flyers’ new signings in action for the first time this Thursday (7.30pm) as USA Select are the visitors to the WISE Arena.

A brief guide to the travelling team from the USA can be found below.


USA Select are regular visitors to Bristol, having faced Flyers in several pre-season exhibition games over the past few years. USA will offer Flyers a highly competitive game as 45 players from stateside aim to earn a contract in Europe. Sean Kilmartin and his fellow coaches will be presiding over three separate sides as their squad face the tricky task of playing around 50 games in the space of an 18-day period.


Current BBL League Champions Leicester Riders proved too strong for Select this weekend, claiming a pair of comfortable victories over the side from the USA, 94-55 and 98-74. Tiredness appeared to be a factor in these games for USA – the opening quarters being tight affairs before Riders pulled away in the second-half of each game. There were no such issues however when the team from the States faced Manchester Giants, the visiting side running out 69-76 winners at the Trafford Sportsdome.


Tickets will be available on the door on Thursday night, but to be sure of a seat and avoid disappointment book online now.


Courtside tickets for USA Select cost just £7 for under-19s and £13 for adults – to get closer to the action and upgrade to courtside seats, contact Steve Devereux on 0117 963 0645 or email VIP tickets with food, drink and guaranteed parking are also available.


This game will be played at the home of Bristol Flyers; the WISE Arena at SGS College in Filton:

New Road,
Stoke Gifford,
Bristol BS34 8LP

SGS WISE Arena is in a convenient location just off junction one of the M32, and a short ten minute walk from Abbeywood and Bristol Parkway train stations.


Please note that there is limited car parking availability at SGS Wise campus offered on a first come first served basis – the post code for SatNavs is: BS34 8LP.

VIP customers will have spaces reserved at SGS WISE campus car park.

Parking is also available a short two minute walk from the arena – see map below for details:

Food and drink

Food and drink is available at the WISE Arena – there is a cashpoint on site but we would advise bringing cash with you if you plan on purchasing food and drink.

Ticket collections

Tickets can be collected from the ticket collections desk located just inside the main foyer of the WISE Arena – we advise arriving early if you are collecting tickets for this game.