NOV 00] SKYDOME COVENTRY NEWS
Dunkers To Sleep With Village People
from the England basketball side have been eying up a good place
to hit the sack when they come to Coventry later this month.
have been checking out the length of the beds at the Village
Hotel in Canley to make sure they measure up to the correct
basketball team have declared Coventry's Skydome Arena as their
new home and will play two internationals there on 25 and 29
November against the Slovak Republic and Latvia.
three sides are staying at the hotel and members of the England
set-up stopped off recently to check on facilities.
UP JULIUS JOSEPH FOR THE BIG NIGHT
of the key things on the agenda was the size of the beds as
several of the players in the tournament are close to 7ft tall.
sales manager June Picken revealed that the hotel was delighted
that the squads had chosen to stay there and admitted that the
flying visit had been a useful exercise.
Joseph, one of the England stars, had come down to Coventry
with the England basketball management so we were able to have
a test run - thankfully he fitted!
is great that we are able to offer good enough facilities to
persuade international athletes to stay at the hotel because
previously they would have gone further away from the city.
Giants ace Joseph, aged 27, said that the team were impressed to
have facilities so close to the venue.
for the matches are available on 08700 119119.
are two absolutely crucial games for English basketball and we
are going to be spending a lot of time at Skydome with
training and playing.
Village is perfect for our needs and hopefully by the night of
the 29th we will be holding a party there to celebrate
back-to-back victories in the city."