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Basingstoke Bison - EPL Champions
28th of September 2018

All You Need to Know: 29/09 vs Raiders ,

Tonight, the Trane sponsored Basingstoke Bison start their defence of the NIHL S1 league title with the visit of the Raiders from Romford.

It is also the night when we celebrate last seasons 3 championship successes by proudly raising banners into the roof to mark these landmarks.

Here’s all the information you’ll need to know:

Doors Open: 5:30pm

Face-off: 6:30pm

Ticket prices:
Adults - £12.50
Concessions - £9.00 (Senior Citizen & Disabled)
Children - £6.00 (aged 3 – 15 years)
Family - £33.00 (2 adults & 2 children)

Ticket outlets: :
Available online: here

By Phone: 01256 355 266

In person: In advance or on the night

Away supporters are advised they can purchase tickets in blocks I.

Don't forget, you can now print your tickets off at home in advance, or show them on a smartphone device to gain entry to the rink.

Bar and Papa John's:

The rink bar will be open all evening long, where Papa John's will once again be producing freshly made pizzas.

You can order in advance before the game so your delicious piping hot pizza is waiting for you in one of the intervals or at the end of the game.

There’s no need to rush to eat before heading to the arena when you can grab a delicious Papa John’s during the game.

Our weekly Twitter competition will once again be up running in conjunction with Papa John’s where fans choose who they think will be the Bison’s first goal scorer and one lucky winner wins a large pizza. Keep your eye on Twitter on Saturday to enter.

Match-Night Programme:

The Stampede is back again for 2018 / 19 with all the great features and information you love.

There’s a preview of tonight's opponents, courtesy of Graham Merry from the Basingstoke Gazette,

Coach Tait gives us his weekly look and thoughts on how the week has gone,

Nigel Simmonds Weekly Round Up gives a great insight into last weekends performance versus the Hull Pirates,

and Anthony Russell weekly low down on all things league related is back.

As always The Stampede is your definitive destination for stats and your official scoresheet.


The ever popular 50/50 draw will once again be back for 2018 / 19 season, with one lucky winner each week taking home a huge cash prize. Tickets cost just £1 and are available from our roving sellers and at the Merchandise Club table.

Shirt Off the Player’s Back: is just a £1 ticket you could win Jay King’s Bison home jersey. With the added bonus that Jay will present the jersey to you after the game on the ice. Tickets will be available from the Booster Club table.

Chuck-a-Puck:, in association with Zizzi’s restaurant is once again back for another season so grab your puck for just £1 head to the players’ benches after the second period and aim for the centre of the rink!

Player Signings After the Game:

As in previous seasons 2 players will be signing autographs and merchandise for fans, so make your way to the bar after the game for your photos and autographs opportunities,

This week’s Players are:

• Alex Sampford
• Russell Cowley

See you tonight for the raising of the banners and the game ...