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London City Royals

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Established
1998 (21 years old)

Sport
Basketball

Stadium/Home
Crystal Palace Centre
(1,500 Capacity)

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Location
Crystal Palace, London

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British Basketball League

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London City Royals is a British professional basketball team, based in the Crystal Palace area of London, England. The franchise was established in 2018 and admitted to the top-tier British Basketball League in the same year.

History
The team was established in July 2018 by businessman Jon Sawyer and London-based basketball promoter Nhamo Shire, founder of the London School of Basketball. Following the withdrawal of Leeds Force earlier in the summer, the Royals became the 12th member of the league and the second London-based franchise along with London Lions, with the Royals being based at Lions' former home venue, the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

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Akodo



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Ashley



Matthew
Bryan-Amaning



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Dusha



Ashley
Hamilton



Orlan
Jackman



Edmir
Lucas



Deyshonee
Much



Will
Neighbour



Will
Ohuaregbe



AJ
Roberts



Josh
Rogers


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Stadium or Home

The National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace in south London, England is a large sports centre and athletics stadium. It was opened in 1964 in Crystal Palace Park, close to the site of the former Crystal Palace Exhibition building which had been destroyed by fire in 1936, and is on the same site as the former FA Cup Final venue which was used here between 1895 and 1914.

It was one of the five National Sports Centres, run on behalf of Sport England, but responsibility was transferred to the London Development Agency (now GLA Land and Property) and is managed by Greenwich Leisure Limited, under their Better brand logo.

The sports centre building was designed by the LCC Architects Department under Sir Leslie Martin between 1953–54 and is a Grade II* listed building. It has a particularly interesting interior: there is a central concourse with a complex and delicate exposed concrete frame supporting the roof, which has a folded teak lining, and to one side a series of pools, including a 50m competition pool, and a diving pool with a dramatic reinforced concrete diving platform, and to the other side a smaller sports arena.

The athletics stadium has a capacity of 15,500, which can be increased to 24,000 with temporary seating. It hosts international athletics meetings.

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