BIG Storage Cheshire Jets will be cheered on by an army of more than 1,000 fans at Liverpool’s ECHO Arena tonight.
Paul Smith’s men head across the River Mersey to take on Everton Tigers in a BBL Championship match to be screened live on Setanta Sports 2.
The game has been upgraded from the Tigers’ 500-capacity Greenbank Academy to the ECHO Arena to accommodate as many supporters as possible.
The Tigers have sold their allocation, while Jets supporters – many of whom are from the Ellesmere Port area – have been busy snapping up their tickets since the game was switched to the newly-built riverside venue at the end of last month.
Jets warmed up for tonight’s game by taking mixed results from last weekend.
Having comfortably accounted for Birmingham Panthers on Saturday with a 117-79 triumph, Jets were unable to repeat the trick at the Northgate Arena on Sunday as they lost 97-83 to leaders Newcastle Eagles.
It left Jets with plenty of work to do in their faltering bid to reach the play-offs and they now lie six points off the eighth-placed Sheffield Sharks.
Jets play once over the Easter weekend. They have a quick return meeting with Everton Tigers at the Northgate Arena this Sunday (5.30pm).