Game Preview & Ticket Details: Derby Trailblazers (A)

Birmingham Rockets travel to Derby Trailblazers this Saturday for our final regular season game of the 2023/24 NBL Division One season.

There is plenty riding on the game, with Rockets needing a win to have a chance at moving into the playoff positions.

Derby on the other hand can’t afford to slip up as they look to maintain their advantage over the chasing Essex Rebels at the top of the table.

As such, a big crowd is expected – Rockets supporters travelling to the game should be aware of the following:

Date: Saturday 6th April 2024

Location: University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

Doors Open: 6:30pm

Tip Off: 7:30pm

Ticket Information

Tickets are not available to purchase in advance, however, our hosts have kindly reserved a section for Rockets supporters.

Derby Trailblazers’ ticket prices are as follows:

Adult gameday ticket: £10

Family gameday ticket (2 adults, 2 concessions): £25

Concessions (Under 18s & Over 65s): £7

You can find all of this information on the Derby Trailblazers website by clicking here.

Game Preview

Birmingham Rockets’ men’s first team make the short journey to Derbyshire to take on the title-chasing Derby Trailblazers this Saturday in a crucial game in the context of the NBL Division One season.

Rockets currently sit ninth in the league standings, one win and one position off the final playoff spot which is currenly occupied by the Nottingham Hoods.

Due to our superior head-to-head record against the Hoods, Rockets would leapfrog them and claim the final playoff spot should Nottingham fail to beat Worthing Thunder on the south coast (also Saturday at 7:30pm) with a victory against Derby.

Derby, meanwhile, currently sit in second place in the league standings – although our hosts will move to the top of the table with a win due to their superior head-to-head record against the current league leading Essex Rebels.

Derby have played a game fewer than Essex, meaning they will secure the league title with victory against Rockets and Bradford Dragons ( they play against Derby on Sunday).

Last Time Out

Rockets breezed past a tame Worthing Thunder in our last game, running out comfortable winners in a 85-61 rout at Nechells Wellbeing Centre last Saturday to ensure the team go into this final regular season game full of confidence.

You can rewatch the game in full by clicking here!

Derby, conversely, lost their last league game 102-94 away at the Reading Rockets last Saturday.

The reverse fixture back in January saw us start well as we took a 46-44 lead into halftime, but Derby’s class shone through in the second half as they ran out 101-72 winners on the night.