The franchise was established in 2011, and admitted to the top-tier British Basketball League in 2012. The team’s formation was led by Jeff Jones, a former player and coach of the previous team of the same name that folded in 2001 due to financial difficulties. As of 2014, the team play their home games at the 1,100-seat Trafford Powerleague Arena in the Trafford area of Greater Manchester.
A consortium of Manchester basketball enthusiasts, led by former Giants player and coach Jeff Jones have been successful in their application to the British Basketball League for a new franchise for the city.
Big time professional basketball is back in Manchester with the Manchester Giants Basketball Club at The Lucozade SportsDome at the Trafford Centre