Hartford, CT (September 12, 2023) – Get ready for a slam-dunk extravaganza as the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters make their triumphant return to XL Center! This is your chance to witness the record-breaking stars of basketball LIVE as they bring an unforgettable blend of DRIBBLING, SPINNING, and DUNKING to the court, taking on their fierce rivals, the Washington Generals, on December 29 at 2 and 7 PM.
But that’s not all – this year, we are thrilled to announce our exciting new official ball partner, Spalding®. Starting this December, Spalding® will be joining the team at every arena destination, enhancing the game experience like never before. Fans will have the opportunity to take home an official Spalding® Harlem Globetrotters basketball or get their hands on the newly designed Harlem Globetrotters Marble Series™ ball on game day.
Unrivaled fan engagement continues with pre-game offerings like our Magic Pass, unforgettable post-game access and more in-game fan interactions than ever before.
See Hammer, TNT, Bulldog, Cheese, Torch, Hot Shot, Jet, Wham and Thunder – just to name a few – as they run circles around the Washington Generals on the court and bring the hype to the crowd.
YOU might even find yourself mid-court as part of the ALL-NEW, FAN-FILLED Halftime Skills Showcase!
WHEN: Friday, December 29, 2023 – 2 & 7 PM
WHERE: XL Center | One Civic Center Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103
CITI CARD PRESALE: Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets in select markets beginning 10 AM Tuesday, Sept 12- Sunday, Sept 24 10 PM through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com
About Harlem Globetrotters
The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters – THE originators of basketball style, captured by dynamic athletes with unmatched skills and influencers of today’s game. The team has showcased their iconic brand of basketball in over 124 countries and territories across six continents since 1926. Winners of 2 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards and Emmy® nominated for their hit NBC weekly series, “Harlem Globetrotters: Play it Forward,” they continue to break barriers and stand as leaders across diversity, equity, and inclusion. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission continues to advance the game of basketball and deliver exciting and interactive entertainment to the world. If you have ever seen a jump shot, slam dunk or a half-court hook shot, you have witnessed the creative moves made famous by the Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S.
For the full schedules and more information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters’ official website: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
About Jersey Mike’s Subs
Jersey Mike’s Subs, with more than 2,000 locations nationwide, serves authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs on in-store freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956. Passion for giving in Jersey Mike’s local community is reflected in its mission statement “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.” For more information, please visit jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseymikes), Instagram (instagram.com/jerseymikes), and Twitter (twitter.com/jerseymikes.com).
SPALDING® is the largest basketball equipment brand in the world. Since its founding in 1876, the iconic American brand has remained one of the most recognized driving basketball culture today. SPALDING® is a sporting goods leader with high school, collegiate, and professional partnerships. The SPALDING® trademark is owned by Russell Brands, LLC. For more information, visit www.spalding.com.
About XL Center
The XL Center is a 15,000+ seat multipurpose arena located in downtown Hartford, CT, and operated by Oak View Group. The arena is home to the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL), University of Connecticut Men’s Ice Hockey, and University of Connecticut Men’s & Women’s Basketball. It was built in 1975 and underwent major renovations in 2014. The XL Center entertains thousands of visitors annually with a variety of concerts, family shows, sports, consumer events, and trade shows throughout the season. Learn more at www.XLCenter.com. Follow the XL Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
In Connecticut, OVG360 manages the XL Center in Hartford, Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, and Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport. OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health and public safety and more.
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