Coming off the most successful year in the franchise’s illustrious history with a record-breaking 62 box offices records and over two million smiling fans, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters are primed to showcase their eye-popping 2010 World Tour in Morgantown on Monday, January 18, 2010. Their wholesome family entertainment is known worldwide for thrilling fans young and old and making cherished family memories. Tickets go on sale on Monday, Nov. 2 at 9 a.m.
Now in their 84th consecutive season of touring the world, the Globetrotters’ high-flying show features some of the most extraordinary athletes and entertainers on the planet – including Big Easy Lofton and Flight Time Lang, who are starring in the Emmy Award-winning CBS reality hit, “The Amazing Race;” the always hilarious Special K Daley; dribbling magician Scooter Christensen; and ball handling wizards Handles Franklin and Ant Atkinson.
Sports Illustrated praised it as “the sports equivalent of comfort food,” in its March 2009 feature article on the Globetrotters titled, “Still Crazy After All These Years.”
“The Harlem Globetrotters are the epitome of world-class family fun,” Michael Kenney said, the Globetrotters’ senior vice president and live event marketing. “You’ll want to get your tickets now for an experience the whole family will be talking about for years to come.”
Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, Spalding, and America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, the Harlem Globetrotters will take the court at the WVU Coliseum on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $18 and are available at the WVU Mountainlair Box Office; by phone at 800-745-3000 and 304-293-SHOW; all Ticketmaster outlets; or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Individual ticket information can also be found on the Harlem Globetrotters’ official Web site, http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com, as well as info on group and scout tickets.
The Globetrotters will perform nearly 270 shows in over 200 cities in 44 states, the District of Columbia, five Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico through the first week of May 2010.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters have played in 120 countries on six continents, entertaining over 130 million fans and crossing barriers between cultures, societies and people from all walks of life. The Globetrotters are one of only six teams to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
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