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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BRING FIRST SPORTING EVENTS TO TIGER ARENA AT TOWSON UNIVERSITY JUNE 19-21

Hall of Fame team helps open Maryland’s newest arena

(PHOENIX, April 19, 2013) – The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will make history at Towson University as the first ever sporting events in the brand new state-of-the-art Tiger Arena.  The Globetrotters will bring their unmatched family entertainment to Towson for three games in three days:

Wednesday, June 19, at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 20, at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets start at $26.25 and are available via www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the Tiger Center box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

“There is no better way for the Globetrotters and our fans to tip-off summer than to open up a brand new, world-class arena,” said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider.  “The anticipation of Tiger Arena’s grand opening, combined with our style of high energy family entertainment, will make June 19-21 three days to remember.”

“We are excited to have the world famous Harlem Globetrotters as the first public ticketed event at Tiger Arena,” said Towson University President Dr. Maravene Loeschke. “The Globetrotters offer stellar entertainment that appeals to a wide audience. We couldn’t think of a better way to introduce our brand new, state-of-the-art arena to the community.”

The Globetrotters will be the first public events in Tiger Arena following Towson University’s graduation activities.  Tiger Arena will be the future home to Towson basketball, gymnastics and volleyball.

The games in Towson will be a continuation of the Globetrotters’ 2013 “You Write the Rules” World Tour, where fans can select the rules they want to see in each game.  New rules include playing with two basketballs at once, getting double the points for each basket made and more.  Fans can choose their favorite rule HERE.

Harlem Globetrotters stars Bull Bullard and Jet Williams toured Tiger Arena to see the evolving construction, joined later by Doc the Tiger, Towson University's mascot.

Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Wonderful Pistachios, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 87th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades. 

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