Harlem Globetrotters Partner With Award-Winning Technology Company Experience To Create Unique Fan Opportunities


(PHOENIX, Feb. 19, 2015) – Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. (HGI) announced today that they have partnered with Experience, an award-winning fan experience technology company, to help enhance game day for fans during the Globetrotters’ 2015 World Tour. As part of the partnership, select fans will have the opportunity to participate in an honorary tip off to start the game and be presented with an official game ball.

Fans can also take advantage of additional unique experiences using their smart phone or other mobile device, including:

VIP Game Ball Experience: During a post-game ceremony at center court, fans will receive a basketball actually used during the game, an exclusive full-team photo opportunity, and VIP access during the post-game autograph session to get up close and personal with their favorite Globetrotters players. 
Best Seats in the House: Globetrotters Bench: Every game, a limited number of fans can sit shoulder-to-shoulder with players on the Globetrotters bench. These seats are so close that fans feel like they are literally part of the action.  The experience will also include VIP access during the autograph session to get up close and personal with the Globetrotters players.
Seat Upgrades:  Fans can upgrade their existing seats to sit courtside – the perfect spot to catch every slam-dunk and trick shot.  Upgrades to seats with a center court view are also available.

“Connecting with fans is the most important part of a Globetrotters game,” said Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “With the Experience app, we’re able to have an impact on more fans and offer the opportunity to create a personal memory with our fantastic players. This is what the Harlem Globetrotters experience is all about.”

Experience President Ben Ackerman noted, “Partnering with such a renowned team like the Globetrotters allows tens of thousands of fans across the country, and the world, multiple ways to make this special event even more unique.  Experience’s technology helps fans become involved in the game, versus just watching, and also creates a connection a Globetrotters’ fan will never forget.”

Fans with valid game tickets should visit hg.expapp.com. Experiences and seat upgrades are available now.

Ticketed fans will be notified through dedicated emails prior to games.  In-venue signage and announcements will be available to let fans know about the service and how they can take advantage of these new, special offerings.

About the Harlem Globetrotters
Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 89th 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. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans over more than eight thrilling decades. For more information, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

About ExperienceExperience is an award-winning fan experience technology company dedicated to making sure fans enjoy live events to the fullest extent possible. With Experience, fans can personalize their live event experience by upgrading seats or participate in other unique opportunities all from their mobile device. Experience is the official upgrade partner of MLB.com and the preferred mobile upgrade partner for the National Football League (NFL.com). Additionally, Experience is the preferred partner for Live Nation Entertainment and Ticketmaster, enabling their millions of fans access to upgrades and experiences at live events.  The company is known for its innovative technology, exceptional customer service, and unprecedented approach to improving the fan experience for each fan at every event.  Learn more by visiting expapp.com; follow us on Twitter @ExpApp or Facebook at facebook.com/ExpApp.