When the Harlem Globetrotters bounce into Johnson City on March 24, the players will be the ones on the floor showcasing their basketball-handling wizardry, but it'll be the fans in the stands calling the shots.
The Globetrotters' 2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour takes fan participation to a whole new level, giving audiences the power to choose which new game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown.
The Globetrotters were the first organization in sports and entertainment to let fans vote on rules when the team introduced the concept last year. Since the fan response was so overwhelming, the team is doing it again — but with a major twist.
The 2014 online ballot includes three never-before-seen revolutionary rules:
Reserved-seat tickets are $52 (box seats), $35, $30 and $26 for children and adults; kids under 2 are admitted free.
A limited number of Magic Passes are available for $19.50 each and give fans a chance to experience special tricks and magical fun first-hand during an interactive event 90 minutes prior to show time. Pass holders can spend time on the court with the Globetrotters one-on-one, shooting hoops, trying out ball tricks, having their picture made and getting autographs. Magic passes must be purchased in addition to the show ticket.
Tickets are available online at www.harlemglobetrotters.com and www.harlemglobetrotters.com in person at the Freedom Hall box office or by phone at (423) 461-4884. Information on group and Scout tickets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrotters.com
The Globetrotters will play more than 290 games in over 250 cities in 47 states and six Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico before the North American leg of their "Fans Rule" World Tour wraps up in April.
This year's Globetrotters roster features stars such as Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang and Hi-Lite Bruton — plus female stars T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, continuing a tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents.
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 — for more than eight decades.comments powered by Disqus