The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their ridiculous basketball skills & amazing athletes to the Jacksonville Florida Veterans Memorial Arena for one night only on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7PM.
You think you know The Globetrotters? Think again, because you’ve NEVER seen them like this. This year’s team will not only feature your favorite Globetrotters – Big Easy, Flight Time, Scooter, Special K, and more; but also a whole new exciting class of rookies that will have your family talking about the 2012 show forever. Don’t miss this “must see” family fun event!!!
About the troupe:
85 years ago in Chicago, a 24-year-old businessman named Abe Saperstein formed a small basketball team called the Savoy Big Five. He was just trying to promote a nightclub called the Savoy Ballroom, but in just a few years the team had played over 1000 games around the country and become the Harlem Globetrotters.
In 1941, just before the start of World War II, the Globetrotters signed Reece “Goose” Tatum, an all-time great who developed amazing comedy moves and changed the direction of the team. By the end of the war the Globetrotters had played an incredible 30,000 games (losing only 2190) and were featured on the cover of Life magazine. Those were remarkable achievements at a time when America was deeply segregated by race.
The team toured the world, breaking cultural and social barriers along with basketball records. They were the first team to play basketball in Europe. In 1950, a Globetrotter named Nathaniel “Sweetwater” Clifton became the first African-American player to be drafted by the NBA. In 1959, when the United States and the Soviet Union were enemies at the height of the Cold War, the Globetrotters went on a sold-out tour of Russia.
Date:Friday, March 2, 2012
Location: SMG Jacksonville
Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Tickets:(Vary) from $29.45 to $124.50
At the Veterans Memorial Arena or Ticketmaster.
*Age 2 & up must have a ticket*
Group sales of 10 or more from $18, $23 and $29 each
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