Last-minute holiday gift givers and other basketball fans may still be able to sweep up tickets to see the popular Harlem Globetrotters. The much-loved hoops team will performing live throughout the holiday season in Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and a variety of other Midwestern sports stadium locations.
With their theme song, “Sweet Georgia Brown,” booming over arena sound systems and crowds cheering, the world-famous Original Harlem Globetrotters entertain live audiences with their comical and often almost acrobatic basketball maneuvers.
Founded in 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters have played and performed on basketball courts in more than 120 countries around the world. They’ve also entertained members of various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Crowd-pleasing favorite feats of the hall of fame team include the “Alley-Oop,” the “Three-Man Weave,” and the famous “Four-Point Shot.”
Midwest dates and venues for the Harlem Globetrotters include:
- December 26 – Resch Center, Green Bay, Wisconsin
- December 27 – Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin
- December 28 – Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois
- December 29 – Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois
- December 30 – Five Flags Center, Dubuque, Iowa
- December 31 – BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- January 5 – i Wireless Center, Rockford, Illinois.
Starting times vary by location, so ticket purchasers need to check with local box offices for additional details. Some venues will offer multiple Harlem Globetrotters events on certain dates.
Tickets for Harlem Globetrotters appearances are available online, making them a convenient holiday gift for busy shoppers.
Special web discounts may be offered periodically as well for ticket purchasers. Occasional reduced-price offers for tickets, team-licensed merchandise, and other promotions may appear on the Harlem Globetrotters’ Facebook fan page too, for the teams’ fans.
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