Having played more than 24,000 games in 120 countries and territories over the past 86 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have seen and accomplished almost everything in their illustrious history–but they have never played in Brooklyn. That’s about to change as the Globetrotters will play in the borough for the first time ever when they bring their unique brand of family entertainment to the Barclays Center on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.
“The Globetrotters are honored to play for the first time ever in Brooklyn at the world-class Barclays Center,” said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “Brooklyn is an amazing place, from its storied sports history to the distinct neighborhoods to the cultural offerings. The entire organization is looking forward to this historic event and seeing the new venue with our fans.”
“We get the chance to entertain our fans at some great venues all around the world,” said Globetrotter showman Special K. Daley. “We are excited about the opportunity to add to that tradition by playing the new Barclays Center. I received a behind-the-scenes tour of Barclays Center this month, and I love the feel of the arena and how the fans are so close to the action. It’s going to be a great atmosphere.”
“We are excited to welcome the Harlem Globetrotters and their crowd-pleasing brand of basketball to Brooklyn for the first time,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “For generations, the Globetrotters have provided fun and laughter to fans all over the world, and now we are proud to bring these wonderful showmen and their famed ‘Sweet Georgia Brown’ anthem to Barclays Center.”
Tickets for the event will go on sale on Wednesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Brooklyn Nets All Access season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase tickets for Barclays Center events before the general public. For more information, visit www.barclayscenter.com.