Harlem Globetrotters coming to the Pavilion

Published 10:24 am Friday, December 20, 2019

This January, the Pavilion will play host to a world-famous act.

On Wednesday, the Ole Miss athletics department announced the Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their show to Oxford on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The 2020 Pushing the Limits Tour will feature new high-flying dunks, hilarious stunts, a new record-breaking attempt and family moments.

Founded in 1926 by Abe Saperstein, the Globetrotters have played in 123 countries and territories and have introduced many to the sport of basketball. In 1940, the Globetrotters won their first World Basketball Championship, defeating the Chicago Bruins. In 1948 and 1949, the Globetrotters stunned the world by twice defeating the World Champion Minneapolis Lakers of the NBA. The Globetrotters were socially influential and quickly became recognized as the world’s best basketball team, showing that African-Americans could excel on a professional level.

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Tickets begin at $20 and go up to $75. There is also a Magic Pass available for purchase, which includes access to pregame experience where people have the opportunity to spend time on the court with the Globetrotters. Autographs and photographs will be available, as well as the chance to shoot hoops with members of the Globetrotters. The pass is an additional $22 and is separate from a ticket into the event.

A VIP bench experience is also available for $248. The price includes one seat on the bench with the team, backstage meet and greet with photo/autograph opportunity, replica jersey, tour program and a Sharpie/lanyard (merchandise items distributed upon arrival). There is a limited capacity of eight seats available for the VIP experience.

All tickets can be purchased through the Ole Miss athletics ticket site.