Aug. 6, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook Department of Athletics is proud to announce that the world renowned Harlem Globetrotters will open the newly renovated Stony Brook Arena with a pair of games on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2 and 7 p.m. The games will be the first in the arena since March 2012 when the facility went offline to begin the renovation project.
Tickets for the two games will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 9:30 a.m., via www.GoSeawolves.org, www.harlemglobetrotters.com or by calling (631) 632-7142. Ticket prices range from $20-$125.
“We are excited to open Stony Brook Arena with one of the world’s great teams that has been entertaining fans for decades,” Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron said. “The family-friendly show that the Harlem Globetrotters provide represents the perfect lead-in for our new arena as we get set to showcase Stony Brook’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and the best game day experience on Long Island beginning in November.”
The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment, showcasing some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime. After the game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.
About Stony Brook Athletics
Stony Brook Athletics sponsors 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the America East Conference and CAA Football. Located on Long Island, just 60 miles outside of Manhattan, and known as the #Seawolves, Stony Brook is a fast-rising program with 49 conference championships and 28 national postseason bids in just 15 years as a Div. I program. With over $80 million of facility upgrades, major national television exposure in multiple sports, a student-athlete body with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 and unprecedented revenue generation and fundraising efforts, Stony Brook Athletics is positioning itself as one of the premier athletic programs in the Northeast Region among all public research universities. For more information, visit www.GoSeawolves.org.
About Stony Brook Arena
Opening this fall after a $21.1 million renovation, Stony Brook Arena is a 4,000-seat intimate basketball and entertainment destination that will serve as the new home for the Seawolves men’s & women’s basketball teams. The facility features numerous amenities that will enhance the fan experience, including two video boards, expanded concession areas and restrooms, four luxury suites, a VIP lounge, and courtside seating right on top of all the action. With affordable tickets available for every person and family combined with the best game day experience on Long Island, Stony Brook Arena is the hot new place to go for sports and entertainment. For more information, visit www.StonyBrookArena.com.
About the Harlem Globetrotters
Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. 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-over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.