Fans can vote for game rules on Harlem Globetrotters tour
The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are taking fan interaction to a new level when the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour returns to The Palace of Auburn Hills on April 19 at 7 p.m.
Online voting is now open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule, where all fans can choose the new, game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown.
Tickets at $42.50 VIP, $27.50 reserved and $18 general admission and four-packs at $135 VIP, $90 reserved and $55 general admission are on sale now at Palacenet.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000. Front Row and Courtside seating is also available. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.
The Globetrotters were the first sports and entertainment organization to let fans vote on rules when the team introduced the concept last year.
Since the fan response was so overwhelming, the team is doing it again – but with three never-before-seen revolutionary rules on the 2014 online ballot:
Hot Hand Jersey– Both teams will have a “Hot Hand Jersey” they can pass among each other. The player who is wearing this jersey will receive double points on made baskets.
Make or Miss – The quarter begins with only two players on the court for each team. When a team scores, a teammate may enter the game. When they miss, the player missing the shot must leave the court, leaving his or her teammates shorthanded.
Trick Shot Challenge– Three challenge flags per team, each coach can challenge the other team to make a trick shot. If the team makes the trick shot, they earn five points. If they miss, the other team receives five points.
With a roster showcasing stars such as Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Hi-Lite Bruton, and Dizzy Grant – plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu* – the Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind family show features mesmerizing ball handling, an assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks and precise timing – all with an array of comedy guaranteed to entertain the young and the young at heart. And, after nearly each game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.# The Globetrotters play more than 290 games in over 250 cities in 47 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico through April 2014.
*Rosters will vary in each city and are subject to change.
# Subject to availability.