The Harlem Globetrotters - The Spread Game Tour
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS SPREAD GAME TOUR IS COMING TO
THE UNITED KINGDOM THIS AUTUMN
Spread Game. It’s what the Harlem Globetrotters do best. Basketball wizardry. Ankle breaking moves, jaw dropping swag, new drip. Do they dunk? The Globetrotters rattle the rim with soul. Oh yeah….it’s time. It’s time to laugh so hard that your stomach hurts during this show. Go ahead and grab the family and get your tickets.
The Spread Game Tour is coming to a city near you.
The Globetrotters Spread Game through every slam dunk, killer pass and magic fade away; and through every smile for a child and every achievement within the communities they visit.
The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game tour to the UK this autumn. Spread Game is the epitome of Globetrotter excellence; it's shown through basketball wizardry night after night and demonstrated through years of commitment to unsurpassed entertainment.
For over 95 years, the Harlem Globetrotters have been committed to spreading joy through their artful athleticism and unparalleled basketball skills. The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrills you can expect from this new version of the Globetrotters game. Part streetball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the live event will show off the best of the Globetrotters in a dazzling exhibition of talent and game.
“We’re ready to start spreading game again to our fans, especially the next generation,” said Coach Barry Hardy, Vice President of Player Personnel and Tour Development. “The players are showcasing their skills as ballers like you’ve never seen the Globetrotters before.”
As a joint collaboration with award-winning Broadway professionals, the show will introduce exciting, new characters guaranteed to energize the action and entertainment of every game. Dedicated to honoring their past but focused on paving their future, the Globetrotter’s fully redesigned all-black jerseys put a modern spin on their look while still featuring the classic stars and stripes and names of past legends.
The Spread Game Tour is also introducing new premium fan experiences that allow the audience to interact directly with the players.
- Magic Pass: Allowing fans to join the players on court before the game to shoot some hoops, get autographs and snap pics.
About the Harlem Globetrotters
The originators of basketball style, influencers on today’s game, and skilled athletes of the highest order, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 124 countries and territories on six continents since their founding in 1926. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission to spread game and bring entertainment to the world continues to drive them today. The Globetrotters are innovators of the game who popularized the jump shot, slam dunk, and the half-court hook shot. For nearly a century, the Globetrotters have exhibited Black excellence on and off the court, entertaining, inspiring, and advancing the racial progress of today. The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For more information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the Globetrotters' official website: www.harlemglobetrotters.com and follow them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to M&S Bank Arena.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. M&S Bank Arena is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront.
From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
M&S Bank Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.
Our new on-site temporary multi-deck car park is now open. There is plenty of parking nearby too, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.
ACC Liverpool is home to Convention Centre Liverpool and M&S Bank Arena, and is located in an outstanding pedestrianised location on the banks of the River Mersey. The Convention Centre includes an auditorium and breakout rooms on its upper level, with a versatile hall found on the groundfloor. The centre and M&S Bank Arena is separated by the impressive Galleria, a glass atrium that links to the two venues together and houses a coffee shop, E.On Business Centre and the main registration/welcome desk.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)