Globetrotters to host grand-opening events at Cross Center

Posted Sept. 17, 2013, at 8:20 a.m.

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will dribble, spin, and dunk their way to Bangor as part of a special trip to host the grand-opening events at the Cross Insurance Center on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21.

The team’s schedule for each day is:

• 1 p.m.: Globetrotters skills clinic for children ages 6-12. The $50 registration includes a ticket to the game;

• 5:30 p.m.: Magic Pass 30-minute pre-show. The price is $20 per person, and each participant must also have a game ticket;

• 7 p.m.: Globetrotters game. Ticket prices start at $23 per person.

Tickets to the games, pre-shows, and clinics are available online at harlemglobetrotters.com, in person at the Cross Insurance Center box office, or by phone at calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

“The Harlem Globetrotters have been a staple event in this community for years now, and we’re excited to have them be a part of the Cross Insurance Center’s grand-opening events,” said Global Spectrum’s Mike Dyer, general manager of the Cross Insurance Center.

Fans in Bangor will witness the Globetrotters 2014 tour more than three months before fans see it across the country. The team is planning a new show, complete with a few surprises. Before arriving to Maine, the Globetrotters will spend the first part of this month participating in training camp in New York City, preparing for the team’s 88th consecutive year.

“We are thrilled to be part of an exciting time in Northern New England, as we help open Bangor’s new arena,” said Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “The fervor of our fans to see the Globetrotters’ 2014 tour, combined with the Cross Insurance Center’s grand opening, will make this a weekend to remember.”

Also new this year is the addition of the Globetrotters skills clinics on the court of Cross Insurance Center. Team stars will host clinics for children ages 6 to12 at 1 p.m. daily, including Friday when Bangor schools are closed. Globetrotters will be on the court for each two-hour session and will coach, motivate, and entertain participating children. The one-of-a-kind experience is open to boys and girls of all skill levels.

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