(Macao, June 20, 2013) - The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2013 "You Write the Rules" World Tour to The Venetian Macao for an exhibition game July 13 at the CotaiArena™, with tickets on sale Friday, June 21 at all CotaiTicketing™ box offices*.
Macao audiences can look forward to an entertaining evening of laughs, ball handling wizardry and rim-rattling slam dunks with stars such as Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Handles Franklin, Cheese Chisholm and more.
And for the first time ever, the fans will decide rules for the game that could affect the final outcome. This could be anything from playing with two basketballs at once, to getting double the points for each basket made. Go online to www.harlemglobetrotters.com to vote for which ground-breaking rule you want to see implemented in the game. Then, get your tickets, and see the winning rules in live action at the Globetrotters' world championship game.
Established in 1926, the Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide icon, synonymous with exciting family entertainment and great basketball skills. The Globetrotters organization represents 87 years of breaking down barriers, acts of kindness, and a commitment to fans that goes well beyond the game. The "Ambassadors of Goodwill" have dazzled and dunked their way into the hearts of over 136 million fans worldwide, performing in 122 countries and territories on six continents.
You'll know the Globetrotters are ready to put on their spectacular show when you hear the sweet whistling of "Sweet Georgia Brown." The famous "Magic Circle" gets underway at center court, as the players take turns in a mesmerizing showcase of blazing ball handling prowess. For the next 90 minutes, the Globetrotters exhibit a captivating assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks, and precise timing - with a side-splitting array of comedy guaranteed to entertain both the young and the young at heart.
Tickets for the 8 p.m., July 13 Harlem Globetrotters exhibition game go on sale Friday, June 21 at 5 p.m., at all CotaiTicketing box offices. They can be purchased in one of four categories: HKD/MOP 580 (VIP), 380 (A Reserve), 180 (B Reserve) and 80 (C Reserve). Packages with round trip Cotai Water Jet ferry tickets between Hong Kong and Macao are also available for HKD/MOP 668 (VIP) and 468 (A Reserve). Tickets can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macao) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / 4001 206 618 (China), and are also available at Tom Lee Outlets, K11 Select and through Hong Kong Ticketing (customer service fee applies), online at www.HKTicketing.com or by phone at +852 3128 8288.
* CotaiArena Box Office; The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel - Main Lobby Box Office; Four Seasons Hotel - The Plaza™ Casino Box Office; Sands® Macao - Casino Floor L1 Box Office; Sands® Cotai Central - CotaiTicketing™ Box Offices (Sheraton Hotel Main Lobby, Holiday Inn Main Lobby and East Bus Lobby)
Photo caption: An exciting evening of thrills and spills awaits Macao audiences at the Harlem Globetrotters' exhibition basketball game at The Venetian Macao's CotaiArena July 13. Tickets go on sale Friday June 21 via CotaiTicketing.
Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Properties
Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia's top entertainment destination.
The 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar's Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world's and the region's biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.
The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.
The 650-seat Sands Macao Hotel theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.
With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.
About Cotai Strip Resorts Macao - Macao's Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao has transformed a gaming-centric day-trip market into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.
Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia's leading conferences and exhibitions, gaming excitement, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.
Comprised of the The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world's largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is where Asia's ultimate destination is all within reach.