Looking for a little kid-friendly basketball action? Lucky for you, the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town! It’s not often you can bring your kids to a game and tell them with 100 percent certainty who will win, but here’s your chance (Sorry, Washington Generals!).


The Harlem Globetrotters will be in Austin for the 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour at the Frank Erwin Center on Thursday, Jan. 23 and Friday, Jan. 24 at 7 pm.  Tickets start at $20 and be purchased at all Texas Box Office Outlets, including select HEB stores, or by phone at 512-477-6060, or online.

To add some extra fun to the game, fans can vote on the rules for the game in their hometown. Online voting is open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule.

The 2014 online ballot includes three never-before-seen revolutionary rules:

  • Scooter Christensen ball spinHot 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 – Via 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.

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.  After virtually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.

Want to take your chances and try and go for free? Enter to win 4 tickets to the Friday, Jan. 24 performance:

This giveaway is now closed, thanks to everyone who entered, and congrats to our winner, Amber.


– Ava

Ava Love Hanna is a writer, performer, and mother of a super awesome 5-year-old. She loves exploring Austin’s best kid-friendly places with her husband and son. Read about her adventures in writing, parenting, and being obsessed with Doctor Who at avalovehanna.com.