Harlem Globetrotters taking up residency at American Dream mall in August

For the first time in the history of sports, the Harlem Globetrotters will embark on a 10-day residency at the American Dream mall in East Rutherford. This August, 16 live games will be played, with plenty of fan engagements, kids skill clinics, exclusive merchandise and unique programs designed to celebrate the culture, history and fun of globally renowned franchise.

Keith Dawkins, president, Harlem Globetrotters & Herschend Entertainment Studios, and Bryan Gaus, senior vice president and general manager of American Dream, made the announcement on Monday.

“The Harlem Globetrotters have a long and storied history of ‘firsts’ in its almost 100 years of existence and we continue that tradition by partnering with American Dream; making history by creating the first-ever sports residency,” Dawkins said. “This residency, and its many commercial extensions, represents another way to reimagine the experience we bring to our millions of fans. We are excited about its potential to be replicated around the world.”

The 10-day residency at American Dream will begin Aug. 16 and extend thru Aug. 25. Throughout the 10 days, the Harlem Globetrotters will take on their legendary rivals, the Washington Generals. Additional details and special events and activities tied to this first-ever residency will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The Harlem Globetrotters, just like American Dream, embody community, entertainment, and fun, making us the perfect partners for this groundbreaking residency,” Gaus said. “Our property continues to set the standard as a unique sports and events destination while also complementing MetLife Stadium’s extensive list of events next door. Now, one of the most iconic sports franchises will call American Dream home.”

Additional exclusive offerings for kids and families include:

  • The Globetrotter Kids Skill Clinic: Come and train like a Globetrotter! Join the Harlem Globetrotters for this exclusive Skill Clinic opportunity (available to groups and all visitors). For basketball fans of all ages. Run drills, learn new tricks, take all the shots — and get a chance to be a part of the famous Magic Circle!
  • Pregame Magic Pass: Calling all hoop lovers! This is your chance to show that you’ve got GAME. Bring your family and join the Harlem Globetrotters and Washington Generals on the court before the game to show your skills, shoot some hoops and get player autographs and photos! The one-of- a-kind 30-minute pregame Magic Pass begins 90 minutes before tip-off and will create memories you’ll never forget!
  • 5th Quarter — All Access Globetrotter Meet & Greet: After the game, every fan is invited down to the court for an autograph from their favorite Harlem Globetrotter stars! That means you! 5th Quarter access is granted for all Globetrotter ticket holders for 30 minutes. This is a unique experience not to be missed!
  • Exclusive Harlem Globetrotters merchandise: Featuring Harlem Globetrotters branded T-shirts, basketballs, sweatshirts, programs, novelties and accessories.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here.