San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Harlem Globetrotters To Dunk into San José

The famed masters of basketball trickery, the Harlem Globetrotters, will soon pay a visit to Costa Rica as part of their Spinning the Globe 2009 world tour.

Led by number 21, Special K, the red, white and blue B-ballers will bring their game to the Palacio de los Deportes Gymnacium in the province of Heredia on Oct. 10. Games will be played at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and tickets will cost between ¢9,000 ($15.50) for general admission and ¢30,000 ($51.70) forVIP seats.

Special K has played in the “Switzerland of Central America” before and said that the experience was “slamming.”

“Wow! Costa Rica was ‘all that’ of an experience the last time the team was there,” the superstar said. “The people were super friendly and we enjoyed ourselves a lot with them. We can’t wait to be there again and give them a spectacle that will make them crazy.”

Tickets are on sale at JUMBO retailers for a temporary 30 percent discount.

Globetrotter fans can also purchase tickets at Yuppis at Paseo de las Flores in Heredia, north of San José, and at Hooligans at Multiplazain Escazú, west of San José.

The Harlem Globetrotters were founded by Abe Saperstein in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States, in 1927. Wilt Chamberlain, one of the National Basketball Association’s 50 greatest players of all time, played with the team from 1958 to 1959.

–Mike McDonald

Comments are closed.