Clippers Hawai‘i Classic presented by Kaiser Permanente at the Stan Sheriff Center, October 1 and 3
HONOLULU – Public sales opened today at 9 a.m. HST for tickets to see the L.A. Clippers play the Toronto Raptors in Honolulu, announced AEG Facilities (AEG). Tickets for the October 1 and October 3 games at the Stan Sheriff Center can be purchased at etickethawaii.com, with seats beginning at $20.00.
The two NBA preseason games expand upon the comprehensive marketing partnership between the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and L.A. Clippers.
“Although having two NBA preseason games in Hawai‘i is largely a benefit to local sports fans, other benefits, like having the games televised regionally by Fox Sports as well as attracting fans from Los Angeles and Toronto helps promote the Hawaiian Islands and generate economic impact,” says Brad Gessner, senior vice president and general manager, AEG Facilities.
In addition to the games, the Clippers, HTA and AEG will host a free Fan Fest for the public at the Hawai‘i Convention Center, featuring the team’s players and coaches along with family activities, food and beverages, arts and crafts and sports. Further details about the Fan Fest, such as date, time and specific activities will be released as they become available.
Attendees will also see the million-dollar investment that AEG Facilities has made in sports tourism through its purchase of fully portable sports courts and an NBA-approved basketball court with a solid wood floor. The sports courts can be configured to simultaneously host up to 18 high school basketball games, or 28 regulation volleyball or badminton matches, or 11 futsal (indoor soccer) courts.
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Bennet Group Strategic Communications
About L.A. Clippers
The L.A. Clippers play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Clippers have won two division titles (2013, 2014) and are coached by Doc Rivers. Under the vision of owner Steve Ballmer, the Clippers have emerged as one of the most innovative franchises and business partners in basketball. The Clippers are in the midst of a 220-plus game sell-out streak and offer a variety of ticketing solutions for fans, including big game plans, weekend packages and single-game tickets. Tickets for home games at STAPLES Center can be purchased at www.clippers.com/tickets.
In addition to on-court success, the Clippers are committed to making a difference in Southern California through numerous community programs and the L.A. Clippers Foundation. On September 11, 2015, the Clippers Foundation made a historic three-year, $3 million commitment to City Year Los Angeles, providing City Year the capacity to improve the lives and graduation rates of students in five of L.A.’s highest need elementary schools. This is the largest donation City Year has received from the private sector, and is also the single largest cash gift in the history of the L.A. Clippers.
For more information on the Clippers players, organization, stats and tickets, please visit www.clippers.com.
About the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority is responsible for strategically managing the State of Hawai‘i’s marketing initiatives to support tourism. HTA’s goal is to optimize tourism’s benefits for Hawai‘i, while being attentive to the interests of travelers, the community and visitor industry. Established in 1998 to support Hawai‘i’s leading industry and largest employer, HTA continually strives to help ensure the sustainability of tourism’s success.
For more information about HTA, please visit www.hawaiitourismauthority.org. Follow updates about HTA on Facebook, Twitter (@HawaiiHTA) and its YouTube Channel.
About AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.) and BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas). Among the roster of world class convention centers and other facilities managed by the division are the Los Angeles Convention Center, Hawai‘i Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Qatar National Convention Center, Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman), Sydney International Conception, Exhibition, and Entertainment District, Cairns Convention Center and Darwin Conventions Centre. Other venues include Oracle Arena and O.co Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ulker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and the. For more information, visit aegworldwide.com.