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2009 Hoop Hall Enshrinement Excitement To Take Over The MassMutual Center September 11th At Noon For An Open To The Public Event!

Springfield, MA – August 18, 2009 –2009 Inductees will be making at stop at the MassMutual Center for an “Open to the Public” event on September 11th.  The 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductees (Michael Jordan, David Robinson, Jerry Sloan, John Stockton and C. Vivian Stringer) will be attending the Enshrinement Pep Rally on Friday, September 11th at Noon in the MassMutual Center Arena. If that wasn’t enough to draw fans to downtown, the NBA D-League will be bringing their, extreme fan interactive, D-League Jam Session to the MassMutual Center Exhibit Hall from 10am-6pm. Both events are FREE of charge and open to the public.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2009 Enshrinement Pep Rally is presented by Mohegan Sun, MassMutual Financial Group and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.

The Enshrinement Pep Rally will combine the excitement of the 2009 Enshrinement class with a remembrance tribute to 9/11. “
We're delighted to bring the Class of 2009 to the MassMutual Center for this terrific free public event that will link the riverfront to downtown during the upcoming Enshrinement weekend," said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. "We appreciate the long-standing support from our friends at the MassMutual Center as they help us make this historic weekend accessible to fans and families throughout the region."

“The MassMutual Center will be a basketball playground for all ages on September 11th” says Global Spectrum’s Matt Hollander, General Manager of the MassMutual Center. “The City will be thriving with basketball excitement and so will the MassMutual Center.”

The D-League Jam Session will have activities will include; inflatables, bungee runs, games, sling shots competitions and more! Fans will also be able to test out the EA Sports new NBA Live 21 video game at the EA Live Lounge. The game will not be released until October, so this is the public’s chance to check it out before it hits the stores.

For more information on the Pep Rally and D-League Jam Session visit www.massmutualcenter.com



The MassMutual Center is managed by Global Spectrum and owned by the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. The MassMutual Center is Western Massachusetts most diverse function space with over 100,000 sq ft of meeting space including a 40,000 sq ft flexible exhibit hall, eight fully-functional meeting rooms, a 15,000 sq ft ballroom, and an 8,000-seat arena. The facility is the proud home to the Springfield Falcons and Springfield Armor in addition to hosting family shows, concerts, meetings, social and corporate functions, sporting events and more.


Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) is the fastest growing firm in the public assembly facility management field with more than 80 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The Philadelphia-based company is part of one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies, Comcast-Spectacor, which also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, a regional sports programming network, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, and Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company and 3601 Creative Group, a full-service in-house advertising agency.In a partnership with Disson Skating, Comcast-Spectacor annually produces 10 nationally televised figure skating spectaculars on NBC.