Friday, May 11, 2018

Partnership to Include Events in Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, Atlantic City and Connecticut


SPRINGFIELD, MA – Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Citi as the presenting partner for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate events. The newly-formed alliance with Citi will offer Citi cardmembers exclusive ticket pre-sales for all events in all markets and occasional meet-and-greet opportunities with Hall of Famers.

The Hall’s growing portfolio of collegiate events includes storied events such as the Tip-Off Tournament (November 16, 17 and 18), Women’s Showcase (November 18) and Holiday Showcase (December 16) at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Marque events now in their fourth and third year respectively include the Hoophall Miami Invitational at AmericanAirlines Arena (December 1) and the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic returning to STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (December 7). Inaugural events in this year’s line-up include the Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix (December 9) and the Basketball Hall of Fame Boardwalk Classic in Atlantic City (December 15). A full schedule of events and match-ups will be revealed in the coming weeks. For details, please visit

“This past season, basketball fans were treated to a number of tremendous Hall of Fame events featuring nationally ranked teams at world-class venues,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame. “Building on this momentum, we are very excited to partner with a global brand like Citi, who shares in our passion to provide memorable experiences for teams and fans alike.”


About Citi

Citi offers its credit and debit cardmembers access to tickets to more than 12,000 events annually through Citi® Private Pass®, the bank’s entertainment access program. Citi Private Pass provides special access to presale tickets and VIP experiences to some of the world’s biggest artists and events ranging from music, sports, dining, theater, comedy, festivals, and other live entertainment. For more information, please visit or follow @citiprivatepass on Twitter.


About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

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