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The Harlem Globetrotters visit the Big Sandy Superstore Arena March 7, 2013.

The world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters will stop at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of their 2015 World Tour.

This year, the team has shows in the United States and international venues.

The tour features a matchup between the Harlem Globetrotters and the Washington Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters.

The Globetrotters athletes have a wide variety of skills, tricks and dunks. They offer comedic entertainment through audience interaction.

Cara Hedrick, marketing and sales manager at Big Sandy Superstore Arena, said the Globetrotters help bring back childhood memories for some adults.

“This is a good family event,” Hedrick said. “It’s something that people can bring their kids to. It’s also something that people can enjoy. Maybe they saw the Globetrotters when they were younger and they can come back and experience it with their kids or go relive their own childhood memory of seeing them perform for the first time.”

Erin Wroblewski, sophomore chemistry major at Marshall University, said she saw them for the first time when she was 8 years old.

“I remember how excited I was that they were coming to Huntington,” Wroblewski said. “I’ve played basketball my whole life. It’s different than watching a normal basketball game because they do tricks during the game that you wouldn’t see in any college or NBA games. They make everyone feel like they’re a part of the show.”

No matter where you sit you will think you’re in the best seat in the place.”

— Erin Wroblewski

Wroblewski said she hopes to attend the game with her parents and younger siblings.

“You can enjoy the show no matter how old you are,” Wroblewski said. “And no matter where you sit you will think you’re in the best seat in the place.”

The 30-person roster features men and women from all over the United States, each bringing impressive basketball resumes to the table and a variety of skills and talents.

The Harlem Globetrotters offer experiences before and after the show begins.

Magic Passes can be purchased.

The 30-minute pre-show gives families the opportunity to spend time with the Globetrotters on the court before the game. Kids can shoot hoops, do tricks, take pictures and get autographs with the stars.

Directly following the main event, players will remain on the court for photographs and autographs with fans.

Tickets for the show start at $25 and can be purchased from the Big Sandy Superstore Arena box office.

Sofie Wachtmeister can be contacted at [email protected]