Hoops dreams brought to life at The College Basketball Experience

 

 

Hope Dreams at The College Basketball Experience

If you are a basketball fan, you will definitely want to check out The College Basketball Experience in Kansas City, Missouri.

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So what makes this experience so great?

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Because EXPERIENCE is what you will do!

This is not a museum, it’s a place where you experience college basketball through interactive play and exhibits.

The College Basketball Experience is a 41,500 square ft basketball playground on two floors.  I would highly recommend that you dress accordingly for your 1st visit because you will most likely get a little sweaty if you choose to play…..and let’s be honest, it’s WAY more fun to play!

The College Basketball Experience houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Visitors will enjoy a trip down memory lane with sights and sounds of some of their favorite college basketball teams.

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I added this giant Michigan mural for my family members who are die hard Michigan fans.

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This is not a typical museum experience which is why it’s called The Basketball Experience. During your visit, you can focus on specific basketball skills throughout both floors of the building.

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Practice your slam dunk, beat the buzzer, and more.

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You can also learn more about the college players and envision what it would be like to fill their shoes.

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The lower level of The Basketball Experience offers lots of additional play as well.

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You don’t have to be a big basketball fan to enjoy The College Basketball Experience. If you are a big basketball fan, you will never want to leave!

2016 Pricing

*please check website for current pricing before you go.

TICKET PRICES

Youth (4-17 years)
(Please see age policy below) $11

Adults (18 years & older)$14

Seniors (65 & older)   $10*

Kids (3 & under)   Free

Active Military**$10*

*No other discounts can be applied to the already discounted Senior or Military price. (effective Oct. 1, 2015)
**Must be active military personnel and present Active Military ID Card with valid expiration. Discount good for active military ONLY and does not include family members with similar military ID or dependents cards.

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You can find out for about The College Basketball Experience from their website.

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The College Basketball Experience is located at 1401 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO.

 

A special thanks to Visit KC and TMS Family Travel for hosting my visit!

NKU Men’s Basketball 4 Pack Ticket Giveaway

I’m really excited about attending the upcoming NKU Men’s Basketball game against Mercer on January 16th. I’ve never been to an NKU basketball game and my boys love any excuse to watch a sporting event. It’s also exciting because NKU is now a NCAA Division 1 level.

 

Here is a little more about the team and how they look this year.

 

It’s a new era for Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball. Competing in just its second season at the NCAA Division I level, the Norse have already emerged as a contender in the Atlantic Sun Conference. NKU looks to sustain the momentum established with a 9-9 conference mark last year, and they are off to a good start. With a 3-2 home record heading into the new year, NKU is poised to compete in the A-Sun again this year.

And with no seniors and only one junior on the squad, the team is one of the youngest in the country. That hasn’t hindered Dave Bezold’s squad. The Norse already have overtime wins this season against Tulane, Hampton, and Stetson; their losses include road games at Kentucky, North Carolina, Purdue, and Florida Gulf Coast (fresh off last year’s Sweet 16).

Sophomore forward Jalen Billups returns this year after sitting out most of last season for health reasons. The first-team preseason A-Sun selection earned national attention at North Carolina with a thunderous rebound dunk that landed him at No. 3 on the SportsCenter Top 10.

*Here is a clip of that dunk!

 

Just four days later, freshman Daniel Camps repeated the feat, finding himself No. 5 on ESPN for a jam against Florida Gulf Coast.

It is a new era indeed at NKU, with high-flying action against the nation’s best competition. Though not eligible for the NCAA Tournament until the 2016-17 season, Billups and company have their cites set earning a berth in one of the other national postseason tournaments in the meantime.

 

 

I’ve been given 4 tickets to giveaway to NKU Men’s Basketball Game against Mercer on Thursday, January 16th.

 Doors Open at 6pm, tipoff at 7pm

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Even if you don’t win you can come out and help support our community.

 

You can learn more about NKU’s Men’s Basketball team from their website. 

 

*photo credit goes to Kody Kahle

The Bank of Kentucky Center is located at 500 Louie B Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099

 

Disclosure: The tickets in this giveaway were provided by Vision 2015. I was also provided with tickets to take my family.”