Lakers Host Shaqtown Street Fest
**Today's event is on schedule as planned**
To celebrate the unveiling of a bronze statue of legendary Los Angeles Lakers and NBA Hall of Fame player Shaquille "Shaq" O’Neal in Star Plaza at STAPLES Center, the Lakers and AEG will host Shaqtown, a street festival on March 24 from 2pm to 7pm to take place on Chick Hearn Court and Microsoft Square at L.A. LIVE.
The festival will include a variety of interactive games including Fireball Alley, Block-A-Shaq and Plinko, a Hall of Fame Exhibit, specialty photo opportunities, a Ferris wheel, a mini Lakers basketball court and live deejay.
Additionally, fans are invited to watch the statue unveiling from 4pm – 5pm on video boards set-up throughout the street festival. The ceremony will be highlighted by speeches from Shaquille O’Neal, his teammates, colleagues and friends, and will conclude with a spectacular unveiling of the statue.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking (normal fees) will be available in STAPLES Center lots.
**Event is subject to cancellation due to weather**
To celebrate the unveiling of the honorary Shaquille O'Neal statue at the STAPLES Center on March 24th, the legendary Hall of Famer teamed up with the Lakers to launch a capsule collection featuring limited edition apparel and accessories from New Era, Chalkline, PINTRILL, and Mitchell & Ness.
The 12-piece capsule includes limited quantities of a commemorative Chalkline jacket with images of Shaq in his LA Lakers uniform, PINTRILL enamel pin of Shaq's Dunkman® logo, New Era hats made of 100% real purple suede with gold leather undervisor, and Mitchell & Ness sweatshirts, t-shirts, and tanks.
Items will be available at the STAPLES Center and lakersstore.com beginning March 24th, while supplies last.
New Era - Purple Suede style (only 34 available) and the 96 Camo style (only 96 available)
PINTRILL – 500 pins are available
Chalkline – just 100 available