Shaquille O’Neal takes on Big Game Weekend in Los Angeles
The biggest weekend in sports just got Shaq sized – Shaquille O’Neal is set to bring Big Game Weekend’s most in-demand and buzzed-about event to Los Angeles: Shaq’s Fun House Presented by FTX. Taking place on Friday, February 11th at The Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall, the event features a larger-than-life main-stage production and pyrotechnics for headliners Lil Wayne, Zedd, Diplo, DJ Diesel, and more. It also includes Shaq’s Carnival Midway highlighted by the FTX Ferris Wheel, carnival rides, games, circus performers, dining experiences, incredible brand activations, and more.
Tickets for the event will go on-sale to the public this Friday, January 7th at 10 am PST. Starting at $249.99, all tickets include a six-hour open bar and complimentary dining experience. All tickets, Wynn Nightlife VIP Tables, and TickPick VIP Lounge access can be purchased online. This year’s presenting partner, FTX, is poised to bring Crypto to Big Game Weekend through exclusive Shaq’s Fun House NFTs for all attendees, The FTX Ferris Wheel, Crypto Carnival prizing, and a custom FTX flyaway to meet Shaq!
A true man of the people, this is the fourth year running that the basketball legend will host the ultimate Friday night event leading into football’s biggest game of the year. Shaq’s Fun House is Shaq’s personal live event platform that pairs an over-the-top VIP music festival with a larger-than-life carnival experience. Unlike other VIP experiences during Big Game Weekend, Shaq has created a one-of-a-kind event that is open to the public, allowing fans to partake in the fun. Shaq’s Fun House has attracted the biggest names in sports and entertainment solidifying itself as the ‘must attend event of Big Game Weekend with past attendees including Patrick Mahomes, Adam Levine, Rob Gronkowski, Jamie Foxx, Dak Prescott, Reggie Bush, and dozens of other stars.
“It’s always great to come home to my favorite city, Los Angeles, and I couldn’t be more excited to kick-off the biggest weekend in sports with our most over-the-top edition of Shaq’s Fun House to date. With the help of my friends at FTX, get ready to see performances by Lil Wayne, Zedd, and Diplo, experience a full carnival, and enjoy a true taste of LA with food provided by some of the city’s best restaurants. Los Angeles, you have my word that Shaq’s Fun House presented by FTX will go down as our fourth championship we have won together!” Shaq says.
Shaq is personally curating a culinary experience like no other featuring some of the most iconic restaurants in Los Angeles. Included in every ticket, guests of Shaq’s Fun House will be treated to: Roscoe’s House Of Chicken And Waffles, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Diddy Riese, Meat District Butcher Crafted Premium Burgers, Daring Foods Plant-Based Chicken, and Papa Johns Pizza. VIP Guests of Shaq’s Fun House will get to enjoy sushi from the legendary KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar! Plus, all of Shaq’s guests will also enjoy a 6-hour open bar featuring premium spirits, beer, wine, soft drinks, and alkaline water! Finally, Shaq’s Fun House will also be filled with everyone’s favorite carnival fun foods such as cotton candy, popcorn, funnel cakes, and more.
Shaq’s Fun House & Medium Rare are excited to be partnering with Wynn Nightlife for an exclusive hospitality experience. Wynn Nightlife is bringing its renowned Las Vegas VIP experience to Los Angeles with a dedicated VIP Mezzanine at Shaq’s Fun House. Hosted by its famed brands XS Nightclub and Encore Beach Club, the VIP tables will include bottle service, dedicated server, and the best views to the main stage. This year, FTX is offering 5% off VIP tables for those looking to pay via cryptocurrency thanks to FTX Pay. In addition, fans can purchase access to the TickPick VIP Lounge within the Wynn Nightlife Mezzanine. The TickPick VIP Lounge will offer shared table tickets with bottle service, an expedited entrance, TickPick swag and more.
FTX, the leading cryptocurrency and assets platform, is proud to present Shaq’s Fun House 2022 and bring Crypto to Big Game Weekend like never before. As a company focused on creativity, technological innovation, and excitement, FTX will enhance the Fun House experience with free NFTs for all attendees, The FTX Ferris Wheel, Crypto Carnival prizing, and more surprises to be announced soon!
Outside of the fun inside Shaq’s Fun House presented by FTX, the cryptocurrency platform will also be launching a one of a kind Big Game Weekend flyaway. People everywhere have the opportunity to sign up to win a flyaway to attend Shaq’s Fun House, meet Shaq himself, and secure $10,000 in Bitcoin.
Shaq’s Fun House is committed to providing a safe environment for all attendees and working staff. As such all attendees and staff are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entry, or they will be denied entry. Additionally face coverings will be required when not actively eating and drinking. To give attendees further peace of mind, Shaq’s Fun House will be offering a full money back guarantee if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19. When entering Shaq’s Fun House you must present a physical copy of a COVID-19 vaccination record card, a digital copy of such card, or such other proof as is permitted locally. Please note that Shaq’s Fun House policies will be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event and are subject to change.
Pepsi Stronger Together, Pepsi’s series of grassroots initiatives bringing tailored programming to communities around the country will not only match Shaq’s Fun House’s $1 donation per ticket, but implement a series of Pepsi activations during the event. All new for 2022, Pepsi Stronger Together will present the Shaq’s Fun House Halftime Show featuring DJ Diesel himself and invite Pepsi fans of all kinds to venture into the Pepsi Stronger Together Speakeasy where a renowned mixologist will have you saying that’s what I like. “Shaq has been an incredible and supportive partner of Pepsi Stronger Together and we’re thrilled to be teaming up with him again to give back to our communities while celebrating one of the biggest weekends in sports and entertainment,” said Derek Lewis, President, South Division, PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA).
Thanks to ZipRecruiter, people everywhere have the opportunity to apply for a slam-dunk sweepstakes – win a chance to be Shaq’s personal operations manager during Shaq’s Fun House. From managing Shaq’s schedule and making sure he has everything he needs before his DJ performance, to overseeing his personal photo/video team, this applicant will add an array of skills to their resume.
Shaq’s Fun House is produced by Medium Rare, in partnership with ABG Entertainment. Medium Rare’s track record at Big Game Weekend is second to none with some of the most viral sold out events in history including Shaq’s Fun House, Gronk Beach, and The Shaq Bowl. Now pulling in huge audiences for primetime broadcasts, Medium Rare recently produced Guy Fieri’s Restaurant Reboot, The Sports Illustrated Awards, Shaq vs GRONK, and Black Entrepreneurs Day.