Shaquille O’Neal Heads to Phoenix for Big Game Weekend With Shaq’s Fun House presented by Netspend at Talking Stick Resort Friday, Feb. 10, 2023

Legendary Rapper Snoop Dogg & Superstar DJ Diplo Join for the Ultimate Adult Playground and Big Game Weekend’s Most Over-the-Top Event; Tickets and VIP Table Presale This Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. MT/12 p.m. ET

Shaq’s Fun House Presented by Netspend

Shaq’s Fun House Presented by Netspend

PHOENIX, Dec. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The largest weekend in sports activities is about to get Shaq-sized as soon as once more. This February, Shaquille O’Neal will convey Big Game Weekend’s buzziest expertise to Phoenix: Shaq’s Fun House presented by Netspend. Taking place on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, at the legendary Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale’s hottest leisure vacation spot, Shaq’s Fun House can be greater and higher than ever with a custom-built mega-structure adjoining to Talking Stick Resort that includes over-the-top manufacturing and a full-size carnival expertise.

Tickets for the occasion will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 16, 2022, with an unique pre-sale provided on Dec. 15, 2022. With costs beginning at $249.99, all tickets embody a six-hour open bar and complimentary eating experiences. All basic admission tickets, VIP tickets, TickPick VIP Lounge tickets and VIP Tables may be bought on-line at Adding to the thrill, this 12 months’s presenting accomplice Netspend is prepared to convey Shaq’s Fun House to life by the Netspend Ferris Wheel, an final Big Game Weekend flyaway sweepstakes, “Nothing by NETspend” basketball hoop carnival recreation, and a lot extra. 

Always chasing that Game Seven Energy, Shaquille O’Neal by no means performs small, and the fifth annual Shaq’s Fun House presented by Netspend is not any exception. Aiming to hold the title of essentially the most viral and buzzed-about occasion for the fifth 12 months operating, the larger-than-life grownup wonderland going down at Talking Stick Resort is open to the general public, permitting followers to partake within the enjoyable whereas additionally bringing within the largest names in sports activities & leisure and placing enjoyable at middle court docket. With a full carnival halfway full with video games, rides and experiences, the one-of-kind competition additionally boasts the most effective musical performances of the weekend — it is no surprise the large man’s “should attend” occasion has welcomed greater than 25,000 followers through the years and superstar friends together with superstars Patrick Mahomes, Adam Levine, Jamie Foxx, Rob Gronkowski, Floyd Mayweather, Migos, and plenty of extra.

Shaq’s Fun House presented by Netspend is thrilled to announce legendary rapper, and good buddy, Snoop Dogg as headlining expertise for the occasion. Snoop Dogg has offered over 37 million albums worldwide and has garnered 14 high 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In addition, Grammy-winning famous person DJ and 7X Fun House alumni DIPLO can be performing dwell. Plus, DJ DIESEL’s efficiency presented by Takis® can be livestreamed so followers across the globe can tune in for the epic efficiency positive to be filled with depth thanks to Takis®.

“It’s been wonderful to see the expansion of the Fun House over the past 5 years and we’re excited to convey it to the folks of Phoenix. We proceed to set the usual for FUN,” mentioned O’Neal. “We’re thrilled to have Netspend come on board this 12 months and permit us to go greater and higher and even fly in followers to expertise what the Fun House is all about.”

Together with the enjoyable of the carnival and musical performances, Shaq’s Fun House is happy to offer an unique hospitality expertise with a devoted VIP Mezzanine at Shaq’s Fun House. Starting at $10,000, the VIP tables will embody bottle service, a devoted server, and the most effective views of the primary stage. This 12 months, followers also can buy entry to the TickPick VIP Lounge inside the VIP Mezzanine. The TickPick VIP Lounge will supply shared desk tickets with bottle service, an expedited entrance, TickPick swag, and extra.

Netspend’s mission is to empower folks to obtain their monetary desires by offering entry to modern monetary providers. Netspend’s cellular accounts assist folks handle their cash and construct a greater monetary future. For over 20 years, Netspend’s trendy on a regular basis cost options have helped greater than 10 million folks on their journey to monetary freedom — with perks like the power to store, pay payments, finances and handle your cash anytime, wherever. Learn extra about Netspend’s cellular accounts at Netspend will improve this 12 months’s Fun House by sponsoring the Netspend Ferris Wheel and the brand new “Nothing by NETspend” basketball hoop carnival recreation, providing spending cash from Netspend as prizes to attendees.

Outside of the enjoyable inside Shaq’s Fun House presented by Netspend, Netspend will even be launching the final word Big Game Weekend flyaway sweepstakes. Starting at present, folks can enter for an opportunity to win prize choices from Netspend. One grand prize recipient will win the flyaway with round-trip airfare to attend Shaq’s Fun House, meet Shaq himself, and take house spending cash from Netspend. For an opportunity to win, enter and look at guidelines now at

“We’ve lengthy been drawn to Shaq’s unimaginable dedication to generosity, giving, and neighborhood help. With Shaq’s larger-than-life Fun House occasion, we’re thrilled to have a good time an unimaginable weekend with followers and attendees,” mentioned Kelley Knutson, President of Netspend. “The alternative to take part in Shaq’s Fun House is a singular manner for Netspend to align our dedication to monetary entry and inclusion. Through our cellular accounts, Netspend is concentrated on empowering folks to obtain their monetary desires and construct a greater monetary future.”

Talking Stick Resort is a premier vacation spot for leisure within the Valley. The AAA Four Diamond resort is situated within the coronary heart of Scottsdale the place friends are submerged in the fantastic thing about Sonoran Desert, but minutes away from downtown. Dining, dwell leisure, luxurious facilities and continuous on line casino motion are only a few options that make it a haven for friends.

Takis® is proud to accomplice with Shaq and Shaq’s Fun House because the official salty snack of the occasion. Bringing the depth and an entire lot of taste to Fun House, Takis® will livestream this 12 months’s “Let the Heat Drop presented by Takis®” second that includes DJ DIESEL’s signature set, Takis® Snacks falling from the sky, and a lot extra. Available on Shaq and Shaq’s Fun House channels, the Takis® Let the Heat Drop livestream will convey the warmth and allow at-home viewers to participate within the flavorful enjoyable. Outside of the livestreamed set, Takis® will even implement a {custom} Takis® Fuego® Zone — an intense on-site activation with the entire depth for Fun House followers. Complete with a {custom} snack bar and carnival recreation, the Takis® Fuego® Zone would be the must-see (and style) activation of the night.

As an official accomplice of Shaq’s Fun House, Anheuser-Busch and its signature Bud Light Seltzer and NUTRL manufacturers can be featured in entrance of the largest stars in sports activities and leisure alongside an epic onstage “Cheers” second for all Shaq’s Fun House attendees. So, whether or not you are a fan of beer, seltzer or cocktails, Anheuser-Busch has you lined to cheers to the most effective of occasions.

Papa Johns has teamed up as soon as once more with Shaquille O’Neal, a Papa Johns board member and restaurant proprietor to convey BETTER INGREDIENTS. BETTER PIZZA.® to this 12 months’s Fun House. All hungry followers ought to cease by this 12 months’s Papa Johns activation to seize a slice and take part on the enjoyable.

Back for one other 12 months at Shaq’s Fun House, Emsculpt Neo will allow followers to relax and get sculpted at the custom-built Emsculpt Empower Lounge that includes Emsculpt Neo and Emface periods. Breakthroughs do not occur by accident. They occur with persistence, dedication, onerous work, and a need to turn out to be a stronger and extra assured you. Whether you want to kick-start your health routine or need to receive a aggressive edge, Emsculpt Neo can construct muscle, burn fats and ship the tough equal of 12-16 weeks of HIIT coaching over 4 periods. Sounds too good to be true, nevertheless it’s not.

As an official accomplice of Shaq’s Fun House, Licor 43 will incorporate {custom} cocktails and activations all through the occasion, together with the buzzworthy Casa de Shaquille, which can function over-the-top cocktail creations all utilizing Licor 43. From Carajillos to boozy milkshakes, Casa de Shaquille can be one of many Fun House’s most visited activations.

As a returning accomplice of Shaq’s Fun House, Electrolit will present attendees with an immersive expertise whereas additionally showcasing its scrumptious product. Back by standard demand, Electrolit will host a {custom} Electric Slide that includes vivid Electrolit colours in addition to implement different thrilling surprises to guarantee all attendees are hydrated all through the night. Finally, Electrolit will staff up with Shaq for the final word Big Game Weekend sweepstakes which can function roundtrip airfare, lodge lodging, and extra for one fortunate winner and visitor. To be taught extra, go to at present.

TickPick, the official secondary ticket market of Shaq’s Fun House is happy to accomplice with the occasion for the second 12 months in a row. Exclusively on TickPick, TickPick prospects can have the chance to buy VIP tickets that grant entry to the TickPick VIP Lounge onsite at Shaq’s Fun House. To be taught extra, see

Shaq’s Fun House is produced by Medium Rare, in partnership with Authentic Entertainment. Medium Rare’s monitor file at Big Game Weekend is second to none with among the most viral sold-out occasions in historical past together with Gronk Beach, The Shaq Bowl and Shaq’s Fun House. For extra details about Shaq’s Fun House or to buy tickets, go to or comply with alongside on socials at @ShaqsFunHouse on IG and Twitter.


About Medium Rare 

Lauded occasions, experiential, and administration firm Medium Rare works at the intersection of Sports & Entertainment, partnering with well-known athletes and types to create iconic media properties together with Shaquille O’Neal’s Fun House, Daymond John’s Black Entrepreneurs Day, Guy Fieri’s Restaurant Reboot, The Sports Illustrated Awards, Rob Gronkowski’s Gronk Beach, and extra. Creating and executing iconic IP and occasions which attract thousands and thousands of views and followers from all over the world, Medium Rare works additionally reap trade accolades. Recognized with six Webby Awards, Medium Rare founders Joe Silberzweig and Adam Richman are Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni and have graced the Pollstar Next Gen and Variety New Leaders lists in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Industry innovators, the staff has overseen profitable launches and NFT campaigns for teams together with The Golden State Warriors and the Preakness Stakes, shattering gross sales data in every class. The group’s world-class manufacturing is balanced by its rising administration division, overseeing careers, excursions, and partnership offers for among the most celebrated artists and athletes together with Gordo (previously DJ Carnage), DJ DIESEL aka Shaq, and Rob Gronkowski. For extra information, go to

About Authentic Brands Group

Authentic Brands Group (Authentic) is a world model growth, advertising and marketing and leisure platform which owns a portfolio of greater than 40 iconic and world-renowned Lifestyle, Entertainment and Media manufacturers. Headquartered in New York City, with workplaces all over the world, Authentic connects sturdy manufacturers with best-in-class companions and a world community of operators, distributors and retailers to construct long-term worth within the market. Its manufacturers have an expansive retail footprint, together with greater than 9,100-plus freestanding shops and shop-in-shops in additional than 150 nations, and generate roughly $24 billion in world annual retail gross sales.

Authentic is dedicated to remodeling manufacturers by delivering highly effective storytelling, compelling content material, modern enterprise fashions and immersive experiences. It creates and prompts unique advertising and marketing methods to drive the success of its manufacturers throughout all shopper touchpoints, platforms and rising media. Authentic’s model portfolio contains Marilyn Monroe®, Elvis Presley®, Muhammad Ali®, Shaquille O’Neal®, David Beckham®, Dr. J®, Greg Norman®, Neil Lane®, Thalia®, Sports Illustrated®, Reebok®, Eddie Bauer®, Spyder®, Volcom®, Airwalk®, Nautica®, Izod®, Brooks Brothers®, Barneys New York®, Judith Leiber®, Ted Baker®, Hervé Léger®, Frye®, Juicy Couture®, Vince Camuto®, Lucky Brand®, Aéropostale®, Forever 21®, Nine West®, Jones New York®, Tretorn®, Prince®, Van Heusen®, Arrow®, Hickey Freeman®, Hart Schaffner Marx® and Thomasville®. For extra data, go to Follow Authentic on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

About Netspend

Netspend is a number one supplier of funds and monetary options for customers and companies. As the trusted accomplice to lots of the world’s most acknowledged manufacturers, Netspend connects folks, manufacturers and cost merchandise to ship modern monetary options for everybody.

A pioneer in offering monetary providers to historically underserved customers, Netspend is continuous to make funds accessible to extra markets in additional methods. Netspend’s open expertise platform allows companies to rapidly and securely embed funds options into their ecosystems, and seamlessly convey innovation to market. From pay as you go, paycard and debit options to digital account and cash motion providers, Netspend has a broad suite of merchandise and applied sciences that ship distinctive experiences for its prospects and enterprise companions.

Netspend merchandise may be acquired on-line, by its cellular apps, and at greater than 100,000 places nationwide together with shops, tax preparation workplaces and monetary service suppliers. For extra data, go to and comply with Netspend on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Talking Stick Resort

Talking Stick Resort is a AAA Four Diamond-rated resort situated simply east of the Loop 101 Freeway and Talking Stick Way in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to enjoyable in one of many 497 deluxe rooms and luxurious suites, friends will take pleasure in a number of upscale facilities, together with a rejuvenating spa; six world-class eating places; dwell leisure lounges; a 240,000-square-foot gaming ground; a high-limit lounge and poker site; three swimming pools and greater than 100,000 sq. ft of indoor/out of doors assembly house. For extra data on Talking Stick Resort, please go to or name at (480) 850-7777.

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