Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Hornets, basketball ICON, and sports legend will now be bringing his highly watched and talked about Jumpman Invitational to Charlotte in 2022.
The Jumpman Invitational will be a regular-season holiday basketball game series in Charlotte that will feature the first four colleges that signed partnership deals with Jordan Brand in both basketball and football: UNC, Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma.
The showcase will include both the men’s and women’s basketball teams for each school, with each playing a single game each year during a two-night span. All four schools are committed to the Jumpman Invitational for 2022-24, with the potential of other colleges associated with the Jordan Brand name being added in the future as well.
The men’s and women’s games will all be played in the Spectrum Center, the home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets — who, not coincidentally, are owned by Michael Jordan.
The first Jumpman Invitational will be held Dec. 20-21, 2022, according to the Charlotte Sports Foundation. The CSF announced the event Thursday.
All four basketball games in 2022 — two women’s, two men’s — will be televised by ESPN’s family of networks. The matchups for the games have yet to be determined, and tickets won’t go on sale until early next year.