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16 Saturday Nights Highlight Firebirds’ 2016-17 OHL Schedule

Team excited to host 30 games on weekends and holiday dates

Flint, MI – The Flint Firebirds Hockey Club today announced the composite schedule for the 2016-17 season which features 30 of the Firebirds’ 34 regular season home games taking place on either weekends or holiday dates at the newly renovated Dort Federal Event Center in Flint.

In addition to the Firebirds’ fan-friendly home slate this season, there will be six “College Night” games featuring $2 beers and $2 hot dogs for all fans in attendance. A complete list of confirmed game night promotions can be found below.

The Firebirds are also pleased to announce that individual game ticket prices will not increase for the upcoming season and that game start times will be moved up to 7 p.m. (ET) instead of 7:35 p.m. (ET) and 4 p.m. (on Sundays) to better suit families and younger hockey fans.

New this season, the Firebirds will host two Friday night pre-season games at the Dort Federal Event Center on September 2nd and 9th. Tickets are complimentary to Firebirds’ season ticket holders and sponsors. All other fans can purchase for $10 dollars. Seating will be General Admission for non-season ticket holders. Fundraising tickets will also be available to all local non-profit and charity organizations for these two pre-season games. Interested charity and non-profit organizations may call or e-mail the Firebirds for more information.

Season ticket packages for the Flint Firebirds 2016-17 season are on sale now and can be purchased at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office, Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found at FlintFirebirds.com or by calling Mary Nagy at the Box Office at (810) 744-0580 or by emailing Susana Wight at susana@flintfirebirds.com.

Fans can purchase opening night and single game tickets for the Firebirds 2016-17 season beginning Friday, Sep. 9 at 10  a.m. Ticket prices have remained the same as last season and are $12 / bronze, $15 / silver, $19 / gold and $25 for VIP seating.

“Flex Plans” are available for fans that cannot commit to all 34 home games but wish to pre-purchase for a discount at the Dort Federal Event Center.  With Firebirds’ “Flex Plans” or “Anytime Vouchers,” you can select the games and number of tickets based upon your schedule! “Flex Plan” vouchers are redeemable at the Dort Federal Event Center box office for any 2016-17 Firebirds’ regular season home game.

The Firebirds begin their training camp on August 29th at the Flint Iceland Arenas. Training camp is open to the public with free admission for all on-ice sessions. Stay tuned to www.FlintFirebirds.com for more information on the Firebirds 2016 full schedule and training camp information.

 

2016-17 Flint Firebirds’ Promotional Nights (List Does Not Include All 34 Home Games):

September

  • Wednesday, September 21st: Opening Night & College Night ($2 Beers & $2 Hot Dogs)
  • Saturday, September 24th: Gordie Howe Tribute Night

October

  • Sunday, October 2nd: Dort Federal Credit Union Family Day – Thunder Stick Giveaway
  • Friday, October 14th: McLaren’s PINK OUT for Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Saturday, October 15th: Mascot Night (Hot Wing’s Birthday Party)
  • Saturday, October 22nd: Zombie Night
  • Sunday, October 23rd: Free Kids Trick or Treat and On Ice Costume Parade & Dort Federal Credit Union Family Day – Thunder Stick Giveaway

November

  • Friday, November 11th: Military Appreciation Night (Veteran’s Day)
  • Thursday, November 17th: All Chambers Night
  • Wednesday, November 23rd: “Stuff The Truck” for Catholic Charities & College Night ($2 Beers & $2 Hot Dogs)

​December

  • ​Friday, December 2nd: Old Newsboys Ugly Sweater Night
  • Saturday, December 3rd: Teddy Bear Toss & “Stuff a Blue Goose” (Toys for Tots)
  • Wednesday, December 28th: College Night ($2 Beers & $2 Hot Dogs)
  • Friday, December 30th: Star Wars Night for Goodwill

January

  • “Firebirds Fight Hunger” Month for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
  • Saturday, January 21st: 80’s Night
  • Saturday, January 28th: Backpack Night

February

  • Wednesday, February 8th: College Night ($2 Beers & $2 Hot Dogs)
  • Sunday, February 12th: Dort Federal Credit Union Family Day – Thunder Stick Giveaway
  • ​Friday, February 17th: Red Wings/Generals Alumni Game (*Tentative)
  • ​Saturday, February 18th: Flint Tropics Night with Jersey Auction
  • Saturday, February 25th: UAW/United Way Night

March

  • Saturday, March 4th: 70’s Night
  • Wednesday, March 8th: Youth Hockey Night & College Night ($2 Beers & $2 Hot Dogs)
  • Saturday, March 18th: Fan, Sponsor & Host Family Appreciation Night

 

For media inquiries, contact:

Dominic Hennig
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
dominic@flintfirebirds.com
(810) 519-9347

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