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What to Know Ahead of Avalanche Opening Night

Avs will air the game at the viewing party outside of Pepsi Center

by Colorado Avalanche @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

There will be many activities for fans to participate in when the Colorado Avalanche opens the 2019-20 season against the Calgary Flames on Thursday at 7 p.m. MT at Pepsi Center.

Beginning at 5 p.m., the Avs will have pregame activities on the plaza outside of the Grand Atrium, including a concert by JV3, beer garden in Coors Meadow, food trucks, face painters, t-shirt tosses, appearances from the Ice Patrol and mascot Bernie as well as a viewing of Altitude TV's pregame show, Avalanche Live!, on an outdoor big screen.

Pepsi Center doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Pepsi Center has transitioned away from Flash Seats, and credit cards and driver's licenses are no longer acceptable forms of entry.

Click here to read more about how to get into the arena. Fans are encouraged to download tickets to their mobile wallets or load the tickets through the Altitude Tickets Account Manager on the NHL app prior to their arrival at Pepsi Center for the quickest entry.

It is recommended that ticket holders for the game be in their seats by 6:45 p.m. to enjoy the pregame entertainment, which includes light up wristbands, player introductions, the national anthems and the first look at the pump-up videos for the new campaign.

Inside the arena, Colorado Sled Hockey will be selling commemorative game programs for $2. The team will keep 100 percent of the proceeds to support their team expenses, including equipment, ice rental and scholarships. Colorado Sled Hockey is a program of Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation, a signature community partner of Kroenke Sports Charities.

There will also be a clear-out sale hosted by Kroenke Sports Charities outside of section 140 on the main concourse. This sale is an opportunity for fans to purchase Avalanche memorabilia ranging from signed pucks to jerseys to artwork. Prices start at $1 and proceeds will benefit the community programs of the Avalanche, supported by KSC.

Once the puck drops inside Pepsi Center, the Avalanche will provide an exclusive opportunity for those that do not have a ticket to the game. Fans are invited to watch it with a viewing party outside the building on giant screens and those planning on attending the viewing party are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs.

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