Festivities Begin at 6:45 p.m.; Fans in Attendance Will Receive Mini Replica Championship Banners
The 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks will open their regular season home schedule at Honda Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10 vs. Boston. Opening night will include pre-game festivities beginning at 6:45 p.m. for the standing-room only crowd in attendance. Fans will watch as the 2007 Stanley Cup, Western Conference and Pacific Division champion banners are raised to the Honda Center ceiling, with the opening face-off taking place following the conclusion of a very special pre-game ceremony.
“We’re hoping every fan will be in their seat at 6:45 p.m. to witness this incredible sports moment in Southern California history,” said Ducks Executive VP/COO and Anaheim Arena Management President/CEO Tim Ryan. “We’re expecting a standing-room only crowd and would like to encourage fans to arrive early so they don’t miss a second of the special ceremonies planned.”
Prior to the commencement of pre-game ceremonies, Ducks players, coaches and executives along with sponsors, VIP’s and premium seat holders will walk down a red carpet entrance into Honda Center on the southeast corner of the building. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to cheer on the players as they enter the building before suiting up for the game. Players should start arriving around 4:30 p.m., but getting to the arena before that time might help.
In addition, the Stanley Cup will make an appearance on the red carpet and take part in pre-game festivities before it leaves Southern California for the remainder of the 2007-08 season.
Wednesday’s game marks the Ducks’ 14th home opener at Honda Center in franchise history. Each fan in attendance will receive a mini replica of the Stanley Cup championship banner. One of five lucky fans will also win a 2008 Honda Accord during the first intermission of the game. Each contestant will be given a random key, of which one will open the door to the Accord. One contestant will be pre-selected based on a promotion with the Orange County Register Insider Club, while the remaining four contestants will be selected at random that evening. In addition, the season-long “What would you do for a Honda Ridgeline?” promotion will be introduced during the second intermission.
Opening night marks the first of a four-game homestand, beginning a stretch that will see the Ducks playing 11 of 14 contests at Honda Center. Individual game tickets for all 2007-08 regular season home dates are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.anaheimducks.com, by phone with Ticketmaster at (714) 703-2545 or in person at the Honda Center box office.