LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings will open the 2009-10 season with three games at STAPLES Center – including the Season Opener against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. - the Kings and the NHL announced Wednesday.
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The Kings have not opened the season at STAPLES Center since 2002-03, against, ironically, the Phoenix Coyotes, a 4-1 Kings win. The Kings are 20-13-8 all time in Home Openers, and are 17-15-9 in Season Openers, while posting a 9-7-6 mark when opening the season at home. Click here to see the Kings All-Time Opening Night History.
Tickets for Season Opener vs. Phoenix are now on sale. Tickets range in price from $29.50 -$126 - the same prices for Opening Night tickets as last year - and to order, call 1-888-KINGS-LA, call or visit all Ticketmaster outlets, and Ticketmaster.com. All full season, partial season and group ticket packages are now available for purchase. Click here to purchase tickets for opening night now.
Individual tickets for the remainder of the 2009-10 season will go on sale later this summer. The Kings’ television and radio schedules will be announced later this summer as well.
Following the Kings-Phoenix game on Oct. 3, the Kings will host San Jose (Oct. 6) and Minnesota (Oct. 8) before the team leaves for a season-high six game road trip. In all the Kings have six home games in Oct. and five home games in Nov. (compared to nine last season). Nov. is also highlighted by a visit by the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 5, Philadelphia on Nov. 18 and Chicago on Nov. 28.
The month of Dec. features two Saturday home games – the Kings in all play 16 home games on Saturdays versus 13 last season – and the Kings open up the new calendar year with the Washington Capitals on Jan. 2. Five days later the Kings open up a season-high seven-game homestand that features Detroit, the Stanley Cup runner-ups (Jan. 7), the Ducks (Jan. 14) in the first of their three visits to STAPLES Center, Boston (Jan. 16) and two trips by San Jose, last year’s Presidents’ Trophy winners (Jan. 11 and 19).
Feb. features six Kings games overall as the NHL will again participate in the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. The month begins with home games against the New York Rangers (Feb. 2), the Ducks (Feb. 4) and the Red Wings (and Feb. 6), and the Kings will play the entire month in the state of California (the only road game is at Anaheim on Feb. 8).
March features 15 games with seven games set for STAPLES Center, including Montreal (March 6), Chicago (March 18) and the New York Islanders (March 20). The Kings play four of their final six regular season games at STAPLES Center, with all four games at STAPLES Center featuring clubs from the Western Conference. The Kings’ final regular season home game (April 10 against Edmonton) is on a Saturday to mirror the club’s season/home opening Saturday home date.
The Kings conclude the 2009-10 regular season in Colorado on April 11.
This season, the Kings are offering the following Season Ticket packages:
Full Season Packages - that start at $11 per game.
22-Game Half Season Package - featuring all of the best games of the season as well as the weekend dates. Three choices of 10 Game Ice Packs:
10-Game “Big Game” Package, highlighted by games against Pittsburgh, Washington, Detroit, Anaheim, Chicago, Rangers and more.
10-Game Weekend Package, highlighted by games against Anaheim, Detroit, Boston, Islanders and more.
10-Game Flex Package, that allows the fans to pick any 10 Games on the schedule for flexibility.
In addition, all fans who add Opening Night to their plan will receive a free T-shirt to their ticket plan with every order.