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KINGS, BLUES TO MEET IN KANSAS CITY

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
Luc Robitaille
The Los Angeles Kings will play the St. Louis Blues in a pre-season game at the new Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7:05 p.m. (CT) as part of the club’s 2008 preseason schedule. The announcement was made Thursday by Kings President of Business Operations Luc Robitaille at a press conference in Kansas City.

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“We are very excited about this event,” said Robitaille of the first hockey game to be played at Sprint Center, which opened last October. “It will be great to have professional hockey and the NHL in Kansas City and we look forward to playing the Blues in the beautiful, state-of-the-art Sprint Center.”

Said Brenda Tinnen, Sprint Center General Manager and Senior Vice President: “Sprint Center is delighted to host two storied franchises at our first-ever pre-season NHL game. We look forward to welcoming hockey fans from throughout the region -- showcasing both Kansas City and our venue.”

The Kings and Blues will play at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri on Sept. 22, 2008.

Ticket prices for the Kings vs. Blues start at only $10. Additional tickets are available at a variety of levels including $25, $50, $60, $75 and on ice seats for $150 each. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 31 at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at (816) 931-3330. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Group tickets are on sale now and may be purchased via 816.949.7175 or grouptickets@sprintcenter.com.

The Kings will announce their entire 2008 pre-season schedule later this summer. “Frozen Fury XI” – featuring the Kings-Colorado Avalanche preseason game at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas -- has already been announced. That contest is scheduled to take place on September 27.

About Sprint Center
Sprint Center is Kansas City’s new home for sports, concerts, family shows, collegiate competitions, tournaments and special events. An anchor to a revitalized downtown Kansas City, Sprint Center is a unique public/private partnership between the City of Kansas City, Mo. and AEG. Sprint Center will host more than 90 public events throughout the year – and feature smaller rooms for private meetings, seminars and other special events. More than one million guests have visited Sprint Center in its inaugural year. For additional information, visit sprintcenter.com.

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