LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings, the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions, will open their 2014-15 regular season schedule tonight at STAPLES Center against the San Jose Sharks on NBCSN and KABC Radio 790. The Kings will raise their second Championship Banner to the rafters at STAPLES Center and the Stanley Cup will be on the ice as part of pre-game festivities.
KINGS FANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE IN THEIR SEATS BY 6:45 TO SEE ALL OF THE
PRE-GAME FESTIVIES INCLUDING THE RAISING OF THE 2014 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP BANNER
The special on-ice pregame ceremony will be hosted by Bob Miller.
Every fan in attendance will receive an LA Kings Stanley Cup Champion mini banner presented by McDonalds.
Before entering STAPLES Center, fans are invited to participate in several activities including a Fan Fest in the LA LIVE Plaza from 4-7 p.m. as the Stanley Cup will be on display during part of this time as will four other NHL trophies. At the Fan Fest, Marcel Dionne, Jim Fox, Daryl Evans, Sean O’Donnell, Nick Nickson and Miller will be signing autographs at the Toyota tent from 5 – 5:30 pm. Fans can also win prizes and sample products from Wells Fargo, Travel Alberta, Verizon, Coke Zero, FOX Sports West, Lenny & Larry’s, Hawaiian Host, Welk Resorts and Haribo.
At 5:15 p.m., a special Stanley Cup March into STAPLES Center begins. The “March” starts at the LA LIVE Plaza and ends at the Team LA Store. Fans are invited to come and see the Stanley Cup enter STAPLES Center, carried by fans and special Kings guests as it makes its way from the Plaza to Team LA.
The game will be televised live on NBCSN including the unveiling of the banner. The game also marks the Kings’ first regular season broadcast on new flagship radio station KABC 790 AM. After the game, Kings fans are encouraged to participate in Kings Talk at the JW Marriott at LA LIVE (The Mixing Room) and by calling 1-800-ABC-KABC. A special encore edition of Kings Live will air on FOX Sports West after the game is over.
At STAPLES Center, the arena recently unveiled several upgrades. AEG, the owner and operator of the arena and the Kings, invested more than $7 million to offset a list of renovations that were completed or are currently underway. At the top of the list is a new LED sports lighting system, along with upgrading the retractable seating of the lower bowl and the relocation of the TEAM LA Store to a larger retail space.
The Team LA Store at STAPLES Center tonight will feature the widest selection of Kings merchandise and is open to the public daily. This opening night, ticket holders can browse the new limited-edition Kings Banner Night Collection, check out commemorative Stanley Cup Champions new arrivals, as well as find their favorite Kings jerseys, apparel and accessories. View online at teamlastore.com. Team LA is also where you can get Issue 1 of Royal Reign magazine beginning tonight.
Also at STAPLES Center the American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members can visit The CenturionSM Suite from American Express, located on the B Suite Level at STAPLES Center. The Grand Opening of this newly renovated space will take place for the LA Kings Opening Night and Stanley Cup Championship Banner Raising Ceremony. Eligible Card Members can enjoy an exclusive view of the game and can take advantage of The Centurion Suite’s high top table, bar, or lounge seating, available on a first come, first served basis
In the community, the Kings today will launch the general public on-sale for the 2015 Lil’ Kings Learn To Play Hockey Program. Visit LAKings.com/lilkings for all the information. In addition, fans can bid to win an authentic jersey worn by the Kings players during warm-ups at Frozen Fury 16. The jerseys will be autographed and auctioned off benefitting Hydrocephalus Association via the Kings Care Foundation’s mobile bidding platform. To view or bid, text KINGS to 52182, go toLAKINGS.COM/AUCTIONS or visit the LA Kings mobile app.
For all Kings ticket information, call 888-KINGS-LA and visit LAKings.com. Tonight’s game will be the 91st consecutive regular season home sellout (and 120th including the playoffs). The Kings also have a new seating capacity at STAPLES Center (18,230) beginning this season.