GAMEDAY MATERIALS- GAMEDAY MEDIA KIT
All game notes and statistics pertaining to the upcoming games will be available digitally prior to and during each game. Digital statistics will be available after the game. The digital Panthers Gameday Media Kit will be available at FloridaPanthers.com/Gameday. The media kit will include daily game notes, stats as well as lineup sheets prior to puck drop. A limted number of printed copies will be available for pick up on press level following puck drop.
Additionally, media can stay tuned to @FlaPanthersPR for digital distribution of press materials, press release information, breaking news and more.
WORKING MEDIA CREDENTIALS
Media Credentials will be issued in accordance with NHL policies to actively working media members who maintain a legitimate working function at the game and who produce consistent coverage at an affiliated media outlet, or to unaffiliated outlets where access and interviews are necessary to their planned coverage. A credential is for use solely in connection with the media member’s news and editorial game coverage.
All credentials are issued at the discretion of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club.
Press Box access is restricted to credentialed working media members only. Family, friends and guests will NOT BE PERMITTED in the press box. In addition, media members are prohibited from using credentials to gain access to non-approved ticketed and club areas of the arena. Violation of these policies will result in revocation of credentials for the remainder of the season.
Press Box available seating is limited. In cases where a seat is not available, media may still be granted access to cover digitally.
Contact Adelyn Biedenbach at [email protected] with questions or detailed information on your media coverage needs.
PHOTOGRAPHY PASS HOLDERS
Credentialed still photographers will shoot from Section 117 & from the holes in the glass. Specific shooting locations will be assigned on a season or nightly basis. Shooting areas outside of the assigned position without permission of the PR staff can result in a change in credentialed status.
RIGHTSHOLDER PASS HOLDERS
Rightsholder passes will be issued to team rightsholders for game day media operations.
Please note that in-game host or shooting positions for club staff and rightsholders must be requested and approved by Panthers PR staff at least 24 hours prior to puck drop.
PANTHERS VIDEO SHARE
Credentialed media will have access to the daily drop on Panthers Video Share. This is available at FloridaPanthers.com/pressbox. The video share will include b-roll from Panthers practices, games, community events and more as well as interview recordings with players, coaches and management staff. Please attribute Panthers Vision when using this footage in media coverage or attributing interviews viewed and used from the share.
The press entrance is located at the northwest corner of the Amerant Bank Arena, just to the left of the arena's loading docks. It will open an hour and a half before the start of each game & close 30 minutes after the game begins. After initial pick up, press credentials or prior RSVP will be required for building entry.
PRESS BOX ACCESS
To access the Press Box, please exit to the right of the Press Lounge and Media Entrance and proceed approximately 40 yards to the press express elevator. Take the press express elevator to the Sky View Level, which will open directly into the Press Box. Credential will be required to enter press level — no exceptions.
PLAYER INTERVIEW ACCESS
Credentialed media will have access to approved media locations throughout the duration of the 2023-24 season. Approved Media Locations are subject to change.
When Locker Room access is given, a reminder that no live streaming is permitted at any time from within the locker room space. Credentialed media members are anticipated to adhere to a professional and journalistic code of conduct while in the locker room space, additionally adhering to all NHL policies.
Following the conclusion of each NHL practice and game, the Panthers will make a representative number of key Players and the Head Coach available for interviews.
Parking is available for all credentialed media at Panthers home games at Amerant Bank Arena. Production lot access for the 2023-24 season will be granted on a listed, game-by-game basis. Overflow parking for the 2023-24 season will be accommodated on the 'media hill.'
Parking will be assigned to outlets as well as game-by-game credentials. Additional information will be communicated on an outlet-by-outlet basis.
Meals may be purchased after signing in with Press Room food service staff in the event level press lounge.
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ACCESS
To receive credential access for international outlets or groups covering the NHL for the first time, please first contact Dave Keon at [email protected] for prior approval.
LIVE SHOT POLICIES FOR TV AND RIGHTSHOLDERS
Please arrange live shots prior to gameday with Panthers PR staff. The following locations are available with prior approval:
\24 hours: \
• Live Shots available outside of building
\12 p.m.-1 hour prior to puck drop: \
• 127 ADA Stage
• 109 Stage
\12 p.m.-11:30 p.m.: \
• Coors Light Cold Zone
Live shots without prior arrangement or RSVP cannot be guaranteed.
If you are looking to record a podcast or other such video (NON-TV, Non Rightsholder) please reach out to Panthers PR to clear a location and time 48 hours prior to gameday.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
You must follow all arena policies, including health and safety policies, and posted instructions while in the arena and on arena grounds.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the centers for disease control and prevention, senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
By entering the arena and arena grounds, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.