Nashville, Tenn. (February 2, 2009) – With 15 games total and a franchise-record 10 home games slated for this month, the Nashville Predators have designated this stretch of the schedule as Fangtastic February.
“Our busiest month ever has afforded us a number of creative opportunities to appeal to more people and groups throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee as our partnership with the community grows,” Predators President of Business Operations Ed Lang said. “We are especially proud of our team’s involvement and support as we jointly work to ensure the franchise’s success.”
As part of Fangtastic February, the Predators popular “Watch and Win” contest returns this season and runs throughout the month of February. For a total of seven games, Predators fans tuning in to the local game-night broadcast—aired exclusively on Fox Sports Tennessee—will be given the opportunity to win various Predator-themed prizes. February’s televised games include Feb.3 vs. Phoenix, Feb. 6 vs. Minnesota, Feb. 8 vs. Dallas, Feb. 10 vs. Detroit, Feb. 18 vs. Detroit, Feb. 21 vs. St. Louis and Feb. 28 vs. Detroit.
Throughout this special month, there will be a number of home-game promotions for the fans as well. Among these promotions are the ongoing:
•College Night, where college students receive a ticket discount with their student I.D. every Thursday (Feb. 5 vs. Anaheim, Feb 12 vs. St. Louis, Feb. 19 vs. St. Louis and Feb. 26 vs. Phoenix) •Fellowship Night, a group-discount night presented by Trevecca Nazarene University, designed to bring a great environment to spend time with family and friends outside of church (Feb. 5 vs. Anaheim) •Military Monday (Feb. 16 vs. Ottawa), a night honoring the Nation’s Military with ticket discounts for those with Military I.D. •Returning this year is “Hockey Love”, a Valentine’s Day game vs. the Boston Bruins with a ticket discount for two. •At the Feb. 28 game vs. the Detroit Red Wings, there will be a fleece blanket giveaway sponsored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Local banks, hotels, restaurants and bars will also be participating in Fangtastic February with various promotions.
February is also Season-Ticket Holder Appreciation month. In an effort to thank their faithful fans, the Predators are offering a number of exclusive Predator-themed bonuses during the month of February to season-ticket holders. With this initiative, full and partial season-ticket holders will be offered discounts, prizes, extended-exchange nights and special events relating to all things Predators.
Returning this season is the Predators Fangtastic 5K Run/Walk as well as the newly-instated High Heel Race, set for Saturday, February 14 at the Sommet Center. Fans running in the 5K race will receive a ticket discount to one of two upcoming February games (Feb. 14 vs. Boston and Feb. 16 vs. Ottawa).
Also just around the corner is the “Predators Care for Kids” night. The Nashville Predators and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will team up to host the second of two benefit nights on February 19, raising money and awareness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. On this night, 25 percent of every single-game ticket sold and 100 percent of the silent-auction proceeds will be donated back to the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Donations will also be collected at all Sommet Center entrances before the game and throughout the building during the game.
Through February, the National Hockey League celebrates NHL Diversity month, a league-wide celebration of the varied backgrounds of players and fans that make up the NHL. Diversity month encourages clubs to support this initiative by providing unique programming tied into the theme “Hockey is for Everyone”. To support the program, the Predators are working with the NHL to have Willie O’Ree—the first black NHL player—travel to Nashville for a two-day stint (Feb. 11-12) for the fans, filled with guest-speaking opportunities, street hockey clinics at schools and community centers and a ceremonial puck drop during “Hockey is For Everyone” night at the February 12 home game vs. the St. Louis Blues.
Additionally, the members of Our Team Nashville have stepped in to help make February Fangtastic. Our Team Nashville was created in 2007 to help support the Predators effort in selling tickets in hopes to solidify the team’s future in Middle Tennessee. If fans purchase a ticket for the game on February 5 or 12, they will receive a free ticket for February 26 courtesy of Our Team Nashville. Fans just have to visit nashvillepredators.com/ourteam to show their support.
For information and prices on 2008-09 Nashville Predators individual game sales, season-ticket packages and partial plans, visit nashvillepredators.com or contact a ticket representative at (615) 770-PUCK (7825).