New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced the Rangers 2000 pre-season schedule today, which features three games at Madison Square Garden and one game at the Hartford Civic Center. Tickets for all pre-season games at The Garden will go on sale Saturday, August 26, at Noon, at the Madison Square Garden box office and at all Ticketmaster locations and telephone outlets. Tickets for the game in Hartford are currently on sale at the Civic Center box office and at all Ticketmaster locations and telephone outlets.
The Rangers open their pre-season schedule on Saturday, September 16 at Philadelphia, following the opening week of training camp at the University of Vermont, marking the fifth consecutive year the Rangers have held training camp in Burlington. Practices, which are open to the public, will be held for seven days at the Gutterson Field House, beginning Saturday, September 9 and concluding Thursday, September 14.
The Rangers will open their pre-season schedule versus the Flyers on Saturday, September 16 at the First Union Center in Philadelphia. The team will host the Flyers on Tuesday, September 19 at Madison Square Garden in their pre-season home opener. On Thursday, September 21, the Rangers begin a two-game road trip in Atlanta against the Thrashers, and then travel to Dallas to challenge the Stars on Saturday, September 23. New York will battle the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on Monday, September 25, followed by a road trip to Columbus to meet the expansion Blue Jackets on Tuesday, September 26 and New Jersey to face-off against the Devils on Thursday, September 28. Next, the Rangers will host the Atlanta Thrashers at The Garden on Friday, September 29.
New York will conclude its pre-season schedule with a visit to the Hartford Civic Center to meet the New York Islanders on Sunday, October 1 at 1:00 PM. For further ticket information, contact the Hartford Wolf Pack office at (860) 246-PUCK.
All Rangers pre-season home games will feature a 7:00 PM start time, in accordance with the team’s 2000-2001 regular season schedule. Tickets for pre-season games against Philadelphia (Tue., Sept. 19), New Jersey (Mon., Sept. 25) and Atlanta (Fri., Sept. 29) will be priced at $40.00 and $25.00 each. Madison Square Garden box office hours are Noon to 6:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. Tickets may also be charged by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171, (516) 888-9000, (914) 454-3388, (201) 507-8900 or (203) 624-0033.