In addition to a focus on affordable ticket packages and family-friendly entertainment, the Senators have made a number of changes to their food service, ranging from new egg rolls to gourmet burgers. Some of the highlights of the changes for 2011-12 include:
• Golden Palace egg rolls — the new official egg roll of Scotiabank Place — will now be available at Club-level concessions, in Club seats and in suites. The Golden Palace was recently voted by CTV Ottawa as home to “Ottawa’s best Chinese food.”
• The Burger Shack, with two locations in the main food courts on the 200 level, offers specialty burgers made fresh with 100 per cent Ontario beef on toasted buns, gourmet “forum-style” hot dogs with a variety of toppings, including corn relish and chili, as well as sea-salt-seasoned french fries.
• The Molson Canadian Brew Pub (formerly the Hockey Country Lodge located upstairs at Section 223) has been renovated and given a fresh look. The Molson Canadian Brew Pub will be the new home of Team 1200’s game-day broadcasts.
In addition, fans can expect hot dogs served fresh off roller grills at all concession stands around the building, as well as several other new menu items at Scotiabank Place restaurants.
A revamped Sens Store, powered by Reebok, with almost 1,800 square feet of retail space (three times larger than last season) will be open to fans. This new store will feature products from around the National Hockey League, boasting more than 100 new merchandise items for this season.
Scotiabank Place has also received a facelift, with new 20th anniversary-inspired signage on the front of the main gates, as well as player collages at both the Gate 2 and Gate 3 fan entrances.
All of the new menu items and renovations to the building will be completed prior to the Senators’ regular-season home-opener on Tuesday, Oct. 11, when they host the Minnesota Wild at 7:30 p.m.
Starting this morning at 10 a.m., Senators regular-season tickets will be on sale. This season fans will have the added flexibility to purchase tickets to all regular-season home games, beginning with the 2011-12 home-opener.
Tickets for all Senators home games can be purchased by visiting www.Capitaltickets.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Scotiabank Place box office. Visit www.OttawaSenators.com for more details.