Admirals and Season Ticket Holders Enjoy Meet and Greet
by Rachael Langdon
Admirals’ season ticket holders enjoyed an exciting start to the 2010-11 season at the team’s annual “Meet and Greet.” The event, held at Baxter’s Sports Lounge last Wednesday, allowed season ticket holders to mingle with players, coaches and staff.
A special pre-recorded message from hockey legend and Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman opened the evening’s program. Yzerman thanked season ticket holders for their loyalty, and reiterated Tampa Bay’s commitment to restoring a winning tradition to Norfolk.
After enthusiastically applauding Yzerman’s message, the standing room only crowd turned its attention to Assistant Coach Mike Flanagan. Flanagan formally presented the 2010-11 Admirals, giving attendees a colorful introduction to each player as well as an initiation into team nicknames and banter. Cheers greeted each player.
Fan favorite Mitch Fritz received a standing ovation and a chorus of “Fritz! Fritz! Fritz!” The Admirals’ tough guy felt grateful for the fans’ support. “It was great to see everyone out tonight. We love our fans, and we’re happy that they are as excited about the season as we are,” Fritz said.
After formal introductions, season ticket holders had the opportunity to meet each player individually and to get autographs. Prizes were awarded to lucky season ticket holders throughout the evening, including an all expenses paid trip to see a Tampa Bay Lightning home game.
Loyal fans are the foundation of a good organization, and this season, the Admirals have made it their goal to improve the fan experience both on and off the ice. The team is proud to participate in events that show their appreciation for fans. For a schedule or promotional and community appearances, please visit norfolkadmirals.com. The 2010-11 promotional schedule should be released next week.
Norfolk's regular season opens in Binghamton, New York, as they take on the Senators on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. The Admirals' regular season home opener will take place on Friday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m., as the Worcester Sharks invade Scope.
Individual tickets for all regular season games start at just $12. Tickets are available now at the Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com. Season tickets start at just $350 while 10-packs are available for as little as $110. Stop by the Admirals Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit norfolkadmirals.com anytime!