NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 09: Fans gather outside the Bridgestone Arena before the game between the Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators on October 9, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 4th, as the Nashville Predators will hold their annual used equipment sale, along with an Open House, a public skate on the Bridgestone Arena ice, and the launch of single-game ticket sales for the 2012-2013 season. The "Skate of the Union" town hall meeting will take place later on, but hey, this means you'll have two chances to get out of the heat and into the rink during the month of August.
An excerpt from the team's press release follows after the jump...
Nashville Predators fans can purchase select individual game tickets and premium seating inventory for the 2012-13 regular season starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Bridgestone Arena box office, through all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com,nashvillepredators.com and (615) 770-7800.
Last season, the Predators sold out 25 regular-season contests and averaged 16,690 fans a game and the on-sale event will be the very first opportunity for non-season ticketholders to take part in another exciting season of Nashville Predators hockey.
The Predators will also host an Open House on Aug, 4 that includes the team's popular used equipment sale (11 a.m. for Season Ticket Holders, 12 p.m. for the general public), an open skate on Bridgestone Arena ice (2-4 p.m., must bring own skates), a pro shop sidewalk sale (all day) and locker room tours throughout the day. Fans should arrive between 10-11 a.m. to enter to win a pair of 2012-13 season tickets.
"Our annual Skate of the Union event has grown so much over the years that we have decided to make the festivities even grander by breaking them up into two separate events," Predators Executive Vice President Chris Parker said. "Next Saturday's on-sale event will feature an Open House that includes several popular fan experiences such as a used equipment sale, locker room tours and an open skate. The festivities will culminate later in August with a Town Hall Meeting featuring Shea Weber, David Poile, Barry Trotz, Tom Cigarran and Jeff Cogen."
The Predators are also kicking off Tax Free Weekend on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. Fans may purchase Nashville Predators ticket plans, select single game tickets, premium seating inventory and tickets to select Bridgestone Arena events at a 9.25 percent discount. Tickets may be purchased by calling 615-770-7800 or through nashvillepredators.com.
Season ticketholders will continue to receive the biggest savings, reserved seating and most comprehensive benefits of all fans, as this week the Preds are holding an exclusive pre-sale where season ticket holders can purchase additional game tickets prior to the public sale. Season Ticket Holders are also the only fans who have access to every home game this season; select games will not be available for individual sale and may only be acquired through the purchase of a ticket package.