WHALE PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE RELEASED

WHALE ANNOUNCE TICKET INFORMATION, PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE

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All Friday and Sunday Home Games to Feature Special Discount Deals

HARTFORD, September 4, 2012:  AEG Management CT today announced individual game ticket information, and the promotional schedule, for the Connecticut Whale’s upcoming 2012-13 American Hockey League season.

Tickets for Whale regular season home games at the XL Center will go on sale this Friday, September 7 at 10:00 AM.  Whale tickets can be purchased at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, through TicketMaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ctwhale.com and www.ticketmaster.com.

Whale single-game tickets purchased in advance of the day of the game start as low as $10 (red sections), and all youth tickets for fans 14 years of age or younger are $12.  Single-game prices of $15 (blue sections), $25 (green sections) and $28 (platinum sections) are also available, as well as “On the Glass” seats in the first row of the lower level at $45 each.  All prices will increase by $2 for tickets purchased on the day of the game.

The Whale will also be offering a pair of new discounts for selected home games this year.  For the first time, at all Friday night Whale games at the XL Center, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs and $2 beers from 6:00-8:00 PM.  Also, all of the Whale’s nine Sunday home games will be dubbed “CTDOT Family Value Days”, at which fans can purchase packages that include a ticket, a hot dog or a slice of pizza and a soda for just $18 each.  The Family Value Days promotion is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

“We are totally committed to our fans’ enjoyment of the experience here at the XL Center,” said Chuck Steedman, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of AEG Management CT and the XL Center.  “We have listened to their input, and we are confident that these new price breaks in concessions and family packages, plus a packed lineup of promotional nights, will make Whale games even more appealing this season,  And this is only the beginning of many exciting announcements that we will be making throughout the year.”

The array of Whale promotional nights begins with the home opener, Friday, October 12, a 7:30 game against the Whale’s in-state rivals the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  At that game, all fans can purchase tickets at the youth price of $12 each, and that night will also kick off the Friday night $1 hot dogs and $2 beers promotion.

Following is the Whale’s 2012-13 promotional schedule as of September 4, with numerous additional promotional nights to be announced in the near future:

Date/Opponent                                    Faceoff     Promotion

Friday, October 12 vs. Bridgeport           7:30            Opening Night
(All tickets $12; $1 Hot Dogs $2 Beers from 6-8pm)
Saturday, October 27 vs. Providence     7:00            Haunted Hockey Night
Saturday, November 24 vs. Norfolk      7:00             Social Saturday
Saturday, Dec. 1 vs. Syracuse                  7:00             SuperCuts Team Poster Giveaway
Saturday, Dec. 22 vs. Providence           7:00             Military Appreciation Night and Teddy Bear Toss
Saturday, January 26 vs. Springfield    7:00             Girl Scout Night
Saturday, February 2 vs. Springfield    7:00              Boy Scout Sleepover
Tuesday, February 5 vs. Albany            7:00              Twitter Tuesday
Saturday, February 16 vs. Norfolk        7:00              State of Hockey Night and CTDOT T-shirt Giveaway
Tuesday, March 5 vs. Portland              7:00             Twitter Tuesday
Saturday, March 16 vs. Manchester     7:00             Connecticut Hockey Hall of Fame Night
Sunday, March 17 vs. Springfield        3:00              St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Saturday, March 23 vs. Adirondack   7:00             Hometown Heroes Night
Sunday, March 24 vs. Binghamton    3:00             Pucky’s Pod Squad Day
Sunday, April 7 vs. Providence            3:00            Fan Appreciation Day

In addition to those promotional nights, the Whale will also be offering several season-long ticket discounts.  Seniors 62 years of age or older, students presenting a valid college or high school ID, AAA members who show their AAA cards and members of the military with a valid military ID can all purchase green or blue-section tickets for $3 off the regular price.

Season tickets for the Whale’s 2012-13 AHL season are on sale now. For information on season seats, and all of the Whale’s many ticketing options, visit www.ctwhale.com, or call the CT Whale ticket office at (860) 548-2000 to talk with an account executive today.

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