$1 Dog/$1 Beer Fridays, Genesis Jersey Auctions,
4 for $20 Wednesdays, Sunday Kids Days Highlight 36-Game Home Slate
MOLINE, Ill. (October 15, 2014) – The Quad City Mallards today announced their 2014-15 promotional schedule, a slate headlined by the return of $1 Beer/$1 Dog Fridays presented by 97X and MetroLINK, a pair of Genesis game worn jersey auctions and two jersey giveaway nights along with the introduction of 4 for $20 Wednesday and Sunday Kids Day.
Each of the Mallards’ ten Friday night home games will again this season be $1 Beer/$1 Dog Fridays presented by 97X and MetroLINK. The return of this popular promotion provides fans with the chance to enjoy $1 beer and $1 hot dogs from iWireless Center concession stands during each of those Friday evening contests, starting when the Mallards’ open their first ECHL season on Friday, October 24 against the Rapid City Rush. The curtain raiser is just the start of a 36 game home schedule packed with exciting promotions, savings and more.
The Mallards once again this year will team with Genesis Health System for a pair of game worn jersey auctions to benefit the Genesis Health Services Foundation. On Saturday, January 31, the Mallards will go for the classic look when they sport Original Six throwback jerseys in their game against the Brampton Beast. Those one-of-a-kind jerseys will go up for bid in a live auction immediately following that game. A second game-worn jersey auction will follow on March 14 when the Mallards wear sweaters designed by the winner of the team’s jersey design contest against the Wichita Thunder. Fans can create their entries for the jersey design contest through October 31 at http://www.hockeyjerseyconcepts.com/p/mallards-comp.html.
4 for $20 Wednesdays give fans the chance to enjoy Mallards action at a great savings by purchasing four tickets for just $20. The first of the Mallards’ ten 4 for $20 Wednesdays is set for November 19 when the Mallards host the Tulsa Oilers. After each Wednesday night game fans are encouraged to join the Mallards for a post-game party at T.G.I. Friday’s adjacent to the iWireless Center.
Fans can also save when coming out to any of the Mallards’ five Sunday Kids Day games. Tickets for children 12 and under are available for just $5 when the Mallards take the iWireless Center ice on Sundays. The Mallards will play their first Sunday Kids Day game on December 21 at 4:05 p.m. against Brampton. The Mallards' second Sunday tilt- a December 28 rematch with the Beast- will face off at 6:05 p.m., while each of their remaining Sunday contests- a January 18 collision with Rapid City and March 1 and March 15 dates with the Missouri Mavericks- will face off at 4:05 p.m. Fans will also have the opportunity to join the team on the ice and skate with the Mallards after each of those final three Sunday games.
The first 1,000 fans 12 and under through the doors for the Mallards’ Saturday, February 7 tussle with Wichita will receive free Mallards youth replica jerseys courtesy of Scott County Family Y and Two Rivers YMCA. 1,000 youngsters will again take home Mallards replica jerseys from the Mallards’ Saturday, March 7 scrap with the Allen Americans.
Young fans will no doubt also enjoy themselves at the iWireless Center on on Halloween night. Fans 12 and under who wear costumes to the Friday, October 31 match-up between the Mallards and Cincinnati Cyclones will receive a free ticket to that game. In addition, children will have a chance to trick-or-treat on the ice during one of the intermissions.
On the occasion of their final home game before Veterans’ Day the Mallards will recognize the contributions of those who have served in the armed forces. Tickets to the Mallards’ Saturday, November 1 Military Appreciation Night game against Cincinnati will be available to current and former members of the military and their families for just $5.
The Mallards’ Saturday, November 22 game against Rapid City will immediately follow Lighting on the Commons- the Quad Cities’ kick off to the holiday season- at nearby John Deere Commons. Fans who attend Lighting on the Commons before heading to the Mallards’ 7:05 p.m. clash with Rapid City will receive a free kids ticket to that game with purchase of paid adult ticket.
Just in time for the onset of winter, the first 1,000 fans through the gates for the Mallards’ Saturday, December 20 battle with the Beast will receive free Mallards scarves.
The Mallards will continue to spread the spirit of the season with the Holiday 3 Pack. Fans who take advantage of this three-game package will enjoy a great value for the Mallards’ December 21, December 27 and December 28 games against Brampton.
Season ticket holders will have the chance to share Mallards hockey for a reduced rate with Friends and Family Night on Saturday, December 27. Season ticket holders can purchase additional seats for the Mallards’ get together with the Beast for just $10.
The Mallards will welcome the costumed crime fighters among us to Super Hero Sunday on January 18. Fans of any age who come out to the Mallards’ game against Rapid City dressed as super heroes will be admitted free of charge.
On Saturday, March 7 the Mallards should have plenty of support when they kick off the home stretch of the regular season with John Deere Community Night. Courtesy of John Deere, fans will be able to purchase tickets to the Mallards’ duel with Allen at a significant discount.
The Mallards will wrap up the regular season with Fan Appreciation Night when they host the Tulsa Oilers on Saturday, April 11. The season finale will double as American Heart Association Night as the Mallards lend a hand in AHA’s efforts to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Further promotions for the 2014-15 season will be announced in the weeks to come; the promotional schedule is subject to change.
Single game tickets for the coming season are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period. Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $28.
About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are approaching their eighteenth season and their first in the ECHL. One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007; in the International Hockey League in 2009-10; and in the Central Hockey League from 2010 through 2014. The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record. In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched. The iWireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club. For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to www.myqcmallards.com. Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/qcmallards