Tickets, DECC, Hobey

A Minnesota Duluth season ticket sales push is underway with print and radio ads running the past few weeks. Full season, and Friday only and Saturday only packages are available through Sept. 30. Packages include games in the DECC and new Amsoil Arena. Single-game tickets for games at the DECC go on sale Oct. 1. Single-game tickets for games at Amsoil Arena (which opens Dec. 30 versus North Dakota) go on sale Dec. 1. Tickets can be reserved at the UMD athletic ticket office (218) 726-8595. More information is on the UMD website here.

There are eight games at the DECC — versus Providence, Alaska Anchorage, Michigan Tech and Denver. There are nine games at Amsoil Arena — versus North Dakota (one game), Wisconsin, Minnesota, St. Cloud State and Nebraska-Omaha.

The UMD men’s and women’s teams will be on the DECC ice starting Sept. 20 — captain’s practice for the men and official start of practice for the women.

DECC officials indicate that Amsoil Arena is expected to be officially finished Nov. 8 and UMD teams will start making a move into the building by Thanksgiving and have a chance to skate on the new ice sheet by Dec. 6.

All of the seats in the lower bowl of the new rink, along with the scoreboard, have been installed.

The Too Many Men on the Site blog takes a look this week at five serious Hobey Baker Memorial Award hopefuls for 2010-11. See which UMD player is listed here.

3 thoughts on “Tickets, DECC, Hobey

  1. Kevin, there will be 11 games at AMSoil Arena, of course, as we shall sweep our opponent in the first round of the playoffs! tUMD is very fortunate to have access to the arena ahead of time; Bemidji has not been so lucky and in fact had to cancel their exhibition game.

    Fontaine/Connolly will be the next Kurvers/Watson; back to back Hobey winners.

  2. A few points about BSU having to cancel thier exhibition game, and your percepton that construction is “behind” in Bemidji:

    1) The BREC was initially set to open January 1, 2011, but the schedule was pushed up to get it open in time for the entire ’10-’11 season in the building. At that time (spring 2009), the opening date was given as October 15, 2010. Based on this, and that both the BREC and Amsoil broke ground at roughly the same time, one could say that the Duluth rink is 3 months behind, no?

    2) Earlier this summer, BSU contacted Krause Anderson Construction to see if they could hold an exhibition game at the BREC on October 2nd, as Manitoba was going to be in the region (playing North Dakota on the 3rd). KA told them that the were free to put the game on their schedule, but that they would not guarantee the building would be ready, since they were given an October 15th opening date. Once it became apparent that KA would not speed up construction (and that overtime costs would be excessive), BSU decided to rather cancel the game vs. Manitoba than play it elsewhere in town.

    3) Had an exhibition opponent been available the following weekend (10/8-10/10), BSU could have played it with no problem. In fact, BSU will host a season ticket “select-a-seat” night in the building on 10/5 and a Green and White scrimmage on 10/7. Unfortunatly, there are no Canadian colleges available that weekend for the Beavers to play.

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