Panthers vs Steelers: Game day! - 26/12/18
The Boxing Day edition of the traditional 'Christmas Classic' series between the Panthers and Steelers returns to Nottingham, for the first time since 2012, at 3pm today. It's the second league meeting between the EIHL's biggest rivals, fourth overall, with each win so far going to the respective home side.
Just 26 hours after the tickets went on sale the SOLD-OUT signs were not only dusted off but out on display as fans of both teams snapped up the hottest ticket in town. With every seat in the bowl accounted for the only way you can see the game live is through the PanthersTV Live webcast, purchase your stream here.
AJKM Hockey Barn, home of the Midlands only synthetic ice (S'ICE) rink for use by the local community, sponsor this afternoon's game and you can find out more about them right here.
The ever popular fifty-50 draw will be operation as will the 'Shirt Off His Back' raffle and there are not one but TWO gameworn festive charity shirts up for grabs. You've got to be in it to win it so get your tickets from the sellers around the arena and you could win a Luke Pither or Tommy Hughes (or both if you're really lucky) jersey. The winners will be presented with their jerseys by Luke and Tommy outside of the Panthers' locker room after the game.
It's your penultimate chance to get the 2018/19 Yearbooks (£12) and the 2019 'Pucks & Pups' calendars (£11 - featuring animals from RSPCA Radcliffe-on-Trent with all profits going to Autism East Midlands) before the new year. They'll be on sale alongside the limited edition replica festive jerseys (only very select sizes remain) from the merchandise stand in the foyer.
Paws, sponsored by Planet Bounce, will be amongst the stands in the period breaks tonight with a host of giveaways from Planet Bounce, Arena Catering, Flowervision and Creams Cafe.
The latest 'festive' edition of the match night magazine goes on sale for the final time tonight and is available from the sellers around the arena. Pick up your copy, packed with exclusive content you can't find anywhere else - including a brand new WHOSE HAT'S THAT? In which you could win a Panthers' hat signed by a player of your choice. Don't forget the free-to-enter retro playoff jersey draw on page 31, simply fill in your details and hand in to any fifty-50, programme of shirt off his back seller (or post through the Panthers' postbox on the fifty-50 desk) and you could win an Evan Mosey or Franklin MacDonald jersey.
Our parking partners at Nottingham City Car Parks, who operate the Motorpoint Arena Car Park, are offering a new deal to fans (that came into effect on December 1st) AND it matches their original season long deal! Fans who took advantage of the parking season ticket can park at the arena car park – just a slapshot away from the building – in and out all day on gamedays and it worked out at just £2 a game and the new deal, which based on the fixture list, at £42 now works out at just over £2 A GAME, to book yourself in simply call 0115 8761444.
After the game the team will be eating food from Arena Catering and Dan Green will be live in Encore Bar taking questions with one of the stars of the game.
The main team sponsor of The Nottingham Panthers is The Nottingham Building Society.