210819 | Safety
Panthers’ ice hockey is best witnessed live at the arena and the box office has reported a healthy interest in tickets for the big two early attractions against Cardiff and Sheffield which went on sale earlier this week.
Both games, along with THE NOTTINGHAM Panthers’ training camp are sponsored by INTERMOTOR.
There’s a two pound discount on ticket prices for season ticket holders who can buy online even without their actual cards having been issued. By selecting email tickets option there will be no additional charges. There is a small arena charge for mail outs.
Season ticket holders can take advantage of the discount and book their locations up to close of business on September 5th for the deciding leg of the Diamond Jubilee Cup against Cardiff which faces-off on Sunday September 12th at four o’clock.
Seats are being held for season ticket holders for the Aladdin Cup game against Sheffield (Saturday September 18th at seven o’clock) until close of business on the 12th.
Director of Hockey Gui Doucet said this week that seeing the tickets going on sale made the preparations for the new season seem all the more real. The countdown is underway!
Fans will notice a few changes around the arena in the wake of the pandemic and all of them have been brought in for safety reasons in the wake of the pandemic.
The arena is introducing a new fast-track scanning system which means tickets will be checked before you even enter the building. Once you are through the doors you will have no more checks to go through.
The Elite League has adopted a double-jabbed policy for players which is being incorporated into the registration system run by the EIHL Head of Hockey Operations and whilst it may not be the law, for everyone’s safety, it would be best if everyone coming to the upcoming games was double-jabbed (apart from those with exceptions or youngsters).
It is, after all, an indoor arena so Panthers’ staff will continue to wear face masks when dealing with the public and the more fans who do the same at least until they reach their seats the more protected everyone may feel.
If you want to keep your masks on throughout your visit you are welcome to do so. We want spectators to feel safe and secure throughout their visits to our matches.
To that end we are aiming to cut down the face-to-face interactions as best we can so the club will change the way we operate the fifty-50 and shirt off his back raffles. The plan means we will extend the online sales that have proven very popular throughout the pandemic. You will still be able to buy tickets actually at home games because there will be QR codes all around the building so you can join in the fun by buying tickets on your ‘phones.
You’ll have just as much chance of winning if you buy before you leave home through the website or the links on social media. Tickets will be on sale throughout the week in the build up to games.
At least to begin with there will be little if any ice level interaction with the players at home games. This means for now we will have to shelve the birthday photographs with players but we will be having something different in its place. More details soon.
Player and fans’ safety and protection, as ever, is paramount. It has been and continues to be a difficult time but we are confident of a positive return for the Panthers and for ice hockey at the arena with your help, patience and continued brilliant support.
PANTHERS’ 75TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OPENS WITH THE DIAMOND JUBILEE CUP AGAINST CARDIFF.
IN NOTTINGHAM ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH AT FOUR O’CLOCK SPONSORED BY INTERMOTOR.