NHL Action Returns To Bridgeport Saturday, Sept. 28Jun 14, 2019
The greatest rivalry in sports will once again visit Webster Bank Arena when the New York Islanders battle the New York Rangers on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in a preseason tilt. The venue is home to the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Individual tickets to the NHL exhibition will go on sale Wednesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via Ticketmaster or the Webster Bank Arena Click It Or Ticket Box Office. Groups of 10 or more can also reserve a discounted rate by calling the Sound Tigers front office at 203-345-2300 ext. 7.
Can’t wait until June 26? Sound Tigers season ticket members have the first chance to lock down their seats by renewing their tickets for the 2019-20 American Hockey League season, beginning today. Become a Sound Tigers’ ticket holder and be eligible to secure seats before the general public by contacting Brad Dworin at 203-345-4813 or email [email protected]. In addition, Webster Bank Arena mailing list subscribers and others will be eligible for an exclusive pre-sale beginning Monday, June 24 at 10 a.m.
“We’ve seen some of the NHL’s brightest young talent play in Bridgeport over the last few years and we’re thrilled to continue this popular tradition again this Fall,” Sound Tigers President Michael Picker said. “The Islanders and Rangers rivalry is still the best in sports and we’re thankful to share that experience with our passionate, growing fan base for another season.”
In addition to the Rangers, Webster Bank Arena, located at 600 Main Street in Bridgeport and operated by OVG Facilities, has hosted NHL preseason matchups against the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils.
“The Islanders, Sound Tigers, and their dedicated fans have shown tremendous support for helping to bring an NHL game to southern Connecticut for several years now,” said Matt Herpich, General Manager of Webster Bank Arena. “This year in particular, to start off our fall season with Live Nation, and country superstar Thomas Rhett on stage, and then transition into this historic matchup on the ice, we as a venue and company couldn’t be happier. We hope these events bring fans of all ages throughout the region.”
About Webster Bank Arena: Webster Bank Arena has been a staple of the Bridgeport community since it opened in 2001, hosting nearly 150 events each year, including sporting events, family shows, concerts by world-famous musicians and much more. It is managed by Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment and features nearly 10,000 seats as well as 68 suites of varying sizes, three large hospitality areas, and a state of the art, 30x16 ft., high-definition video board. Webster Bank Arena has been home to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers since the team's inception in 2001 and also hosts home games for Sacred Heart University's men's hockey program and Fairfield University's men's basketball team. More information is available by visiting www.websterbankarena.com.
About OVG Facilities
Oak View Group Facilities, a division of the Oak View Group, which was founded by Irving Azoff, Tim Leiweke, with Madison Square Garden Entertainment and supported by Silverlake. OVG Facilities is a full-service venue management company that creates customized management plans for each of their venues. The Group currently manages arenas, theaters, convention centers and amphitheaters all over the US and specializes in event programming, venue assessments, and security and emergency preparedness.
About the Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Founded in 2001, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey Club is the top minor league affiliate of the New York Islanders. Don't miss your chance to take part in the family fun entertainment happening every home game at Webster Bank Arena. For further information on ticket or sponsorship opportunities, call (203) 345-2300 ext. 7 or e-mail [email protected]. For more team information, log on to soundtigers.com.