Season tickets on sale for men’s hockey’s 2021-22 home slate
With its season opener less than two months away and excitement in the air for a return to full capacity at the LaHaye Ice Center in 2021-22, season tickets for all 20 of Liberty University's ACHA Division I men's hockey team's home games are now officially on sale through the university's online ticket site.
"This summer's gone by really fast, and we are excited that hockey's coming up on the radar really quickly," Club Sports Assistant Athletic Director Derek Young said. "We are happy to have a full season again this year and to get the excitement going with the fans."
More season ticket holders than ever before have already renewed their passes from last season, when COVID-19 restrictions limited the arena's capacity to 250 fans per home game, but there are still plenty available for the facility that will again be open to 3,000 spectators this season.
For the public, general admission season tickets are $90, more than 50 percent off the $200 standard rate, or $150 for reserved chairback seats.
The Flames have never sold more than 500 season tickets, but Young is hopeful they will exceed that number over the next two months, especially among students who can save 75 percent off the general admission rate at $50 for the 20 home dates, $65 for reserved seats.
"There is discounted pricing for faculty and staff and military as well as youth and seniors, at $60 for general admission and $85 for reserved seats," Young said, noting that individual game general admission tickets are normally $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
All 10 suites on the concourse level have been renewed by last season's occupants.
There will be several promotional nights this season, including a record three Midnight Mayhem matchups (Oct. 2 vs. Michigan-Dearborn; Dec. 3 vs. West Virginia; and Jan. 29 against UNLV).
"This will be the first time we have had three midnight games for hockey, so we are excited to be getting those going a gain and getting people back in the rink," Young said. "After taking a year off, people have been missing it, and we are hoping the loyalty will still be there as we bring the product back."
The Flames will feature a full "Star Wars Weekend," set for Feb. 4 and 5, when they host Minot State in a rematch of their semifinal setback in the ACHA Division I National Championships on April 19 near St. Louis.
It will be the third and fourth times Liberty has hosted Star Wars-themed festivities, with members of the 501st Legion bringing in cosplay characters to interact with fans around the concourse and the ice and specially designed game jerseys auctioned off to fans after the series is completed.
That will be one of four special jerseys the Flames will compete in, with the other three tied to the Midnight Mayhem games, which will also be for sale afterwards.
When Ohio University visits the LaHaye Ice Center for a series on Nov. 12-13, Liberty will host its annual Military Appreciation Night on Friday followed by a "First Responders Night" on Saturday.
The annual Teddy Bear Toss, to benefit Gleaning for the World, will be held Feb. 18 when the Flames host relative ACHA newcomer Jamestown for the first time.
Young and the Club Sports marketing staff are working with the student-run radio station 90.9-FM, The Light, to broadcast live from the parking lot during pre-and post-game tailgate activities. They will again get fans involved in providing intermission entertainment through contests such as shootouts from mid-ice, slingshot sled races, bubble hockey clashes, and musical chairs on ice.