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2011-12 Irish Hockey Season Tickets On Sale July 7th

July 5, 2011

Notre Dame, Ind. – Season tickets for the 2011-12 Notre Dame hockey schedule at the new Compton Family Ice Arena will go on sale to the public on Thursday, July 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Murnane Ticket Office, by calling 574-631-7356 or by logging on to Prices start at just $252 for adults and $126 for youth/seniors.

The new Compton Family Ice Arena features great sightlines from all three seating levels – on the glass, in the main seating bowl and the mezzanine level – wide concourses with plenty of concession stands, rest rooms and state-of-the-art video boards to enhance your game day experience. All of that goes with great college hockey action on the ice and great energy and enthusiasm in the stands. A seating chart for the Compton Family Ice Arena is available at the page on the Notre Dame website.

New season ticket holders will receive all games that will be played in the Compton Family Ice Arena and will have the option of purchasing tickets for all games played at the Joyce Center (Oct. 13-14 vs. Ohio State and possibly the Oct. 21 game against Rensselaer).

This year’s Fighting Irish home schedule (at the Compton Family Ice Arena) features games with Boston College, Northeastern, Boston University, Michigan, Michigan State, Alaska, Ferris State, Western Michigan and Bowling Green and a January exhibition game against the Russian Red Stars.

Here’s what a new Notre Dame hockey season ticket holder will receive:

    1.  A 10% discount on tickets     2.  Exclusive "Open House" at the Compton Family Ice Arena (Date to be         determined)     3.  An limited edition Compton Family Ice Arena gift for each ticket holder         account     4.  The opportunity to attend monthly (Oct.-Feb.) Question and Answer sessions         in O'Brien's on the Compton Family Ice Arena club level with head coach         Jeff Jackson     5.  Pre-sale access for the Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular (and any similar         events that will take place at the Compton Family Ice Arena)     6.  One free public skating voucher for each season ticket purchased     7.  E-newsletters throughout the season

On Wednesday, July 13 – WSBT Radio’s Sportsbeat will be broadcasting live from in front of the Murnane Ticket office from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.. The ticket office will remain open until 7:00 p.m. that evening to allow all fans the opportunity to purchase their tickets.

Coach Jackson and members of the team will be in attendance at the event throughout the two-hour live broadcast available along with a special appearance by the Notre Dame Zamboni. Maury’s Pat’s Colonial Pub will provide hot dogs at the event with Gatorade and popsicles also available. Fans who purchase new season tickets prior to or during the event will receive a coupon that will enter them into a drawing for autographed memorabilia from Coach Jackson and members of the Irish hockey team.

Here’s your chance to get ready to be a part of each “Hockey Night In South Bend” with the Fighting Irish this season. Purchase your season tickets beginning on Thursday, July 7 at 8:30 a.m. or purchase them on Wednesday, July 13 for a special chance to meet Coach Jackson and the team. Don’t be left out in the cold this winter; be a part of Notre Dame Fighting Irish hockey games.