UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) -- The Comets have sticks in hand, pucks on the ice, getting ready for Wednesday's home opener against the Albany Devils. And as far as preparations go, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Right now, the aisles are empty and being mopped but on Wednesday nearly 4,000 people will fill the stands. Meanwhile, the Comets are hitting the ice- getting in a practice before their first home game ever.
The Aud is showing off brand new paint - all Comets colors and there is much more you'll have to wait to see.
If you couldn't get a ticket to the sold out game, you can head to Whitesboro Street where Showtime will perform a live concert and the game will be broadcast on a giant screen.
There will be drinks, food and the mayor is even announcing an official Comets day.
Fans are anxious and the Aud has never looked better.
"We can't wait to open up the doors and see what fans think of the new Aud. We haven't been able to show off the Aud so this is the first chance fans will be able to get to see and to be able to buy merchandise. The store will be open. The excitement is something we've all been looking forward to since June 14. It's something we've all talked about so it's cool that it's- we're right there, we're on the eve of opening night," said Mark Caswell, Jr., director of communications for the Utica Comets.
The Comets take on the Albany Devils at 7:35 p.m. and the Fan Fest starts at 4 p.m.
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