UTICA, N.Y. - The Utica Comets announced Monday that the 2013 Home Opener, on October 23 at 7:35 p.m., against the Albany Devils is SOLD OUT. In addition to the sell-out, the Utica Comets and Galaxy Communications announced details for a Watch Party as part of the Opening Night Fan Fest, presented by Moe’s Southwest Grill and Hoopla Frozen Yogurt.
Individual tickets to all 38 Comets home games went on sale Saturday morning at 10a.m. at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. Fans lined up for their chance to buy tickets as early as 3:30 a.m.
"It's great to see the community rally behind the Comets like they have." said Comets President Robert Esche, "Because of fans like these, Oct. 23 is going to be a historic night for the Mohawk Valley."
For fans who were not able to purchase a ticket to the Home Opener, as part of the Opening Night Fan Fest, Galaxy Communications and the Utica Comets will provide a free Watch Party right behind The AUD, on Whitesboro St. Fans will be able to watch the game for free on a giant TV screen outdoors. Live music will be provided by Showtime and food and beer will be available for purchase. The Fan Fest begins at 4 pm, and the Watch Party begins at 6:45 pm.
“We are happy to be able to accommodate the thousands that are at the Fan Fest that do not have a ticket to the game.” Said Galaxy Communications President and CEO Ed Levine, “Now they will be able to watch the game with fellow Comets fans in a setting that is, to say the least, unique. It will be a first for the City of Utica.”
Tickets to the Comets 37 other home games are on sale now through The AUD's box office (10a-2p), or on Ticketmaster.com.