The Anaheim Ducks have announced the dates for two of their annual fan events. The first is Thursday, September 30 for season ticket holders, the annual "Face-Off Fest."
Season ticket holders can meet the players, get autographs, eat a little food, talk with Ducks staff, and play some fun games. Price of admission? A season ticket, which is currently $562.50 for the cheapest seat in the house. Tickets to the Face-Off Fest (formerly known as Break the Ice), come with the season ticket package, one per seat.
Theoretically, there will only be as many attendees as there are tickets. In prior years, tickets were not required, but there were a lot of non-season ticket holders just showing up to the event and the Ducks management got smart. Now tickets are required for admission.
For those interested in going who are not season ticket holders, you have a couple options. One, check Ebay or other sources like that for tickets that are being sold. The other option is save your pennies (nickels and dimes, too) for the other annual fan event, Meet the Team.
Meet the Team will be held on Tuesday, October 5, at the Bluewater Grill in the District shopping center in Irvine. This year's theme is "Tuesday Fight Night" and you will be able to play Wii Boxing with the players. It might be your best opportunity to fight George Parros without danger of physical injury.
Cost of the event is not significantly cheaper for those who cannot afford to be season ticket holders. Individual tickets are $225, $325 if you want to go 30 minutes earlier. Proceeds from the event goes to the Anaheim Ducks Foundation and OC Register charities. You must be 21 years old to attend Meet the Team, as alcohol will be served. There is no age requirement for Face-Off Fest.
For those of you who cannot afford either event, you can save up your money for the annual Casino Night, usually held in January. Tickets have been $100 for non-VIP status. Gambling money is additional, but all proceeds go to charity. Casino Night is also an over-21 affair.