How is everyone on this beautiful Saturday morning? The birds are chirping, the weather is cooling down, the leaves are falling, and football is back on TV which means hockey season is almost officially here.
With the start of the regular season so close, we wanted to clear up some confusion that we've been hearing on the ol' world wide web.
"Thought you guys we're playing at Selland?"
"When is the first official home game?"
"Are season tickets on sale?"
"Why is Peter Weber the next Bachelor and not Mike Johnson?"
Lucky you, Ricky from Tallahassee gave me a call yesterday and told me to set down the White Claw and help answer some of your questions.
Let's get the most important question out of the way first.
Honestly, I don't know why Peter was chosen over Mike. Mike was the fan favorite going in. We should of seen it coming and known that they were gonna be basic and play it safe. It raises a lot of questions though:
Selland or Gateway? Which rink do the Monsters play at?
Both. We play 11 games at Selland and 13 at Gateway.
Selland Arena is the official home of your Fresno Monsters with a majority of the Friday & Saturday night games being played here. These are the games you as a fan are gonna want to go see. Intros, videos, intermission games, loud music, theme nights, giveaways, comfortable seats, expensive beer, flamethrowers, monster trucks and all the things that make you go "woah" will be at Selland. Well.... not the flamethrowers and monster trucks, those ideas got shot down pretty fast and I was asked to leave the meeting.
*Live look at you in the future at the Selland Arena games:
Gateway Ice Center is our practice rink and second home. The Gateway games are where you wanna be if you wanna see all the action up close and personal with no special effects. The only thing between you and the action is a slab of plexiglass. The refs hear every bad thing you say about their mother, there's usually tailgates going on before the game, and getting an autograph from players is easy.
Up to you which rink you wanna watch the Monsters play at but if it were me, I'd pick Selland.
When is the first official home game?
First official home game is on November 15, 2019 at Gateway Ice Center. Puck drops at 6pm.
First Selland Arena game is on December 6, 2019. Puck drops at 7:30pm.
Oh, and our first road game is on October 4, 2019 in Las Vegas.
*trust me, I know
Can I buy season tickets?
Well you most certainly can. Right this way: season ticket information
Season tickets start from $143 for upper bowl tickets.
And while you're buying tickets head over to Gumper's Hockey Shop in Gateway to grab your Monsters the T-shirt, Monsters the Coloring Book, Monsters the Lunch box, Monsters the Breakfast Cereal, Monsters the Flamethrower - kids love this one.
When do single game tickets go on sale?
Single game tickets will be going on sale during the month of, hang on, I think I hear someone calling my name......
Yeah, I gotta go. Apparently Deke got caught last night trying to raid some super secret base in Nevada. Wonder if they have flamethrowers....
Later fam ✌️