Today the NWHL announced that fans of the league can buy season ticket packages for the inaugural 2015-16 season. The Aviator Sports & Events Center, which is the home of the New York Riveters, has a rink that can seat up to 2,500 people. One of the benefits of a smaller arena like Aviator (the ice surface is NHL size) is that there really isn't a bad seat in the house. A season ticket plan for general admission for all nine of the Riveters' home games will cost you $150, while a VIP package will cost $250. Both packages come with a few nice perks including one that hints at a service that fans have been anxious to learn more about.
When you follow the link in the league's tweet announcing their season ticket plans you should take notice of the fact that buying season tickets entitles season ticket holders to a 10% discount on the "Cross-Ice Pass" streaming service. At the Riveters' press conference this Wednesday Dani Rylan revealed that all NWHL games would be broadcast on Cross-Ice Pass, although there were no guarantees about the Riveters' two preseason games being streamed from the service. As of today the price of the streaming service has yet to be announced. Streaming broadcasts of the games will be a great way to get professional women's hockey onto the monitors, smart phones, and tablets of fans across the world until cable television broadcasts become a possibility in the future.
When more details surface about the Cross-Ice Pass streaming service I will be sure to report them.
New York Riveters Schedule for 2015-16 Season
Taken from NWHL.co
The Riveters' first home game at Aviator will be against the Boston Pride on October 18th at 7:00 PM. The tilt against the Pride will be the first of a three-game home stand that begins and ends with the Riveters battling the Pride, which the coaching staff hinted might be an early favorite for a rival of their club given the sports history between the two cities. As the inaugural season moves along one can imagine that the Riveters playing just three opposing teams will provide very fertile soil for some serious hockey rivalries to grow. When all is said and done only one team will get to hoist the Isobel Cup at the end of the league's first season.
Filmed at the Riveters' first practice on Wednesday.
The Riveters' preseason kicks off with a game against the New York City Fire Department's hockey club on September 27th and the regular season gets underway on the road against the Connecticut Whale on October 11th at 1:30PM. Coverage, footage, stills, and analysis from the Riveters' first team practice from Wednesday as well as another player interview will be coming soon.
Rangers' training camp underway? Riveters' season tickets on sale? It's time for hockey, my friends.
Thanks for reading. Let's go Riveters.