Last night members of the NWHL's Insider's Club received an email detailing the prices for single game tickets in the league's inaugural season. For the Riveters' nine home games at Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn a season ticket plan for general admission costs $150 and a VIP season ticket plan costs $250. Both season ticket packages come with some special perks including 10% off of the NWHL's Cross-Ice Pass streaming service which will enable you to catch the club's road games from the comfort of your favorite recliner.
The price for a single ticket for one of the Riveters' regular season home games is just $20. The price for preseason games (the club's two exhibition games are free to season ticket holders) is $5 and tickets are still available for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Whitecaps which will be played at Chelsea Piers instead of Aviator. Chelsea Piers is about a 10 minute cab ride from Penn Station for those traveling in from outside of the city.
The first 1,000 fans through the doors of the Riveters' home opener against Hilary Knight and the Boston Pride on October 18h will be rewarded with a limited edition NWHL Inaugural Season Official Game Puck. Season ticket holders will also apparently be hooked up with pucks. Merchandise for the team was on sale before, during, and after last Sunday's game against FDNY so if you're looking to grab a Riveters' t-shirt or some other swag that will also be available at the venue.
Children 3 years of age and under can come watch history at Aviator Sports and Events Center free of charge for all of the Riveters' home games.
The Riveters' home opener against the Pride on the 18th will prove to be a tough test for New York. In a flurry of late signings the Boston Pride added some serious fire power to their roster which has made them the team that everyone can't stop talking about. Hilary Knight, Brianna Decker, and Gisele "Gigi" Marvin are not only all U.S. Olympians, they have also all played together on the CWHL's Boston Blades which is the former club team of the Riveters' Janine Weber. The chemistry that the Pride will enjoy with their U.S. Olympians and collection of former Boston Blades should give them a big advantage against the Riveters who have yet to have a practice with their full roster on the ice. Both Lyudmila Belyakova and Nana Fujimoto are not yet with the team in training camp.
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Knight skated in a practice with the Anaheim Ducks last season, including current Ranger Emerson Etem.
Before the Riveters have to worry about containing Knight and the Boston Pride's star-studded roster for their home opener on the 18th, they'll play the Minnesota Whitecaps on Sunday in their final preseason game and then travel to Stamford, Connecticut for their first game of the regular season against Kelli Stack and the Connecticut Whale. It's hard to believe that after Sunday's preseason game we'll be just a week away from the NWHL's first regular season games. It's almost time for history to finally begin.
Let's go Riveters.