Utica Comets President Robert Esche announced today the details for the two-day Oktoberfest plaza party that will kick off opening weekend for the Utica Comets on October 18 and 19 at the Adirondack Bank Center. The party will start at 4pm on Friday, October 18, with a ceremonial keg tap, and continue until puck drop on Friday before reopening on Saturday from 3-7pm.
Comets Season Ticket Members are able to purchase presale single day or weekend passes for $10 or $15, respectively. Presale tickets for non-STMs sell for $13/$18. Ticket prices will increase on the day of the event. Your ticket purchase gets you free and unlimited German-style food, access to Labatt kegs, and a limited-edition Comets stein, not sold anywhere else, that you may fill for $5/$10 (pint vs. liter). Ticket purchasers will also have access to exclusive games, contests, activities, and prizes.
There will be music and an array of activities across the Adirondack Bank Center plaza on both Friday and Saturday. If you think you have what it takes to wrestle with the best, you can try your luck at an Official Arm-Wrestling competition. Registration and preliminary rounds will take place at 72 Tavern, with the semifinals and finals on the main stage on the plaza. Fans can also compete in Masskrugstemmen, aka a stein-holding contest, and other carnival-style games.
On Saturday afternoon, your full 2019-2020 Utica Comets roster will process around the plaza as a team to kick off opening weekend and thank the fans for their support. Fans will also have the chance to mingle with Audie, the Clinton Comets and the new 2019-20 Sitrin Comettes.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at empirestatetix.com or in person at the Box Office.