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Panthers To Unveil Revamped Game Experience On Opening Night Oct. 16 vs. Tampa Bay

New opening video, PA announcer, JetBlue Tarmac activation and more

Wednesday, 10.13.2010 / 1:48 PM ET / News
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Panthers To Unveil Revamped Game Experience On Opening Night Oct. 16 vs. Tampa Bay
SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that a revamped game experience will be unveiled when the Florida Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning on Opening Night Oct. 16 at the BankAtlantic Center.
“Florida Panthers games at the BankAtlantic Center are going to be the most exciting live experiences in South Florida and Opening Night 2010 is going to kick off thos efforts,” said SSE president & COO Michael Yormark. “The environment and party atmosphere at the BankAtlantic Center during Cats home games will be second to none in the industry. Whether you’re sitting the bowl during play, enjoying an Ice Dancer performance during intermission, or taking part in a host of activities on the JetBlue Tarmac, there is something for everyone at the BankAtlantic Center.”
Fans will be able to enjoy a host of new in-game experiences including:
-      Opening video
-      Public address announcer Mitch Phillips
-      In-game hosts Bill Murphy and Emily Oz
-      Fully-activated JetBlue Tarmac including inflatables such as the “Cat Slide”, Panthers Party Mobiles, live DJ, balloon artists, face painters, performers, etc.
-      2010-11 Florida Panthers Ice Dancers
-      Blue “Ford Rally Towels” giveaway
-      Revamped Learning Experience Club House For Kids on the Plaza Level and Lexus Suite Level
-      Live in-game and postgame performances from “U2 by UV”
-      Panthers-themed scoreboard signage and new graphics and themese
-      Upgraded music and sound system
-      South Florida Hockey Den Of Honor youth skaters
In addition, Saturday night will be the first “Blue Out” of the season with fans encouraged to wear blue to match the team, who will be in third jerseys, and Panthers staff.
Currently, less than 1,500 tickets remain for Saturday’s game. Fans interested in purchasing the few remaining tickets for Opening Night can call 954.835.PUCK or log on to ticketmaster.com today.
The 2010-11 Florida Panthers season is presented by Party City. Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Home to more than 200 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year.

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