The San Diego Gulls announced today that the American Hockey League (AHL) club will host 17 promotional and theme nights during the 2018-19 season. The Gulls kick off their fourth season of AHL hockey in San Diego with the Home Opener on Friday, Oct. 12 vs. the Tucson Roadrunners with all fans in attendance receiving Gulls Cowbells.
The promotional schedule will see the Gulls host 14 theme nights in addition to seven giveaway items. The 2018-19 season will feature Gulls & Goblins Night (Oct. 27), Military Weekend (Nov. 9-10), Willie O’Ree Night (Nov. 16), Hockey Fights Cancer (Nov. 23), Star Wars Night (Jan. 19), the Anaheim Ducks 25th Anniversary Celebration (Feb. 1), Pink in the Rink (Feb. 2), Country Night (Feb. 23), the inaugural Sock Toss (Mar. 8), Gulliver’s Kids Club Run the Show (Mar. 9), First Responders Night (Mar. 30) and Fan Appreciation Night (Apr. 5).
The Gulls will show their support with awareness nights for numerous charitable partners across San Diego, beginning with the inaugural Hockey Fights Cancer on Friday, Nov. 23 to unite the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. For the fourth consecutive season, San Diego will host Pink in the Rink on Saturday, Feb. 2 to promote women’s health initiatives, cancer research and awareness. The first-ever Sock Toss on Saturday, Mar. 9 will see the Gulls collect new socks for the large homeless population and youth in San Diego immediately following the team’s first goal of the game which will trigger fans to throw pairs of new socks onto the ice.
On Friday, Nov. 16, the Gulls will host Willie O’Ree Night to honor the former Gull’s induction to the Hockey Hall of Fame (occurs on Monday, Nov. 12). The Gulls will wear a unique Gulls jersey during warmups and host a night themed in celebration of O’Ree’s career, his contributions and historical impact to the game of hockey. In addition, all fans in attendance will receive a Willie O’Ree bobblehead.
San Diego will wear three new specialty jerseys in 2018-19, including a new themed jersey during Military Weekend, a jersey accented by the lavender for Hockey Fights Cancer and a pink-accented jersey for Pink in the Rink. The Gulls will also wear three pre-game warmup jerseys, including a Gulls & Goblins jersey, a Gulls warmup jersey for Willie O’Ree Night and a Star Wars-themed jersey on Star Wars Night.
The promotional schedule will conclude with Fan Appreciation Night on Friday, Apr. 5, and will continue a Gulls tradition of inviting a group of fans for a “Jersey off Their Backs” presentation on the ice at the end of the game. In addition, all fans in attendance will be eligible to win a variety of additional prizes throughout the evening.
The 2018-19 will see six themed Bud Light Pre-game Tailgates, held from 5-7 p.m. on select Saturday evenings in front of the box office on the North side of Valley View Casino Center. Bud Light Pre-Game Tailgates will occur on Oct. 27 (Gulls & Goblins Night), Nov. 10 (Military Weekend), Dec. 15 (Winter Wonderland), Jan. 19 (Star Wars Night), Feb. 23 (Country Night) and Mar. 30 (First Responders Night). Each tailgate will feature a $5 Bud Light Truck, food truck options, street hockey, photos with the Gulls Girls and Gulliver, and interactive games for fans of all ages.
Beginning today at 10 a.m., 20-game and 10-game Mini Plan Packages went on sale to the public. Individual regular-season tickets for all Gulls games at Valley View Casino Center will go on sale later this summer. Season tickets are currently on sale now for as little as $14 per game ($476) for the 2018-19 season. Fans can become a season ticket holder by calling (844) GO-GULLS or visiting SanDiegoGulls.com/tickets.
Please visit SanDiegoGulls.com/promotions for the full promotional and giveaway schedule along with further information. Additional promotional nights and giveaways may be announced throughout the season.
Below is the Gulls 2018-19 promotional schedule:
|Friday, Oct. 12||Tucson||Home Opener/Gulls Cowbells|
|Friday, Oct. 19||Milwaukee||Gulls Light Up Wristbands|
|Saturday, Oct. 27||Tucson||Gulls & Goblins Night/Warmup Jerseys|
|Friday, Nov. 9||Colorado||Military Weekend/Camo Hat/Specialty Jerseys|
|Saturday, Nov. 10||Colorado||Military Weekend/Specialty Jerseys|
|Friday, Nov. 16||Bakersfield||Willie O’Ree Night/Bobblehead/Warmup Jerseys|
|Friday, Nov. 23||Stockton||Hockey Fights Cancer/Specialty Jerseys|
|Saturday, Dec. 15||San Jose||Gulliver Nutcracker|
|Saturday, Jan. 19||Bakersfield||Star Wars Night/Warmup Jerseys|
|Friday, Feb. 1||Ontario||Ducks 25th Anniversary Celebration|
|Saturday, Feb. 2||Iowa||Pink in the Rink/Specialty Jerseys|
|Saturday, Feb. 23||San Antonio||Country Night/Gulls Cowboy Hat|
|Friday, March 8||Colorado||Sock Toss|
|Saturday, March 9||Colorado||Gulliver’s Kids Club “Run the Show”|
|Saturday, March 23||Ontario||Gulls Cooler|
|Saturday, March 30||Stockton||First Responders Night|
|Friday, April 5||Ontario||Fan Appreciation Night|
*All Friday home games are $2 Bud Light Nights served until 8:30 p.m.