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Seattle Kraken to play franchise’s first preseason game at Spokane Arena

Spokane, Wash. — The Seattle Kraken will play their first ever NHL Preseason game at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on Sunday, September 26, as announced by the team on Friday. The game will be one of three “home” games played by the expansion Kraken in their inaugural preseason with each being hosted by a WHL club in Washington.

“We are excited to host a Seattle Kraken pre-season game at the Spokane Arena as they embark on their inaugural season,” said Chiefs President Mark Miles. “The event will be a great opportunity for fans in Eastern Washington to see the Kraken play while also helping grow the game of hockey in our region. Thank you to the Kraken for their commitment to supporting hockey communities across the entire state.”

“This gives us an opportunity to partner with the WHL teams, celebrate hockey across our region and grow this beautiful game,” added Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke.

The Seattle Kraken will donate a portion of ticket revenue to One Roof Foundation with a goal of raising over $500,000 to expand youth access to hockey.

Tickets for the game will be sold by the Chiefs via TicketsWest at ticketswest.com beginning at noon on Friday, July 16. Chiefs ticket package holders will be provided access to an exclusive pre-sale.

UPDATE (July 16 – 1:10 p.m.): All available inventory for the Kraken game has been sold.

“Offering our package holders access to a pre-sale was a priority for our organization as a ‘thank you’ for their continued support particularly over the past year,” Miles said. “This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime chance to see an NHL franchise play its first game and our fans will be there.”

Chiefs ticket package holders will receive an email from TicketsWest on Monday with a unique code providing access to the pre-sale, which will open at 10 a.m. on July 13 and remain open until 10 p.m. on July 14. Fans who have not yet renewed or are interested in becoming a package holder for the first time can order via the Chiefs’ Ticket Office in-person at Spokane Arena or over-the-phone at 509-535-PUCK. Ticket package information is available here.

Tickets for the Kraken preseason game are based on availability. Tickets are first come, first served and reservation is unrelated to Chiefs ticket package seat location.

Seattle Kraken 2021 Preseason Schedule

  • Sunday September 26, 2021 – Seattle Kraken vs. Vancouver Canucks @ Spokane [Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena; 6 p.m.]
  • Tuesday September 28, 2021 – Seattle Kraken at Edmonton Oilers [Rogers Place]
  • Wednesday September 29, 2021 -Seattle Kraken at Calgary Flames [Scotiabank Saddledome]
  • Friday October 1, 2021 -Seattle Kraken vs. Edmonton Oilers @ Everett [Angel of the Winds Arena]
  • Saturday October 2, 2021 – Seattle Kraken vs. Calgary Flames @ Kent [Showare Center]
  • Tuesday October 5, 2021 – Seattle Kraken at Vancouver Canucks [Rogers Arena]

The Spokane Chiefs are member of the U.S. Division of the Western Hockey League, the world’s finest development league for junior hockey players. Since 1985 the Chiefs have been a pillar in the Spokane community, offering family-friendly entertainment and a winning tradition which includes: two Memorial Cup Championships in 1991 & 2008, two WHL Championships in 1991 & 2008 and four Western Conference Championships in 1991, 1996, 2000 & 2008. Over 60 alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.

The Chiefs’ 2021-22 regular season will begin on Saturday, October 2 as they host the Tri-City Americans at Spokane Arena. Ticket packages for the 2021-22 season are available now! With options starting at just $80, there’s an option to fit every budget and schedule. For more information, visit spokanechiefs.com.

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