All supporters of the Kootenay ICE are being asked to attend a meeting tonight which will focus on getting more fans in the seats for home games.
Green Bay committee director of marketing John Hudak says they’d like to engage the community to show their support for the ICE and they’re hoping to sell 500 seasons seats by November 9.
“This is open to the entire community, this is not select people or anything like that, this is a community meeting,” says Hudak. “We have a situation that we want to speak with the community to help engage them to increase our ticket sales.”
ICE attendance numbers are averaging around 2,350 which is among the lowest in the league.
Hudak says the committee isn’t worried about the recent article from the Winnipeg Free Press which alludes to the team’s potential departure at the end of the season.
“We’re not worried about he Winnipeg article, we’re worried about fan-engagement in the community,” Hudak says. “If we get fan-engagement in the community, which we’re very hopeful and positive we will, the Winnipeg situation will take care of itself.”
He says the group would like community members to reach out to those who had seasons seats last year but did not renew, adding that ICE games are reasonably priced and offer great entertainment.
The meeting starts at 6:00 pm at the Heritage Inn in Cranbrook.
– John Hudak – Director of Marketing, Green Bay Committee