Day 173: Grand Rapids Griffins Games

Day 173: Grand Rapids Griffins Games
Photo by James Fry

The Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team is in the American Hockey League (AHL).  The Griffins are the AHL affiliate to the Detroit Red Wings who are in the National Hockey League (NHL).

In 2002 the Griffins’ color scheme was changed slightly to incorporate the red color from the Detroit Red Wings in support of the Griffins’ being the Red Wings’ top affiliate.  The Griffins’ nickname was adopted on November 20, 1995 and symbolizes a Griffin creature from Greek mythology that resembles the head and wings of an eagle with the body of a lion.

One of the most popular promotions associated with a Griffins Game is the “Dollar Beer, Dollar Dogs” Friday night deal.  Being a town with a young population and college campuses all around, residents of the Grand Rapids area flood Van Andel Arena on Friday nights in order to take advantage of the promotion from 6pm-8pm.  Needless to say, this town knows how to have a good time and the Griffins know how set the stage.

IMG 7199 x x Day 173: Grand Rapids Griffins Games
Photo by James Fry

Not only do the Griffins Games attract the college crowd, but the franchise offers a number of promotions and events for the families.  For example, the Griffins Kids Club is a great way to bring the families and younger children to a game.  The Griffins Kids Club includes: Upper Level ticket vouchers, t-shirt, badge & lanyard, Kids Club Parties, Birthday Card, and much more for only $10.00.

The Griffins franchise has been a successful member of our Grand Rapids community for years now.  Some awards that the Griffins have achieved include: 2010-2011 Ticket Sales Department of the Year, Team Achievement Award, Most Unique Promotion Award, and more.  The franchise has won numerous awards and participated in community volunteering/fundraising events.

Check out upcoming Griffins Home Games and purchase your tickets here!
-November 25th vs. Barons (7pm)*
-November 27th vs. Barons (5pm)
-December 2nd vs. Marlies (7pm)*
-December 3rd vs. Wolves (7pm)
-December 14th vs. Icehogs (7pm)
-December 21st vs. Heat (7pm)
-December 30th vs. Rivermen (7pm)*
-December 31st vs. Admirals (6pm)
*Denotes a “Dollar Beer, Dollar Dog” Night!

~Kristin M. Coppens, Regional Director

Twitter: @griffinshockey
Also, text “GRIFF” to 88188 for special deals and offers!

[box size=”large” border=”full”]Look for an awesome giveaway on Monday compliments of the Griffins![/box]

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