Outdoor Grand Rapids Griffins game canceled along with NHL Classic

6:23 PM, Nov 2, 2012   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - So goes the NHL Winter Classic, so also goes the Grand Rapids Griffins game at Comerica Park this winter.

The 2013 NHL Winter Classic was canceled by the NHL today due to a play stoppage due to the absence of a collective bargaining agreement.  That game was to feature the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs at University of Michigan's stadium.

The Grand Rapids Griffins were to play the Toronto Marlies of the AHL at Comerica Park in Detroit as part of the 2012 Hockeytown Winter Festival.  That game will now be played in Grand Rapids on December 29th.

Griffins full season ticket holders, who did not receive a Dec. 30 ticket as part of their 2012-13 packag, will have until Nov. 25 to obtain their seats for the Dec. 29 rescheduled date by redeeming either their Bring a Friend vouchers, the flex tickets they originally received in lieu of a 38th home game at Van Andel Arena, or unused season tickets from games that have already been played.

For all other fans wishing to attend the Dec. 29 game, tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. through www.griffinshockey.com/buytickets  , The Zone at Van Andel Arena, and all Star Tickets outlets (800-585-3737).

All fans who purchased tickets for the Griffins' Comerica Park game, other Hockeytown Winter Festival events and the NHL Winter Classic can obtain refunds through their point of sale. Griffins customers with questions are invited to call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2.

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