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December 13, 2008

Admirals Welcome Four Millionth Fan

NORFOLK, VA – The Norfolk Admirals today welcomed the four millionth fan in Admirals history during their game tonight against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Norfolk Scope Arena.

The four millionth fan was Robert VanAlstyne of Virginia Beach. VanAlstyne won four season tickets and an Admirals jersey personalized with the number ‘4’ and the nameplate “MILLION.”

"The story of the Admirals hockey team is and always has been the fans," said Admirals Vice President Joe Gregory. "Since 1989, Hampton Roads has embraced Admirals hockey, allowing the team to thrive. We thank the fans for their continued support and are thrilled to have welcomed our four millionth fan this evening. We look forward to millions more in the years to come.”

The Admirals are celebrating their twentieth season of professional hockey at Scope. The team played as the Hampton Roads Admirals of the ECHL from 1989-90 to 1999-2000, winning three championships. The team then became the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League in 2000-01 and are now in their ninth season of AHL hockey.

The Admirals’ five-game homestand concludes next week with a pair of games against the Albany River Rats. The puck drops against the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday and Friday nights at 7:15.

Wednesday’s game will be Student Rush Night and Family Fun Pack Night. With Student Rush Nights, students in high school and college may purchase $8 white level tickets by presenting their school IDs at the Scope Box Office after 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game. With Family Fun Packs, you receive four red level tickets, four hot dogs, four popcorns and four sodas for only $48 – that’s a saving of $37! Family Fun Packs are available at the Scope Box Office or online at For more details, please visit

To purchase tickets to any Admirals game, you may visit the Scope Box Office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit any Ticketmaster outlet, call Ticketmaster at (757) 671-8100 or visit Ticketmaster online at Don’t miss a minute of the action by purchasing your 2008-09 season tickets today. Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, call (757) 640-1212 weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit anytime!

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