News | 4/5/2012 10:07:02 AM | Bandits.com
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TEAM WILL HONOR FANS AT HOME FINALE ON APRIL 21
The Buffalo Bandits today announced plans to thank their fans for all their support in 2012 by hosting “Fan Appreciation Night” when the Bandits take on the Rochester Knighthawks in their final home game of the regular season at First Niagara Center on Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Bandits fans have once again shown up in droves this season to support the team in their bid for a fifth championship. With an average attendance of 15,601 through six home games in 2012, Bandits games continue to hold the distinction of being the highest-attended indoor lacrosse event in the world.
The Bandits are showing their appreciation during the home finale with several contests and giveaways. Upon entering First Niagara Center, all fans will receive Bandits-themed inflatable thundersticks to help cheer on the team.
Prior to the opening faceoff, a player award ceremony voted on by members of the team will take place, in addition to honoring the 2012 Bandits “Fan of the Year.”
In order to be nominated for “Fan of the Year,” fans are asked to submit pictures of themselves at a Bandits game while dressed in their most festive team attire. Photo submissions may be made here until 9:59 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11.
From April 11 to April 18, fans may visit Bandits.com to vote for the winner, who will receive a trophy, a “Fan of the Year” jersey, and a pair of Bandits season tickets for the 2013 season. The winner will be announced on Thursday, April 19.
Several in-game promotions will also run throughout the night, including the “Rowards” program and a parachute drop containing prizes for concessions and merchandise. Contests involving fan participation will take place for the chance to win great prizes.
The team has planned a “lacrosse ball surprise” sale, where fans may purchase a $10 ball containing either the signature of a current Bandits player, the entire Bandits team, a star NLL player or an entire NLL team from around the league.
Current season ticket holders will be randomly selected for the “Jersey Off My Back” promotion, where winners will assemble on the field after the game to receive a game-worn jersey that will be signed by the player who wore it.
Also following the game, the 2012 Bandits team photo will be given away to fans free of charge.
Tickets for both remaining Bandits home games on April 7 and April 21 are still available and start at just $25. For more ticket information, please visit the First Niagara Center box office, call 1-888-467-2273 or click here.