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Griffins Unveil 2021-22 Promotional Schedule

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday announced the promotional schedule for the celebration of their 25th anniversary season, featuring a number of giveaways and the return of many popular season-long promotions. Single-game tickets for each of the team’s 38 regular season home games at Van Andel Arena during the 2021-22 season will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at griffinshockey.com/buytickets.

The Griffins will launch the home portion of their 76-game slate on Friday, Oct. 15 against the Rockford IceHogs with Opening Night presented by Huntington Bank, marking the first time since 2017 that they’ll open the season at Van Andel Arena. Promotions for the home opener include a magnet schedule and glow stick giveaways and $2 beers/hot dogs.

Grand Rapids’ other giveaways include a Chris Terry bobblehead (Oct. 30), 2021-22 calendar (Nov. 12), Mitch Callahan champion series bobblehead (Nov. 13), kids 25th anniversary jersey (Dec. 18), Tyler Bertuzzi champion series bobblehead (Jan. 15), poster (Jan. 22), Van Andel Arena replica (Feb. 19), Tomas Tatar champion series bobblehead (Feb. 26), and a beach hat (April 2).

Key promotional dates include Go Orange Night for Kids’ Food Basket (Oct. 30); the Jake Engel Memorial Dog Game (Oct. 31); Military Appreciation (Nov. 13); the 20th annual School Day Game (Nov. 17 – 11 a.m. start); Teddy Bear/Mitten Toss (Nov. 26); Red Kettle Game for The Salvation Army (Dec. 3); Country Night (Dec. 4); Holly Jolly Holiday Celebration (Dec. 18); Salute to Frontline Workers (Dec. 19); 24th annual New Year’s Eve Celebration (Dec. 31 – 6 p.m. start); Heroes vs. Villains Night (Jan. 8); Tyler Bertuzzi Champion Series Bobblehead (Jan. 15); the Mighty Griffs Night (Jan. 22); Princess Night (Feb. 5); ‘90s Night (Feb. 19); Hockey Without Barriers/Sensory Friendly Game (Feb. 26); Star Wars Night (March 5); 10th annual Purple Community Game for Van Andel Institute (March 18); Margaritaville Night (April 2); and Fan Appreciation Night (April 22).

The popular Friday night beer and hot dog promotion returns in conjunction with College Night presented by Michigan First Credit Union for all Friday home games this season (excluding Dec. 31), featuring $2 hot dogs and $2 domestic drafts from 6-8 p.m., while supplies last. Free Ride Friday allows fans to enjoy complimentary fare on the Rapid by showing their ticket to that night’s game. Visit ridetherapid.org for schedule information, routes and maps.

Several other recurring promotions will be featured throughout the Griffins’ schedule, including eight Winning Wednesdays and six post-game jersey auctions. The jersey auctions are set to include Kids’ Food Basket Go Orange jerseys (Oct. 30), camouflage jerseys (Nov. 13), The Salvation Army Red Kettle jerseys (Dec. 3), Mighty Griffs jerseys (Jan. 22), ‘90s Throwback jersey (Feb. 19), and the Van Andel Institute purple jerseys (March 18).

Griffins tickets can be purchased through the following methods (all purchases subject to a convenience charge):

  • Online through griffinshockey.com/buytickets;
  • On the Griffins app, available for iPhone and Android;
  • In person at The Zone at Van Andel Arena beginning Sept. 17 (open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday);


Advance ticket prices start at $16 for upper level faceoff, $19 for upper level center ice, $20 for upper level preferred, $21 for upper level prime and $23 for upper level edge; and $22 for lower level faceoff, $26 for lower level center ice, $31 for lower level preferred and $37 for lower level glass. (Additional $3 per ticket on day of game.)

On game night, tickets may be purchased without a convenience charge at the Van Andel Arena box office, beginning 90 minutes before game time. Fans who attend multiple games can avoid charges and receive a discount from the single-game price by purchasing a 10- or 20-game select-season package. These plans, along with full-season, FLEX ticket vouchers and group ticket packages, may be ordered by calling the Griffins’ office at (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visiting griffinshockey.com.

All promotions and dates are subject to change. For more information, visit griffinshockey.com or call (800) 2-HOCKEY.

2021-22 PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE

Fri., Oct. 15 vs. Rockford: Opening Night presented by Huntington Bank

  • Magnet schedule and glow stick giveaways
  • $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Sat., Oct. 30 vs. Milwaukee: Go Orange Night presented by Kids' Food Basket

  • Kids’ Food Basket orange jersey auction post-game
  • Chris Terry bobblehead
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Sun., Oct. 31 vs. Chicago: Jake Engel Memorial Dog Game presented by Nestlé Purina

  • Pepsi Reading Goals Redemption Date
  • Costume contest for dogs and their owners
  • $1 Pepsi drinks and $1 ice creams

Fri., Nov. 12 vs. Manitoba: Calendar Giveaway presented by Fox Motors

  • $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Sat., Nov. 13 vs. Manitoba: Military Appreciation Night presented by DTE

  • Mitch Callahan champion series bobblehead
  • Camo jersey auction post-game
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Wed., Nov. 17 vs. Chicago: 20th Annual School Day Game presented by Army National Guard

  • Winning Wednesday
  • 11 a.m. start time

Fri., Nov. 26 vs. Chicago: 21st Annual Teddy Bear/Mitten Toss Game presented by J&H Family Stores

  • $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Fri., Dec. 3 vs. Rockford: Sixth Annual Red Kettle Game presented by the Salvation Army

  • Post-game red kettle jersey auction
  • $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Sat., Dec. 4 vs. Rockford: Country Night

  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Sat., Dec. 18 vs. Toronto: Holly Jolly Holiday Celebration presented by Comerica Bank

  • Santa Claus appearance
  • Kids 25th Anniversary Jersey Giveaway (Kids 13 and under)
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Sun., Dec. 19 vs. Toronto: Salute to Frontline Workers presented by MET/MESP

  • Pepsi Reading Goals Redemption Date
  • $1 Pepsi drinks and $1 ice creams

Fri., Dec. 31 vs. Milwaukee: 24th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration

  • 6 p.m. start time
  • Fireworks
  • NO $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

Sat., Jan. 8 vs. Cleveland: Heroes vs. Villains Night presented by Marathon

  • Character appearances
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Sat., Jan. 15 vs. Manitoba: Tyler Bertuzzi Champion Series Bobblehead presented by Michigan Office Solutions

  • Bertuzzi bobblehead giveaway
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Sat., Jan. 22 vs. Milwaukee: The Mighty Griffs Night presented by Michigan First Credit Union

  • Poster giveaway
  • Mighty Griffs jersey auction post-game
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Sat., Feb. 5 vs. Ontario: Princess Night presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union

  • Princess appearances
  • Tea Party
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Sat., Feb. 19 vs. Rockford: ‘90s Night

  • Michel Picard Jersey Retirement
  • Van Andel Arena replica
  • Throwback jersey auction post-game
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Sat., Feb. 26 vs. Bakersfield: Hockey Without Barriers/Sensory Friendly Game presented by Adventure Credit Union

  • Tomas Tatar champion series bobblehead giveaway
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Sat., March 5 vs. Iowa: Star Wars Night presented by DTE

  • Character appearances
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Fri., March 18 vs. Texas: 10th Annual Purple Community Game presented by Van Andel Institute

  • $2 beers and $2 hot dogs
  • Purple jersey auction post-game

Sat., April 2 vs. Texas: Margaritaville Night presented by Centennial Securities

  • Jeff Hoggan Jersey Retirement
  • Beach hat giveaway
  • Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Pack

Fri., April 22 vs. Chicago: Fan Appreciation Night presented by Huntington Bank

  • $2 beers and $2 hot dogs

SEASON-LONG PROMOTIONS

$2 Beers and $2 Hot Dogs: Every Friday, enjoy $2 domestic drafts and $2 hot dogs from 6-8 p.m., while supplies last.

Military Nights: Every home game, current members of our military can purchase up to four Upper Level Faceoff tickets for $14 each, four Upper Level Center Ice tickets for $17 each or four Lower Level Faceoff tickets for $20 each with a valid military ID. The offer also extends to veterans who present a VA ID or discharge papers.

College Nights: Presented by Michigan First Credit Union, college students can buy online using their school .edu email address or show their ID at every Friday game to purchase an Upper Level Faceoff ticket for $13 (or $12 in advance at The Zone) or an Upper Level Center Ice ticket for $16 (or $15 in advance at The Zone). Limit one ticket per ID if purchasing in-person. Visit griffinshockey.com/college to sign up for College Night alerts.

Free Ride Friday on The Rapid: Ride the Rapid to and from any Friday game and enjoy a complimentary fare by showing your ticket to that night’s game. Visit ridetherapid.org for schedule information, routes and maps.

Winning Wednesdays: Every time the Griffins win at home on Wednesday, each fan in attendance will receive a free ticket to the next Wednesday game. To redeem a Winning Wednesday ticket, please visit the box office following the Winning Wednesday game, The Zone during normal business hours, or the Van Andel Arena box office prior to the next Wednesday game beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fans who exchange their Winning Wednesday ticket at The Zone on a non-game day will receive 20% off the purchase of one item (excluding jerseys). One discount per person present.

Library Nights: For all Wednesday and Sunday games, fans can present their Grand Rapids Public Library card or Kent District Library card at the Van Andel Arena box office on the night of the game or at The Zone anytime during the store’s regular business hours to purchase either an Upper Level Faceoff ticket for $14 (regularly $16 advance and $19 day of game), an Upper Level Center Ice ticket for $17 (regularly $19 advance and $22 day of game) or a Lower Level Faceoff ticket for $20 (regularly $22 advance and $25 day of game). Limit four tickets per card per person, subject to availability.

Buddy's Pizza Friends & Family 4-Packs: These packs are available for all Saturday games, each pack includes four tickets and $20 in concession cash for a great low price. Visit griffinshockey.com/f4p or call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2. Continuing this season, fans may use their concession cash to purchase healthy choice menu options at the stand located outside of section 126, including low-fat yogurt, apples, oranges, granola bars and smoothies.

Sunday is Fun Day: For all Sunday games, enjoy $1 small Pepsi drinks and $1 small ice cream cups from 3-5 p.m.

Pepsi Reading Goals: Children with Griff’s Reading Goals bookmarks who have completed the required three hours of reading can redeem their bookmark for two free Upper Level tickets to any of the following games: Bookmark #1 – Oct. 27 and 31; Dec. 19 and 22; Bookmark #2 – Jan. 26; March 9 and 16; April 6.

MOS Corner Office: Presented by Michigan Office Solutions, this section, located on the terrace level above section 118, provides the best seats in the house for groups of up to 30 people, with La-Z-Boy chairs and an array of unprecedented amenities. Call (616) 774-4585 ext. 4.


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