>Fans who purchase a Griffins 2004-05 full season ticket package will enjoy free parking, free food and discounted merchandise through the team’s new "Weekday Bonus Pack," one of three new benefits offered for the upcoming AHL season.
> For all Monday-Thursday games during the regular season (approximately 10-14 games, pending release of the schedule), Griffins full season ticket holders will receive free parking in the lot at Fulton and Monroe, located one block west of Van Andel Arena and accessible to the arena via the skywalk.
>In addition, for each full season ticket purchased, fans will receive eight coupons offering two-for-one deals on most food items at arena concession stands. The coupons may be redeemed at any Monday-Thursday game throughout the regular season.
> As the final part of the Weekday Bonus Pack, full season ticket holders will be able to take advantage of special merchandise discounts at the Zone during weekday games.
>“Based on 12 weekday games with a $6 parking charge and an average concession item price of $3, a fan with four season tickets will receive a savings of approximately $168 as a result of this new perk, " said Bob Sack, senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Griffins.
> Two other new benefits also extend to either partial season ticket holders or group leaders. Through a new feature of the Griffins’ official web site, griffinshockey.com, full and partial season ticket holders now have online access to their Griffins ticket account, enabling them to pay for their tickets online, review and update their account information, and access season ticket holder information, including this new online newsletter.
> Finally, all Griffins full and partial season ticket holders, as well as group leaders, may earn monetary awards by participating in the Griffins’ new Ticket Referral Rewards program. By referring individuals or businesses who subsequently purchase season tickets or group tickets, fans can earn rewards ranging from $25 for a 10-game ticket plan or 20-person group to $100 for a full season ticket and $150 for a 200-person group.
> Full season ticket packages, along with 20-game and 10-game ticket plans, are currently available by calling the Griffins at (616) 774-4585 or (800) 2-HOCKEY. Single-game tickets will go on sale in September.