GENEVA, ILLINOIS — The Chicago Steel announced Tuesday a partnership with Special Olympics Illinois for the non-profit organization to serve as the beneficiary from the team’s “Buy One, Get One, Give One” playoff ticket special. The Playoff special is available for the first two playoff home games for tickets purchased through April 14.
Any fan who purchases a White ($15) or Red ($10) Zone ticket for either of the team’s first two home games will receive a free ticket of equal value for the same game. In addition, the Steel will donate a ticket to Special Olympics Illinois for a game next season. Fans can take advantage of the special offer by calling 855-51-STEEL or visiting the team’s website, ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com and entering promo code “Playoffs” when purchasing tickets.
“We’ve had the opportunity to work with the Special Olympics in the past through the Chicago Hockey Charity Classic and an “Olympic Night” last season in which we hosted more than 175 athletes and supporters at a Steel game thanks to the generosity of our fans,” said Steel President Dan Lehv. “In putting together this charitable endeavor for the playoffs, we’re excited to once again work with our friends from Special Olympics Illinois to support their athletes and to help promote the many accomplishments being made on a local, regional, national and international level.”
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and over 17,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.
Steel playoff tickets are on sale now for the team’s first two home games, and the special “Buy One, Get One, Give One” offer to benefit Special Olympics Illinois is available through Sunday, April 14.
While the team’s playoff position is still up in the air with two regular season games remaining, the Steel have announced the first two home playoff games will be either April 15 and 16 or April 20 and 21.
If the Steel are the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference, they will start the postseason in the Eastern Conference Semifinals hosting Games 1 and 2.
Eastern Conference Semifinals Schedule (Best-of-Five Series):
Game 1: Saturday, April 20 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 2: Sunday, April 21 at 5:05 p.m.
Game 5: TBD (if necessary)
If the Steel finish the season as the #3 or #4 seed in the Eastern Conference, the team will host a best-of-three series First Round series at Fox Valley Ice Arena.
First Round (Best-of-Three Series):
Series Schedule – all home games at Fox Valley Ice Arena
Game 1: Monday, April 15 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 2: Tuesday, April 16 at 7:05 p.m.
Game 3: Wednesday, April 17 at 7:05 p.m. (if necessary)
Entering play this weekend, the Steel (35-21-4-0, 74 pts.) are in second place in the Eastern Conference and have a one-point lead on both the Youngstown Phantoms (34-21-1-4, 73 pts.) and Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (34-21-3-2, 73 pts.). All three teams have two games remaining.
Fans are currently able to purchase tickets to Home Game 1 (tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 15) and Home Game 2 (tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 16). If the Steel earn to #2 seed, tickets purchased for Monday, April 15 will automatically be transferred to Saturday, April 20 and tickets purchased for Tuesday, April 16 will automatically be transferred to Sunday, April 21. Additional ticket details will be announced once the seeding is finalized.
Chicago returns to Fox Valley Ice Arena for the regular season home finale on Friday, April 12 for Fan Appreciation Night as the team squares off with the Central Illinois Flying Aces at 7:05 p.m. The Steel are prepared to give away hundreds of items including prizes for Steel goals, silent auction items and much more.
Tickets for Fan Appreciation Night are on sale now starting at just $10 and stadium seating on the glass is available for just $20. Parking is always free.
For more information, call 855-51-STEEL or visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.