(Hershey, Pa. — January 8, 2013) — Hockey fans won’t want to miss the only outdoor match-up for 2013. On January 19 and 20, Hersheypark Stadium will be home to the 2013 Capital Blue Cross AHL Outdoor Classic which pits long time rivals the Hershey Bears against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a match up reminiscent of ‘old style’ hockey games of the past.
Competition kickoffs on Saturday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m., when the alumni from the respective teams face off. Prior to the game and throughout the weekend, there will be festivities for ticket holders at the Pepsi Fan Fest located outside Hersheypark Stadium.
On Saturday, Pepsi Fan Fest will open at 11:00 a.m. and will feature live entertainment from Vinyl Groove, an ice sculpture carving from Giant Center’s Lead Cook Albert Maya, alumni signings at various Clear Channel radio station booths and more. Labatt Blue Light will have a beer tent set up inside Fan Fest with beverages available for purchase. In addition, fans can purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the complex. A special broadcast of Old Barn Hockey Show LIVE with Scott Stuccio, Frank Schofield, Mike Parks and Brock Kerchner will air starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Pepsi Fan Fest will close at 6:00 p.m.
The Chocolate and White will take the ice on Sunday, January 20 for a 5:00 p.m. puck drop. Pepsi Fan Fest opens at noon with Honey pump taking the stage at 1:00 p.m. During the day, hockey devotees can visit various sponsor booths, play games, receive autographs from their favorite Hershey Bears alumni at radio station locations, capture unique photo opportunities and more. Fan fest will commence at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Pepsi Fan Fest is a ticketed event, which is included in admission to the 2013 Capital Blue Cross AHL Outdoor Classic.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased by visiting www.HersheyBears.com or by calling 717-508-BEAR.