8,000 fans to welcome in the new ice hockey season at Sheffield Steelers

Sheffield Steelers are heading towards a full house for their home season opener tomorrow.

Friday, 7th September 2018, 13:23 pm
Updated Friday, 7th September 2018, 13:31 pm
Arena sell out?

Only 500 tickets remained unsold at lunch time today, ahead of the league game with Milton Keynes Lightning at Sheffield Arena.

All tickets are a cut price five pounds, which is clearly part of the attraction.

Steelers will be a full strength team with the exception of Davey Phillips, who picked up a suspension at Nottingham Panthers in the Challenge Cup last Saturday.

Coach Paul Thompson will be debuting 16 new players, saying the team is a "work in progress."

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Club officials are preparing for the event with a rehearsal tonight while the finishing touches are also being put on the new merchandising shop.