By: Mallards Communications Staff
03/16/2016 1:19 PM
Renowned Chicago-based national anthem performer Jim Cornelison will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” before the Quad City Mallards’ game against the Evansville IceMen next Friday, March 25 at 7:05 p.m. at the iWireless Center, the Mallards announced today.
Cornelison, who is well known for his performances of the anthem before Chicago-area sporting events- including hockey games- is an accomplished opera singer who has performed with the likes of Placido Domingo and Zubin Mehta and has sung with opera companies around the world.
Cornelison will raise the curtain on a potentially vital division game for the Mallards who are in the midst of a tight race for a playoff spot in the ECHL’s Western Conference.
Next Friday’s game will also bring the return of $1 Dog/$1 Beer Night presented by 97X and MetroLINK College Night. Metro provides transit service between Augustana College and downtown Moline for all Friday home dates. As part of Metro’s unlimited ride program, Augustana riders can use their Augustana ID as their fare.
The Mallards have instituted reduced “Playoff Push” pricing for prime sections and made additional $10 tickets available for all remaining home games. Fans can now purchase seats in four center ice sections- 103, 104, 114 and 115- for just $24- down from $28- or get four tickets in those areas for the family-friendly price of $80. The Mallards have also increased the number $10 upper level tickets available for the remainder of the regular season.
Single game tickets for all Mallards regular season home games- including next Friday’s contest- are on sale now at the iWireless Center box office, Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000. The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available for $10, $16, $20 and $24.