Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kansas City Still in Penguins Future

But this time it's about a less negative end result for Pittsburgh and Pens nation than the team moving there to make a new home.

After the NHL officially announced that the Atlanta Thrashers will relocate to Winnipeg, Manitoba, they informed Kansas City that they would host a pre-season game at the Sprint Center on September 27th between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Los Angeles King.

AEG, operator of the Sprint Center, owns the LA Kings and this will be the third exibition game the team will play in Kansas City in the past four years.
“I think this is a nice gesture from Pittsburgh, who benefited from what was rolled out to them here in Kansas City,” said Paul McGannon, president of NHL21, the grass-roots organization supporting AEG’s efforts to bring an NHL team to the Sprint Center.

“When they got their building, we asked them to consider playing a game in Kansas City in the near future. They’ve upheld our request, and we feel it’s a real positive.”
According to the Kansas City Star, tickets for the game will go on sale tomorrow.  FOR MORE INFORMATION and / or TO PURCHASE TICKETS TOMORROW, CLICK HERE

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