The Tucson Roadrunners, the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes, will celebrate the start of the new season with their second annual “Red Carpet Arrival and Plaza Party” tomorrow, Oct. 6, ahead of the team’s 7:05 p.m. matchup against the San Diego Gulls.
All Roadrunners players will walk down a red carpet at the main entrance of the Tucson Convention Center (TCC) to kick off the club’s third season at the Tucson Arena. Fans are invited to line the red carpet beginning at 3:30 p.m. The players will be driven to the red carpet in a collection of vintage Chevy Corvettes and dropped off at the Church Avenue entrance of the TCC, located next to the Ticket Office. They will then proceed to walk down the carpet between 4-5 p.m., followed by a tailgate party.
Dusty the mascot and members of the Roadrunners Rally Runners will be in attendance to interact with fans and give away prizes. Upon entry, fans will receive a replica Western Conference Regular Season Champions banner presented by Williams & Associates. There also will be live music, as former American Idol contestant Brook Sample will be performing at 6 p.m.