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Hardball Cafe Opened up for Individual Ticket Sales for Outdoor Game

December 9, 2013 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Rochester Americans News Release

(Rochester, NY)... The Rochester Red Wings and Rochester Americans jointly announced on Monday that the Hardball Café, a premium hospitality area located down the first base line on the suite level of Frontier Field, has been opened up for individual ticket sales for the Amerks first ever outdoor game against the Lake Erie Monsters on Friday, December 13 at 7:05 p.m. as part of the Greater Rochester Area Honda Dealers Frozen Frontier presented by Labatt.

Tickets for the Hardball Café will be sold for $50 and include an all-you-can-eat buffet consisting of hamburgers, hot dogs Italian sausages and chili. All soft drinks, coffee and hot chocolate will be complimentary as well. Other amenities of the Hardball Café include a full cash bar, a heated, three-sided tent, access to suite level restrooms and arguably the best view of the action in the entire stadium (see attached photo).

"We are excited to announce this additional seating option for fans," said Red Wings General Manager Dan Mason. "I think it's one of the best seats in the house and offers fans a truly unique vantage point of this once-in-a-lifetime event."

Hardball Café tickets can be purchased at the Frontier Field box office from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, over the phone at (585) 454-1001 or online at Please note, only 100 tickets will be sold for this area.

There are still a limited number of seats available in the seating bowl for Friday's game. Tickets for Rochester's first-ever outdoor game are available for $35 (200 level), $25 (100 level) and $15 (limited view) and can be purchased online at

The Greater Rochester Area Honda Dealers Frozen Frontier presented by Labatt is a 10-day outdoor hockey festival at Frontier Field that will run from Dec. 13-22. Tickets for all events are available at The full schedule of events is below:

- Friday, December 13 (7:05 p.m.): Rochester Americans vs. Lake Erie Monsters

- Saturday, December 14 (12:00 p.m.): RIT Tigers (women) vs. Clarkson Golden Knights

- Saturday, December 14 (7:00 p.m.): RIT Tigers (men) vs. Niagara Purple Eagles

- Sunday, December 15 (12:00 p.m.): Nazareth Golden Flyers vs. Geneseo Knights

- Sunday, December 15 (2:30 p.m.): Buffalo Junior Sabres vs. St. Michael's Buzzers

- Sunday, December 15 (5:00 p.m.): Sabres/Amerks Alumni Game

- Friday, December 20 (6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.): Labatt Blue 3-on-3 Pond Hockey Tournament

- Saturday, December 21: Section V Rivalry Day

o 11:00 am: Canandaigua vs. Victor

o 1:00 pm: Hilton vs. Irondequoit

o 3:00 pm: McQuaid vs. St. Joe's (Section VI)

o 5:00 pm: Webster Schroeder vs. Webster Thomas

o 7:00 pm. Pittsford vs. Fairport

- Sunday, December 22: Section V Rivalry Day

o 11:00 am: Churchville vs. Batavia

o 1:00 pm: Brockport vs. Batavia Notre Dame

o 3:00 pm: Brighton vs. Spencerport

o 5:00 pm: Greece Thunder vs. Greece Lightning

o 7:00 pm: Gates-Chili vs. Penfield

Packages for ice rentals and corporate events are both available and offer the chance to skate on the outdoor ice rink at Frontier Field. Bring your hockey team out for a practice or game, or utilize a block of ice to create your very own open skate for you and your guests. Open Ice Rentals are available for $1,500 and include the following: 75 minutes of ice time; 30 undated 2014 Red Wings Tickets; 30 undated 2013-14 Amerks Tickets

Those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday party venue or thinking of putting together a great team-building event for the office can take advantage of the Frozen Frontier party package, which comes with ice rental and catering service, allowing skaters to spend time on the ice before enjoying the amenities of a Frontier Field Diamond Suite. Party Ice Rentals are $2,500 and include the following: 75 minutes of ice time; Skate rentals; $1,000 towards the purchase of a food & beverage package.

Visit and click on the Ice Rentals option to book your spot by completing the forms provided. A Frozen Frontier representative will contact you to book and confirm your party. Parties will be booked on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that space is limited and selected preferred time slots are not guaranteed. For questions or special needs, please contact Bob Craig at (585) 454-1001 ext. 3021 or Derek Swanson at (585) 454-1001 ext. 3036.

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