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Rush Announce $1 Ticket Night

February 24, 2009 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Edmonton Rush News Release

The Edmonton Rush are excited to announce today that they are offering a spectacular ticket deal for their game Friday night against the Philadelphia Wings.

Fans can purchase tickets for the game for just $1 beginning today at 2:00 p.m. from all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone,, and by calling the Rush office at 780-732-RUSH.

"We won our game last Sunday night against Colorado thanks in large part to the fans. They were the extra player on the field we needed for that crucial victory," said Rush Owner Bruce Urban.

"Now we want to repay them by offering an incredible deal. We need their help to get into the playoffs. Our players have responded in the past when Rexall Place is rocking and I know they will do it again. I want the building jammed to the rafters and this is the best way to do it."

A similar type of promotion was done in Urban's home town of Calgary last season when the Roughnecks offered $1 tickets. A crowd of more than 18,000 gathered at the Saddledome and the Rush are hoping for the same kind of response.

As a thank you to season-ticket holders, should the Rush qualify for the playoffs, the club will offer those fans a complimentary ticket to a home playoff game or a ticket of equal value to the four remaining home games and those ticket-buyers who have already purchased tickets to Friday night's game, will receive a ticket to any of the remaining four home games.

The Rush will also be looking to repeat some very satisfying history when the Wings come calling. After going winless at home in their inaugural season, the club earned its first-ever home-floor victory with a 13-12 win over Philadelphia in the 2007 home opener.

The Wings bring some familiar faces to Rexall Place for the game including former Rush forwards Mat Giles and A.J. Shannon along with Edmonton native Taylor Wray. The Rush will counter with NLL All-Star Game participants Dan Teat and Ian Hawksbee along with Callum Crawford who led the club to a big win over Colorado last Sunday. Friday's game could also see a much-anticipated confrontation between Philadelphia's talented tough guy Geoff Snider and Rush enforcer Ryan "Corporal Punishment" McNish.

"This is the kind of game that will showcase the speed and skill of professional lacrosse players and I know that once fans see it up close they are going to be back for more," added Urban.

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