Last night I had the opportunity to attend a wheeling nailers hockey game and it was fantastic! Friends of mine Dan and Kathy gave me tickets for Christmas this year and I had such a great time, even though the nailers blew a 3 point lead against the Mississippi Seawolves and ended up losing 4 to 3.
As you can see from the picture we had really great seats although I don't think there is a bad seat in the entire arena. About 2500 fans attend each game. Like minor league baseball in Washington pa, the wheeling nailers score a 10 on value. The tickets were only $13.00 each and parking was $3.00. I thought soda there was a little expensive at $2.50 a bottle but most things were pretty regular.
The nailers giveaway a lot of merchandise throughout the game and have the fans involved on the ice at intermission. They do a promotion called chuck the Puck. You purchase a Puck prior to the game, put your name on it and during intermission everyone throws the Puck onto the ice trying to hit a target for money and a gift certificate. There must've been 1000 Pucks hitting the ice at one time.
Checking the penguin score, it seems they lost last night too.... The penguins are in 10th place and may not make the playoffs. The nailers are in first place and tickets only cost $13.00, you due do the math!