Thunderbirds Announce Purple vs Orange Intrasquad Exhibition Game at Scotiabank Centre on October 30

Oct 6, 2021

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (October 6, 2021) - The Halifax Thunderbirds announced their return of their second annual Purple vs.Orange intrasquad exhibition game during their first weekend of training camp at Scotiabank Centre.


Taking place on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 at 7 p.m. AT, fans can get their first look at professional box lacrosse action in the Maritimes for the first time in nearly two years. Admission to watch Thunderbirds players square off is free to the public, yet all fans are required a scannable ticket to attend. 


"We’re back! We are excited to once again offer the best fans in the league a glimpse of this year's Thunderbirds,” Thunderbirds head coach Mike Accursi said. “Based on the success of our last Purple vs. Orange game, we decided as an organization to make this event an annual tradition. See our team, pick your seats, and have an exciting evening of Thunderbirds lacrosse. We all can’t wait to get back to The Nest and renew our quest for an NLL Championship."


The Thunderbirds will also host a Halloween costume contest for children, with the ‘best costume’ winning an hour of Trick-or-Treating with Thunderbirds mascot, Bolt (location restrictions apply). Our young fans will also be able to trick-or-treat throughout the concourse of Scotiabank Centre, with different stops along the way.


“We’re thrilled to have the Thunderbirds back in The Nest, and we know fans are, too! We can’t wait to see the impressive roster of players back on home turf and get a sneak peek at what I know will be an amazing, action-packed season” Carrie Cussons, President & CEO, Scotiabank Centre, said.


Seats are not assigned and are first come, first served. Season ticket members may enjoy early access to get to their desired seats to watch the Purple vs. Orange game beforehand. Doors will open at 6:00pm for general public, with an early entrance time of 5:30pm for current season ticket members and club seat holders.


Thunderbirds season ticket members may reserve their tickets to the friendly competition starting at 12:00 pm AT on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. They will be emailed a special promo code to use to claim their tickets before the general public. 


Tickets to the Purple vs. Orange game for the general public will become available on Ticket Atlantic at 12 p.m. AT on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.


Please note that because this is a general admission event, a ticket does not guarantee admittance, if and when capacity is reached.


All attendees must provide proof of vaccination to attend the event.

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