Checkers opening weekend to take place on October 28th and 29th

The Charlotte Checkers announced today that the first two home games of the 2016-17 season will take place on Friday, October 28th and October 29th at historic Bojangles’ Coliseum.


The Checkers first two home games of the 2016-17 campaign will take place on October 28th and 29th at Bojangles’ Coliseum, as announced by the team today.

Fans that are interested in securing their seats for the October 28th home opener can do so by taking advantage of two offers that are available right now:

  • Checkers Father’s Day Packs: For $50, fans will receive four tickets to Opening Night, as well as four tickets to another game of their choosing, and a $20 merchandise credit.
  • Buy One, Get One free Group Deal: Anyone who purchases a group of at least 15 people for opening night will receive another group outing to a game of their choice later in the season free of charge.

Both ticket offers are on sale now, and they can be purchased by calling the Checkers offices at 704-342-4423, or by e-mailing for more information.  The exact start times for the games, both of which will take place in the evening, will be released at a later date once the 2016-17 AHL schedule is released later this summer, and the opponents will be announced at a later date.

In addition to the two offers, fans can secure their seats to Opening Weekend by becoming a Checkers season ticket holder for the 2016-17 season, with tickets starting a just $12.50 per game, and fans can go to to sign up to receive more information on mini-plans, flex packs, and individual tickets as it becomes available.