Cyclones predict possible sellout crowd Saturday

Posted at 12:32 AM, Feb 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-27 00:43:42-05

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Cyclones could see their first sellout crowd Saturday night at U.S. Bank Arena.

By Friday, the Cyclones had already surpassed Cincinnati's all-time record hockey crowd of 13,901, set in 1978 by the Cincinnati Stingers. And, according to team spokesman Everett Fitzhugh, they were on their way to selling out U.S. Bank Arena.

Saturday's crowd will be the third-largest in ECHL history, according to Fitzhugh, behind Greensboro's records in 1994 and 1995.

Four heroes in the half shell can take some of the credit: Saturday is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Night, along with $1 pizza slices from Donatos.

Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo & Raphael will be in a heated tent behind Section 110 starting when doors open -- 6:15 p.m. for season ticket holders and 6:30 p.m. for general admission -- until 11 p.m. A professional photographer will take photos, which can be downloaded for free later in the week at the Cyclones website.

All concession stands will have $1 pizza slices. You can get two slices per person, and the team advises you bring cash.

Oh, and you should arrive early: The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. as the Cyclones face Indianapolis.