Local bragging rights and two more points for the Challenge Cup push are up for grabs tonight as our visitors at 7pm are the Coventry Blaze.
Coach Russell’s side saw off EIHL leaders the Manchester Storm last Saturday to stay unbeaten at home – coming back from two goals down to win 3-2 – showing you never should rule out the Lightning! Read our full match preview by clicking here: MKL v Coventry Blaze preview.
PINK THE RINK! Tonight’s game is a Challenge Cup fixture; the team will be wearing their pink jerseys and we want YOU to wear anything pink to get behind the boys! Limited edition pink hoodies will be on sale as will our brand new pink team mugs only £4.50 each – buy at the merchandise stand by block 14.
TICKETS: Tickets are available until face off: phone 01908 540020, online at mk-lightning.co.uk/tickets or simply call in at the MK Arena any time during the day. (Away supporters: please buy in block 8)
TIMINGS: Doors will open at 6.00pm, the teams will be on the ice for warm up at approx 6.20pm and the game starts at 7.00pm. We ask all supporters to arrive with plenty of time to go through the turnstiles, locate and take your seat before the game starts. If you arrive once the game is in progress you will not be allowed to take your seat until a break in play, so as not to interrupt the view for fans already seated.
NEW ISSUE OF LIGHTNING STRIKE: Issue 2 of the MKL monthly magazine is available for the first time tonight – issue 1 was hot property so get your copy from the merchandise stand priced just £3 – tonight’s game sheet also available at the merchandise stand for you to complete tonight’s match stats.
AUTOGRAPHS: signing 15 minutes after the buzzer under block 8 will be Kevin King and Quin Pompi. Quin is the star of this month’s Lightning Strike magazine cover – why not get your copy autographed!
WIN £500 with 50-50: the guaranteed minimum jackpot in the 50-50 draw is £500 and we’re giving you more ways to win! Tickets are £1 each, 3 for £2, 10 for £5 – and starting tonight you can buy a book of £25 for just £10! Winning ticket announced in the second period break – be sure to listen out for the announcement!
FREE SKATING! If you have a ticket for the game you can skate free, right after the match with only your skate hire fee to pay.
SECURITY: We ask all supporters to avoid bringing bags if at all possible. If you can’t avoid bringing a bag, please make it as compact as possible and allow extra time to go through our checking area before you access the Arena.
Food or drink purchased outside the Arena will not be allowed to be taken in with you.
FOOD AND DRINK: A wide range of food & drinks are available from the ground floor Fuel & Hydration Station (rink side and reception side), the first floor Tag Taylor Bar as well as concessions and vending machines around the ice pad. You can also order Papa John Pizzas cooked to order, to be ready for collection in one of the period breaks or even to take home after the game!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Photography is permitted but images may not be used for commercial purposes and you must ensure the flash is off at all times. Tag us in your photos on social media, we’d love to see them!
PARKING & TRANSPORT: There are thousands of free spaces within a few minutes’ walk of the Arena; please check signage where you park for prices and restrictions. If parking near Argos and Toys R Us, adjacent to the Arena, some bays are marked specifically as for customers of those stores, again please look for signs. The MK Arena is literally a 2 minute walk from MK central rail station. Buses from all around Milton Keynes call at the bus interchange, just outside MK central rail station.
MERCHANDISE: Lightning merchandise will be available at the MKL Supporters’ Club stand at rink-side including the new home, away and warm up jerseys. Gold members of the Supporters Club will get a 15% discount, standard members 10%.
CASH MACHINES: ATMs are available at Morrison’s Supermarket adjacent to the MK Arena, at MK central rail station (2 mins walk), at Santander House opposite the station, just across Grafton Gate (5 mins walk) and plentiful at Milton Keynes shopping centre (10-15 mins walk).
Our matchnight stewards will be all around the Arena before and during the game – approach any of them if you have any questions and they’ll be happy to help.
Enjoy the game!