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Fuel to name mascot, unveil jerseys August 1st

July 31, 2014


INDIANAPOLIS – The 2014 Indiana State Fair will celebrate the ‘Year of the Coliseum’ – the Fair will open at the newly-renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum on Friday morning, and by noon the historic building will be the center of attention for Hoosier hockey fans as well: At 12:00pm, the Indy Fuel will unveil its team jersey and introduce its mascot at the Coliseum, where the team will skate against ECHL foes starting in October.

As the “home ice” for the Fuel, the Fairgrounds Coliseum will also be the lair of its dragon mascot.  Team officials will announce the mascot’s name, and the creature will be on hand to enjoy the first day of the State Fair.  Fans helped name the mascot via social media, and young artists submitted their own renditions of the dragon’s color scheme – winners of these promotions will also be announced Friday. The Fuel’s inaugural home and away jerseys will also be revealed. Fans are advised that participation in Friday’s event requires the purchase of admission to the Indiana State Fair.

WHAT:              Introducing the Indy Fuel team mascot, unveiling the official jersey – continuing the countdown to the return of professional hockey to the Fairgrounds Coliseum 

WHEN:             Friday, August 1st, 2014 (opening day – Indiana State Fair)

WHO:               Indy Fuel Team Governor Jim Hallett, Team President Sean Hallett, unnamed dragon 

WHERE:           Fairgrounds Coliseum – main lobby (northwest entrance); 1202 E 38th Street, Indianapolis

In 2014-15, the Indy Fuel, the proud “AA” affiliate of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and AHL’s Rockford IceHogs, drop the puck on their first season in the ECHL. Season ticket packages for the Fuel’s inaugural campaign are available now starting at just under $12 per game! To reserve your seats, contact the Fuel today at (317) 925-FUEL or log on to www.indyfuelhockey.com for more information. Be sure to follow the Fuel on Twitter @IndyFuel and don’t forget to ‘Like’ the official “Indy Fuel” fan page on Facebook.

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