MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Since the announcement that Marquette is the official Kraft Hockeyville USA winner, crews have been working to upgrade Lakeview Arena.
They are getting ready for the NHL's Buffalo Sabers and Carolina Hurricanes to play on the Lakeview ice on October 4. The city signed the contract this past week and are working on ticket details now.
They say it will be a lottery system where community members can sign up at Lakeview this coming Tuesday and Thursday, September 13 and 15, along with the following Wednesday, the 21.
All tickets to the game are free and will be drawn after the sign up date. Committee members have started to receive some of the official Kraft Hockeyville USA apparel and memorabilia for the big event. Items range from $5 to $50 and can be purchased at the upcoming ticket sign up, and the events to follow.
"All this stuff is not going to be available ever again so it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to have a part of history and be a part of the Lakeview Arena historical perspective on what's going on with Kraft Hockeyville," said Doug Garrow, chairman of the local organizing committee for Kraft Hockeyville USA 2016.
More details on the ticket sign ups are expected later this week.