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Springfield Thunderbirds

Springfield Thunderbirds

The Springfield Thunderbirds are the proud American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Florida Panthers. Thunderbirds games are not only the best place to see the next wave of future NHL stars, but also the perfect place to spend a night out with your friends and family.

Highlighting the Thunderbirds 2018 fall calendar are first-time events like the first ever OkT-BIRDfest (featuring a pregame beer tasting on Bruce Landon Way) on Saturday, October. 27 against Providence; Harry Potter Night on Saturday, November 17 against Lehigh Valley; Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Saturday, November 24 against Syracuse, honoring those who have valiantly fought; and the 2018 Send-Off on Friday, December 28 against Bridgeport.

The Thunderbirds will also bring back fan favorites like the 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Toss on Sat., December 8 against Charlotte, where fans can throw new stuffed animals onto the ice in celebration of the Thunderbirds' first goal of the game. Bears will, in turn, be delivered to underprivileged children in the Springfield area at the holiday. Popular weekly promotions like 3-2-1 Fridays ($3 Coors Light Drafts, $2 Hot Dogs, $1 Sodas) will also be back in the fold in the 2018-19 season, as well as the MGM Springfield Pregame Concert Series.

For more information on ticket packages and the Thunderbirds, visit or call (413) 739-GOAL (4625).


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300 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MA 01108

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From MA, NH, VT, NY:
Exit 6 off Mass Pike (I-90) to I-291 West (Springfield) to I-91 South. I-91 South to Exit 4 (Route 83/Main Street). Follow Route 83 with left at light, straight through next light, first right up Longhill Street, left at next light on to Sumner Avenue. Straight through two lights. Forest Park is on the right.

From CT:
Exit 2 off I-91 North, (Route 83/Forest Park/East Longmeadow). Straight through first light. Right at next light onto Route 83 South/Sumner Avenue. Straight through two lights. Forest Park is on the right.


November 25, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Closed November 30 - December 1, 2020

Sunday through Thursday – 5PM to 9PM

Friday, Saturday and Holidays* – 5PM to 11PM

Buses with Reservations Priority – 5PM to 6PM

*Holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day (5pm to 9pm)