How you can buy tickets for Leeds Chiefs first home game at Elland Road in January

THE countdown to Leeds Chiefs’ first-ever game at their new Elland Road ice rink at the end of next month continues with details and prices of tickets being revealed today.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 7:16 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 7:17 pm
Leeds Chiefs will play their first-ever home game out of their new Elland Road rink against Sheffield Steeldogs on Friday, January 31. Picture courtesy of

The Chiefs are set to play host in the NIHL National league against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Steeldogs on Friday, January 31. The game will face-off at 7.30pm and comes just hours after the rink opens its doors for its first-ever public skating session.

Match tickets are priced at £13 for adults, £9.50 concessions, £7 for Under-16s, while a family of four ticket is £35.

Tickets are available online via the Leeds Chiefs website HEREAround 600 seats will be available for the game, while work continues on completing the remainder of the rink and there will also be standing room available. Doors will open for spectators at 6.30pm.

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Work is continuing on the Elland Road rink ready for the opening of its doors on Friday, January 31. Picture supplied by Planet Ice Leeds.

"It's an exciting time for the whole project and a significant step forward and we hope we can get as many people down as possible to make it a great, historic occasion for our first home game at the new rink, ," said Planet Ice Leeds general manager, Simon McGuinness.

"We know it's taken longer than we had hoped for to get the Chiefs playing out of Elland Road, but this is the moment we've all been waiting for.

"We're confident we can build something really special in Leeds with the Chiefs and believe we've already established a solid, loyal following through what has been a tough first season in the NIHL National.

"The fact that the first-ever game there will be against Sheffield Steeldogs, who we have already established a strong Yorkshire rivalry with, should make it an even more special night."

The delay in the rink’s completion has meant Sam Zajac’s side have effectively had to play all their games on the road, using other rinks in Blackburn, Widnes and Coventry as host venues.

Player-coach Zajac added: "This first game at the new rink is something we've all been waiting for ever since we signed up with the team last summer.

"It's been frustrating at times being out on the road and we have covered many miles so far this season, but we're looking forward to getting settled into our new home as quickly as possible.

"The players and the staff can't wait for that first puck drop."

Now at the halfway point of their debut season, the Chiefs currently sit bottom of the regular season standings, but are still within touch of the playoff positions. They face the Steeldogs at Ice Sheffield on Tuesday (1pm face-off), hoping to bounce back from weekend defeats to Telford Tigers and Bracknell Bees.

Tickets are available online via the Leeds Chiefs website HERE