The Milwaukee Admirals set their 2012-13 promotional schedule today which features concerts, presidential bobbleheads, mustaches, skating gnomes and many other giveaways and entertainment which have been the hallmarks of the team's game presentation.
Highlighting this year's promotional schedule is Wispolitics.com Decision 2012 on Nov. 2 where the Admirals will conduct a straw poll via bobblehead in anticipation of the 2012 Presidential Election, which will be held just four days later.
The Ads will have 2,500 bobbleheads of both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, courtesy of Robert Haack Diamonds, and each fan upon entering will choose which bobblehead they would like. The first candidate to run out will be declared the winner.
In addition to the Presidential Bobbleheads, the Admirals will have at least two other bobblehead giveaways this season, starting with a bobblehead of Admirals mascot Roscoe for the first 5,000 fans on Jan. 12, courtesy of US Bank.
The team will also honor center Chris Mueller with his own bobblehead on Feb. 15, sponsored by Lee Jeans. Last season, Mueller became just the third Admiral since the team joined the AHL in 2001 to top the 30-goal plateau. In addition to these bobbleheads, the first 2,500 fans will take home a garden gnome of the skating Admirals Logo on March 1, courtesy of US Bank.
The Admirals Concert Series, another backbone of the promo schedule, has yet to be finalized. FM106/Coors Light Country Music Night is slated for Friday, Jan. 25 after the Ads game with Oklahoma City. However the artist has yet to be determined. The remaining dates and artists will be announced shortly. All of the shows in the Admirals Concert series are free to attend with a game ticket.
The Ads are also featuring a number of new promotional giveaways this year, including mustaches in honor of Movember, a men's health initiative, for the first 1,500 fans on Nov. 30, sponsored by Lucky Tiger men's grooming products, Roscoe/Milwaukee Brewers Ornaments (2,500) on Dec. 14, Children's Hospital blankets (1,500 kids 14 & under) on Jan. 6, Rocky Rococo goaltender water bottles (1,500 kids 14 & under) on Feb. 10, and Independence First Activity Book (1,500 kids 14 & under) on March 3.
The Admirals have brought back many of the popular promotional giveaways from previous seasons and will continue to add other promotions, giveaways, and entertainment as the season continues.
Individual tickets for the game and concert will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. However, season ticket holders and those interested in groups of 10 or more people can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11. Fans interested in season tickets, which start at $175, can call the Admirals office at (414) 227-0550 or go online to milwaukeeadmirals.com for more information.
The Admirals kick off the 2012-13 regular season in Grand Rapids on Friday, Oct. 12 before commencing the home portion of their schedule against the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.