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Admirals Paint Faceoff Circles Green and Gold to Support Packers
- Updated: January 27, 2011
There’s one place on earth Clay Travis can feel completely safe these days…and it’s the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Admirals, the Predators’ AHL affiliate, have decided to paint the ice in Green Bay Packers colors in order to show support to their home team as they head to Dallas to battle the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
From the Admirals Press Release:
Milwaukee Admirals President Jon Greenberg announced today that the team will paint the four face-off circles green and gold for their next three games to show their support for the Green Bay Packers as they prepare for the Super Bowl on February 6. The green and gold will adorn the face-off circles for the team’s game this Friday, January 28th against the Peoria Rivermen, for next Friday, February 4th when the Admirals host the Rockford IceHogs, and on Wednesday, February 9th versus Peoria.
“From one successful organization to another, we want to wish the Packers luck as they look for their 13th NFL Championship,” said Greenberg. “Here at the Admirals we are caught up in Green Bay mania and the green and gold face-off circles are a great way to show our support for the Pack.”
The Bradley Center will begin the process of shaving the ice to allow for the painting immediately after the Admirals finish their practice at the building on Thursday morning. After a large enough layer of ice is shaved off the top, the Bradley Center maintenance crew will paint each of the face-off circles, and then the ice will be rebuilt to its original thickness after the painting is complete.
PHOTO/MOCK-UP CREDIT: Milwaukee Admirals