FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
Mike Lawrence (407) 947-0163 on-site
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to Work-along
with City Staff in Preparations for the First Hockey Game at Amway
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will work-along with City staff to prepare
for the first professional hockey game at the new Amway Center when the
Tampa Bay Lightening will host the St. Louis Blues in a pre-season
exhibition game on Wednesday, September 21.
To prepare for the event, City Staff are installing the hockey system,
including plexi-glass sideboards and protective netting along the north
and south goals, building benches and penalty boxes for each team and
installing lighting systems for the goals.
The Amway Center will operate two Zamboni machines that will cut, shave
and clean the ice and fill in ruts that are created by players during
the hockey game. During his work-along today, Mayor Dyer will operate
one of these machines to ensure that the ice is in pristine condition
come game time.
The Tampa Bay Lightening has played five exhibition games in Orlando
since the franchise was started in 1992. The last game exhibition game
played in Orlando by the Lightening was in 1996
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
400 West Church Street
As part of Mayor Dyer’s commitment to providing citizens with the
high quality service they have come to expect, he participates in work-alongs
with various City staff. Mayor Dyer has worked with Code Enforcement
Officers, gone door-to-door with Orlando Police Officers delivering
valuable City information to residents in the Parramore Heritage
Neighborhood, assisted City staff and children of the Nap Ford Community
School in planting a community garden and worked in the customer service
and development review areas of Permitting Services.