Griffins-Marlies outdoor game moved inside

With today’s cancellation of both the 2013 NHL Winter Classic and the 2012 Hockeytown Winter Festival due to the absence of a collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the NHLPA, the Grand Rapids Griffins’ outdoor game against the Toronto Marlies scheduled to be played on Sunday, Dec. 30, at Comerica Park in Detroit will have a new date and venue.

The game will now take place on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Van Andel Arena at 7 p.m., comprising the second of back-to-back contests between the former division rivals, who will also face off in Grand Rapids on Friday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m.

Griffins full season ticket holders – who did not receive a Dec. 30 ticket as part of their 2012-13 package – will have until Nov. 25 to obtain their seats for the Dec. 29 rescheduled date by redeeming either their Bring a Friend vouchers, the flex tickets they originally received in lieu of a 38th home game at Van Andel Arena, or unused season tickets from games that have already been played.

For all other fans wishing to attend the Dec. 29 game, tickets will go on sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. through, The Zone at Van Andel Arena, and all Star Tickets outlets (800-585-3737).

All fans who purchased tickets for the Griffins’ Comerica Park game, other Hockeytown Winter Festival events and the NHL Winter Classic can obtain refunds through their point of sale. Griffins customers with questions are invited to call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2.