Playoffs sold out for the National presented by Syncrude

(Fort McMurray, AB, March 14, 2014) – Tickets to the Semi-Final for Grand Slam of Curling, the National presented by Syncrude are sold out in advance of the Saturday evening draw (6:30 pm MT) which will determine the teams competing in Sunday’s Final at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Tickets to the Quarter-Finals are also now sold out.

The sold out draws come on the heels of a sold out Final and sold out draws on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night at CNRL Arena 2. VIP and General Admission All-Event passes sold out prior to the National getting underway. All of these draws are broadcast nationally on Sportsnet.

“What a tremendous response we have seen to the National presented by Syncrude,” said Jodie Mercier, Host Committee Co-Chair and Director of Sport and Recreation for the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo. “The strong all-event pass and ticket sales is a powerful indicator of how popular and exciting this event is in the region, and speaks to the future of national and international sporting events as a community builder and economic driver in Wood Buffalo.”

The news of strong ticket sales follows the Regional Sport Tourism Awareness Breakfast on Friday morning at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre. Over 200 attendees were joined by guest speakers Grant MacDonald, Chair of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance and Kevin Martin, 17-time Grand Slam of Curling event champion and 2010 Olympic Gold medalist. Team Martin sat at 2-1 at the National presented by Syncrude heading into Draw 7 (1:30 pm MT).

Community members are also invited to visit ‘The Patch’, the entertainment zone located at Nexen Field House. ‘The Patch’ is free to the public from 4:00 pm to 12:30 am on Friday, while on Saturday it hosts The Sheepdogs presented by ROCK 97.9 FM. Doors to ‘The Patch’ open on Saturday at 6:00 pm with a ticket to The Sheepdogs being required for admission.

Visit macdonaldisland.ca/grandslam for tickets and to view the remaining draw and special event schedule.

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