Fairfield will play its final two home games this season at the newly-built Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. The arena is the current home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.
The games will be played on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, March 2 against Quinnipiac and Holy Cross, respectively. The game on Feb. 22 was originally scheduled to be played at Quinnipiac’s home rink, the Northford Ice Pavilion, forcing the schools to flip-flop home games. Quinnipiac will host Fairfield the following night, Saturday, Feb. 23.
“We’re very excited about this opportunity to further develop our relationship with the Arena at Harbor Yard,” said Fairfield AD Gene Doris. “It’s an important step for our hockey program and will be a good way for us to finish the regular season.”
The Arena at Harbor Yard has a seating capacity of 8,500 for hockey, including 33 Executive Suites, 1300 Club Seats, a private Club Lounge, 13 Loge suites and three party suites, making it the largest venue ever for a MAAC game. The main tenant in the building, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, are averaging 4,140 fans per game through 14 home dates, ranking them 22nd in the 27-team league.