Where can I park for games?
There is parking located in the Arena Garage located next to Stockton Arena as well as in parking lots along Fremont Street across from the arena. These parking lots range in cost from $10-$15. Further parking is located around downtown.
How is the team involved in the community?
The team donates tickets or merchandise and makes appearances in support of programs, specifically those which benefit children and which enhance the quality of life in Stockton and throughout the Central Valley. The team also has multiple school reward programs.
Who is responsible for day-to-day management of the franchise?
Dave Piecuch is President of the hockey team and will be running the day to day operations of the hockey team both on and off the ice. He is assisted by a full-time administrative staff.
Where do the players come from?
Many of the players are signed directly from the Calgary Flames and have NHL contracts. These players come from all over the world from junior and/or pro leagues worldwide. However, there are some AHL players that are signed to AHL contracts and some that are signed to two-way, AHL-ECHL contracts. The latter are in situations similar to many players that Stockton Thunder fans have seen in the ECHL from 2005 to 2015.
Is this an expansion team or was a team relocated?
The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation purchased the Stockton Thunder in January 2015 and announced that the ECHL franchise would move to Glens Falls, New York while the Adirondack Flames, the corporation’s AHL team, would move to Stockton to become the Stockton Heat.
Who owns the team?
The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation who also own the Calgary Flames (National Hockey League), Adirondack Thunder (ECHL), Calgary Hitmen (Western Hockey League), Calgary Roughnecks (National Lacrosse League) and Calgary Stampeders (Canadian Football League). The group also manages the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
What league does the Heat play in?
The American Hockey League, which serves as the top feeder league to the National Hockey League. More than 88% of NHL players have played in the AHL!
How many games does the Heat play?
At this time that number is up in the air as the Pacific Division may play fewer games then the rest of the American Hockey League. Currently teams in the AHL play 76 games, six fewer then the NHL and four more then the ECHL.
How long does the season last?
Mid-October through mid April. With playoffs the season could extend through June.
Can I bring my camera?
DSLR camera’s require a credential and you must make your photos available to the team. To inquire about credentials, email Brandon Kisker.
What is the Phone Number to purchase concert tickets or tickets to other arena events?
(209) 373-1700 – The Stockton Arena Box Office
What is the Phone Number to the Fan Attic, the official Merchandise Store of the Stockton Thunder?
Are there ticket plans other than full season tickets?
We have a wide variety of mini-ticket packages available to meet just about any budget and schedule including 6 game plans, 12 game plans, weekend plans, etc. See Ticket Information.
What do season tickets cost?
See ticket information here.
Can young children come to the game for free if they sit on a parents’ lap?
Children age 2 and under can attend for free.
How do I purchase individual tickets?
You can purchase individual tickets at the Stockton Arena Box Office, by phone at (209) 373-1700.
NOTE: If you purchase 10 or more tickets, you can save up to $3 per ticket by purchasing a group! Call the Heat office at (209) 373-1500.
What are the game times?
Game times vary depending on the night of the week. When the schedule is announced, so to will be the times.
Want to know more info on what you can and can’t bring to a game?
Click here for more details on the Stockton Arena policies.