FAQ’S

Where can I park for games?
There is parking located in the Arena Garage located next to the 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. The San Joaquin Regional Transit District will be running a trolley service that will shuttle guests from the lots in the downtown area to and from the Arena.

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. As well as a Wells Fargo Ticket for Kids Program.

Who is responsible for day-to-day management of the franchise?
Dan Chapman 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 of approximately 14 people.

Where do the players come from?
The team management and coaching staff recruit players from across North America and Europe in an effort to provide the best possible team on the ice.

Is this an expansion team or was a team relocated?
Stockton Hockey Franchise Group purchased the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies and relocated the Atlantic City team to Stockton following the 2004-2005 season. The franchise began play in Stockton for the 2005-2006 season.

Who owns the team?
SC Hockey Franchise Group, Inc. See the Front Office section for more information.

What league does the Thunder play in?
The ECHL.

How many games does the Thunder play?
36 at home, 36 away with approximately 30 home games on Friday and Saturday night or Sunday afternoon.

How long does the season last?
Mid-October through the first week of April. With playoffs the season could extend to early-June.

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, general “snapshot” cameras are allowed in Stockton Arena. Personal cameras only; no professional photography allowed.

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?
(209) 373-1675

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?
Season tickets are available beginning at $335 per seat for all 36 games plus the first two rounds of the playoffs. See Ticket Information.

Is there a discount for Children?
Children and Seniors can get a discounted ticket for the Upper End Zone for $7. Children must be under the age of 12 and Seniors 65 and over.

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, or at www.stocktontickets.com. Prices range from $9 to $16.
NOTE: If you purchase 10 or more tickets, you can save up to $3 per ticket by purchasing a group! Call the Thunder office at (209) 373-1500.

What are the game times?
Game times vary depending on the night of the week:
Friday and Saturday night games start at 7:30pm.
Weekday games Monday-Thursday start at 7:00 pm.
Sunday games are at 4:00pm.

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. 

What’s the name of the Thunder goal song and other music played at games?
Below is a sample of the familiar music you hear at a Thunder game each night at Stockton Arena!

Pre-game warmups:
Beastie Boys – Sabotage
Bush – Machine Head
Disturbed – Land of Confusion
Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
Green Day – Basket Case
Linkin Park – Bleed It Out
Metallica – Fuel
Metallica – Master of Puppets
Methods of Mayhem – Crash
Motley Crue – Kickstart My Heart
Nickelback – Animals
Incubus – Megalomaniac
P.O.D. – Rock The Party
Pearl Jam – Even Flow
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Face Down
Rob Zombie – Dragula
Rob Zombie – Feel So Numb
Trapt – Headstrong

Countdown:
U2 – Where the Streets Have No Name
Lake & Palmer Emerson – Karn Evil 9 Impression 1

Thunder takes the ice (pre-game):
AC/DC – Thunderstruck

Thunder takes the ice (second and third period):
Bush – Machine Head
OK Go – Here It Goes
Methods of Mayhem – Crash
Motley Crue – Kickstart My Heart
Rob Zombie – Dragula
Fagan and Clark – My House

Fights/penalties:
2Unlimited – Workaholic
Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right (To Party)
Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
Drowning Pool – Bodies
Offspring – Come Out and Play
Marilyn Manson – Beautiful People
Metallica – Fuel
Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It

Thunder goal:
Kernkraft 400 – Zombie Nation

Thunder wins:
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion