Howard Dolgon, the owner of the Syracuse Crunch, has proven time and time again that he is always up for the challenge of putting on big events.
It looks like Central New York is buying in, too.
We all remember the famous 2010 Outdoor game at the New York State Fairgrounds that set an outdoor AHL attendance record.
At this point in time, Dolgon's latest venture is ahead of that.
The Frozen Dome Classic, which will be November 22nd in the Carrier Dome and will feature three hockey games including a Syracuse vs. Utica game, is actually pacing ahead of the Outdoor Game Dolgon told ESPN Radio in Syracuse on Tuesday.
Tickets just went on sale to the public both online and at the box office, the Crunch is hoping the hockey event breaks the current indoor hockey record of roughly 28-thousand fans in attendance.
"We don't know what to expect, we've never done this before, there's never been a hockey game inside the Carrier Dome. So, yeah, it reinforces a lot of you know, you have these moments where you're dreaming about what you can do and about breaking the (attendance) record and then you have moments where you're like, "oh no, what did we do". Today really reinforced a lot of what we were thinking" Syracuse Crunch C.O.O. tells me tonight.
The Crunch will continue to enlighten the community to the spectacle it is putting on in conjunction with Syracuse University. Reminding us that they literally have less than a week to transition the "Loudhouse" from a basketball venue to a hockey wonderland.
A testament to the incredible job that Peter Sala, Executive Director of the Carrier Dome does, but also a show of faith in Central New Yorkers that love big time events.
"Let's face it, Syracuse is a big event town. We see it all the time, we saw it with the Outdoor Game, we see it every year at the Dome when you have a Duke game or a big football game. This city loves big events and it's something we're going to bring to them" Sarosy went on to say.
Tickets for the event range from $20, $30, or $50 for the best seats. The Saturday event features a Utica vs. Syracuse police/fire charity game, a SUNY Oswego vs. Utica College game and of course the headliner of Syracuse Crunch vs. Utica Comets.