Week 7: Portland Stags (3-1) at Vancouver Nighthawks (2-3)
When: May 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. PST
Where: Thunderbird Stadium – Vancouver
Thunderbird Stadium – Vancouver
Located on UBC’s gorgeous campus, Thunderbird Stadium has been the home of the Vancouver Nighthawks since their inception. The stadium can comfortably seat 3,500 under the grandstand and has parking available just outside. For those fans lacking personal transportation, buses run from most SkyTrain stations. A map can be found here.
Fan in the Stands
Just how much do you love the Nighthawks? It’s time for all of those die-hards to come from out of the woodwork on Saturday, strut their stuff and be a Fan in the Stands! Materials will be provided for signs and all fans are encouraged to participate. For those needing incentive, there will be prizes. Supporters can tweet @VCNighthawks or email firstname.lastname@example.org with their best selfie (hashtag #WingmanSelfie) to grab some attention before or during the game.
Wondering how to find statistics for MLU and your Nighthawks? There are three places to look.
To find the overall MLU stats, first go to the main MLU webpage here. (You can also get there by clicking on the red and white MLU logo on the upper right on the Nighthawks website.) Under the Fanzone menu, choose Team and Player Stats. You can sort the stats however you want by clicking on the column headings, and you can also check on last year’s stats by choosing the 2013 tab.
To find a page which shows just the Nighthawks stats, go to the Nighthawks webpage here. (You can also get to the Nighthawks website from the main MLU website by choosing Nighthawks from the Teams menu.) Then choose Stats under the Team menu. Again, these stats are sortable by clicking on the column headers.
Finally, you can see the stats for a particular game by choosing Schedule and Results from the Team menu on the Nighthawks website. For any completed game, click the date on the left and you will find the stats for both teams for that game, again sortable by clicking on column headers.
MLU statistics are generally updated within one or two days after a game is completed, but it’s getting quicker all the time.
Looking for a place to have a few pints, grab some food, and hang out with the Nighthawks after the game? Mahony & Sons is minutes away from Thunderbird Stadium (map here) . Thanks to an all-ages family section, fans with kids in tow needn’t call it an early night on account of them. And if the company, Irish pub fare, and convenience isn’t enough, bringing in your ticket stub will earn fans 10 per cent off on game days.
Also of note, Mahony & Sons will be televising the Nighthawks away game on June 21.
Step right up
Still don’t have tickets for the game? Be sure to grab some at the gate or online here. Also, take note of the group ticket promotions. Purchase 10 or more tickets at a time and receive 40 per cent off regular price along with some perks! Read about the promotion in full here.